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Sister/Charge Nurse

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen on Ash ward at Scarborough hospital. We are seeking an experienced leader to take on the permanent role of Senior Sister/Charge Nurse.

Ash ward is a 15 bed medical, ward, which specialises in gastroenterology. We look after patients with any conditions of the GI tract, including liver disease, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Bowel conditions, such as chrons disease, IBD, and ulcerative colitis, who may require biologics. Nutrition is of prime importance, and we provide care and management for patients, who require enteral feeding. We also care for patients who require Total Parental Nutrition. The ward also caters for a variety of other medical conditions.

Although small, it is a very challenging and exciting area to develop your leadership skills.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate would work with the Matron to ensure that excellent evidence based clinical standards are met and patient safety is maintained.

To provide a focused leadership role, within the clinical area.

To work with the Junior Sister, to manage the workforce, including rostering, HR issues, sickness management, and recruitment and retention.

The successful candidate would work closely with the multidisciplinary team to maintain good communication and embed SAFER principles'

The post-holder will join a positive and focussed nursing team, striving to provide the best standard of care for patients by supporting the nursing team into the future. The role will involve managing improvement projects acting on patient feedback roster and sickness management maintaining ward budget. You will be required to ensure all aspects of patient care and safety are met to the highest standard.

The successful candidate must have at least 18 months post registration experience at Band 6.

You must consistently uphold the Trust's values kindness, openness and excellence. If you are a professional, forward thinking and motivated individual, and ready for the next step in your career, we would love to hear from you.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:

Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants

27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)

A generous relocation package of up to 30% of salary (capped at �18k) to support with relocation expenses for hard to fill positions where relocation would be an expectation to undertake the role fully. If you would like to discuss a potential relocation package, please speak to the recruiting department/manager at interview stage.

A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave

Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme

NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme

An extensive range of learning and development opportunities

Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Please note that if a high number of applications are received this advert may close early. You are advised to submit you application at the earliest opportunity.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse (Level 1)
  • Qualification in speciality
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Willing to undergo training as necessary


  • Degree in Nursing or Related subject

Experience and Knowledge Required


  • At least 18 months recent experience at management level or equivalent
  • Experience of managing and leading a team
  • Budget management
  • Audit & Standard setting
  • Clinical leadership


  • Service development and/or change management

Skills & Attributes


  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own and others workload
  • Understanding of skills and knowledge required to lead and develop team members
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to manage & identify stress in self and others
  • Influencing and negotiation

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Scarborough Hospital

Woodlands Drive


YO12 6QL

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