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Sister/Charge Nurse - Emergency Department

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Emergency Department Sister/Charge Nurse

The adult Emergency Department are looking to recruit a band 7 senior nurse.

The Bristol Royal Infirmary Adult Emergency department is a thriving busy department, in the heart of the city of Bristol.

Do you have experience working in emergency medicine? Are you an expert in assessment, a quick thinking problem solver who has strong leadership qualities?

Are you willing to learn and to teach others? Then this is the job for you.

Main duties of the job

  • Ensuring safety checks are completed
  • Maintaining standards through audits
  • Ensuring safe staffing of the emergency department
  • Clinically assessing to help identify sick and deteriorating patients
  • ensuring sepsis targets are met
  • Providing clinical support to staff on duty
  • Maintaining oversight of all areas of the emergency department
  • Ensure clear communication within the department and externally with patient flow
  • Support with clinical emergencies
  • Ensure patients have plans and facilitate flow

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and person specification, please refer to the job description.

Person Specification



  • Supportive
  • Respectful
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative

Qualifications and Training


  • RGN. 1st Level qualification
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Evidence of formal ongoing professional development
  • Accredited Advance Life Support and Trauma Nursing Course


  • Teaching Qualification or equivalent experience

Skills and Abilities


  • Resilience
  • Demonstrates ability to take overall responsibility and accountability
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Flexible
  • Good communication
  • Assertiveness
  • Dynamic
  • Pro-active
  • Personal insight and awareness
  • Being a good team player
  • Initiative
  • Being fair

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of working in ED
  • Proven leadership and management experience in an Emergency Department
  • Proven evidence of educational support to others
  • Demonstrated ability to support colleagues
  • Experience or sound knowledge of human resource management e.g. appraisal, sickness etc.
  • Clinical expert in defined area of work---- Emergency Care
  • Change management and ability to present ideas effectively
  • Familiar with current local and national issues
  • Organisational/ prioritising


  • Undertaken nursing research
  • Experience and knowledge of advanced practice/protocols

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin St.



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