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Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have 2 full time vacancy for a Band 7 Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in the Emergency Department/ Major Trauma Centre. The successful candidate must have recent experience working in the speciality at a senior level. Have excellent clinical and leadership skills, and able to communicate effectively with the multi disciplinary team and work well in a team.
  • Interview Date Thursday, 01/08/2024
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

The Senior Sister / Charge Nurse / Senior ODP must:
  • Act as a guardian for professional accountability and standards, ensuring professional practices in line with the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) / Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Trust
  • Ensure the provision of safe and effective patient care
  • Ensure environmental standards and cleanliness are maintained in line with national and Trust Standards in the Theatre / Department
  • Effectively manage the Theatre /Department nursing / ODP resource
  • Support and contribute to the development of patient care and practice within the Directorate, contributing to Trust projects where required
  • Ensure junior staff and students have appropriate supervision and support and are appropriately assessed

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The Senior Sister / Charge Nurse / Senior ODP has 24 hour accountability, including line managing, for their Theatre / Department. They must deliver quality care by ensuring appropriate systems and processes are in place to ensure the continuity of safe and effective care at all times.
  • Deputises for Matron as required / appropriate

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of achievement in current post and on-going professional development
  • Knowledge and understanding of current relevant NHS policy context


  • Specialist course in area of practice



  • Have developed skills in professional accountability in a leadership role
  • Good IT skills
  • Intravenous drug administration
  • Venepuncture and intravenous cannulation
  • Scrub skills relevant to speciality / anaesthetic skills appropriate to speciality



  • Experience of leading a nursing team at SR/CN level or equivalent
  • Relevant specialist qualification / experience
  • Extensive clinical practice or specialist qualification in relevant specialty
  • Experience of adult / child safeguarding
  • Experience of managing and leading nursing / clinical teams
  • Audit / research experience


  • Experience of developing a nursing team at SR/CN level



  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch) / Registered Operating Department Practitioner
  • Current NMC / HCPC registration
  • Degree level knowledge or working towards completion (i.e. on pathway)
  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) / Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) requirements for mentorship if relevant to role


  • Master's degree
  • Leadership / management qualification

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary


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