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Clinical Sister-Integrated Acute Assessment Unit SGH

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 Clinical Sister. The successful candidate will be forward thinking, dynamic, enthusiastic and hold excellent communication skills. The successful applicant will have good underpinning knowledge and be able to problem solve and act under pressure, therefore resilience will be a key quality we will be looking for.

As the Clinical Sister you will work alongside the medical, nursing and multidisciplinary teams , facilitating nursing staff with their development of clinical skills and other nursing educations. As part of the senior nursing team you will have excellent communication skills with the outstanding ability to critically think , decision make and ensure the smooth running of the ward on a daily basis supporting the deputy and ward manager in their absence.

The post will sit within the brand new IAAU/SDEC located at Scunthorpe General Hospital within the Emergency and Acute Care Group. Successful applicants will be expected to work rotationally within the two areas and an expectation to work both days, nights, weekends and bank holidays, taking charge and facilitating patient flow whilst, maintaining a focus on the education and training of staff members.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, organised and dynamic individual, interested in developing their leadership, nurse education and clinical supervision skills.

An ability to ensure clinical expertise, coordinate safe, effective and high quality care. The individual will be fully supported within the role and a full orientation and competency package offered, and will be developed to the successful candidates needs .

The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the ward manager, providing clinical leadership, support and supervision. Ensuring standards of care, patient safety and safe practice are maintained.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop knowledge and skills in clinical governance. It is expected they will be able to work in a fast-paced environment, acting within expected professional standards at all times.

As a Clinical Sister you will act a shift lead day and night within IAAU, therefore your ability to effectively lead a team will be essential, you will be able to delegate effectively and ensure flow between departments. You will also be expected to help out on SDEC to ensure that flow is enabled and timely transfers of patients through departments. As well as having a focus on embedding high quality care, through ensuring targets of mandatory trainings are met and assisting the junior team to upskill.

About us

NLAG is part of one of the largest acute and community Group arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over �1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Group has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Group and our community.

Should we receive a high volume of applications the advert may be closed earlier than stated.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more detailed information, please read the job description linked below.

As a Trust we are keen to offer and encourage flexible working opportunities to address health and wellbeing and work-life balance for our employees, this will have a positive impact on the care we provide.

Flexible working is part of a wider commitment to improve the quality and experience of working life and we recognise that it is a key contributor for the recruitment and retention of our employees.

We therefore support and encourage open conversations around a specific working pattern to suit your work-life balance or a multi-role career, if it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Local flexible working arrangements are developed in partnership between the line manager and employee in order to ensure equality of access to flexible working, as far as practicable, regardless of role, shift pattern, team or pay, based on: patient/service user and staff experience, service delivery and work-life balance of colleagues.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

To learn more about Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and discover the unique benefits on offer to employees, view our latest videos, plus more, please visit our recruitment website at

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We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • oRegistered Nurse - in appropriate branch
  • oDiploma in Nursing or evidence of recent relevant CPD at diploma level
  • oQualified mentor (ENB 998 or mentorship award or equivalent) or working towards
  • oEvidence of Post Registration development in the relevant specialty
  • oQualified NVQ Assessor (A1 or equivalent) or working towards


  • oDegree in Nursing or working towards
  • oLeadership Qualification

Occupational Experience


  • oMinimum 18 Months experience


  • oExperience of managing a team or area within a ward area

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust


Scunthorpe General Hospital


DN15 7BH

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