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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse - Elm Ward

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT
King's Lynn
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior staff nurse to develop their leadership and management skills on Elm Ward and become part of the leadership team as a band 6. Elm is a 33 bedded surgical ward providing care for all surgical specialties but also provides care for many medical patients.

We are looking for someone who is compassionate, thrives to grow professionally and personally, and loves to work as part of a team. We also need an adaptable and experienced individual who can work well under pressure.

Elm Ward has a relatively new and junior team and we are looking for an individual who will help the leadership team to support and grow the staff to help develop the ward.

If you are passionate about providing excellent patient care and you feel that you want to develop your skills, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Main duties of the job

Responsibilities include ensuring the team deliver effective patient care by providing appropriate clinical and managerial leadership.

We are looking for an experienced nurse who can demonstrate their ability to support the team and the ward manager, promote effective high quality patient care whilst managing a team and embrace daily challenges utilising appropriate clinical decision making.

You should have excellent organisational and clinical skills and be able to communicate at all levels.

You will ensure that legislation, policies and procedures are correctly applied within the team and action any issues promptly.

About us

There's never been a more exciting time to join TeamQEH. We're working on a once in a generation opportunity to build a new state-of-the-art hospital to open in 2030 and we are also carrying out on one of the biggest pieces of digital transformation work we've ever undertaken.

Our new electronic patient record (EPR) will replace paper-based patient records from 2026 and will lead to better, safer, joined-up care at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and beyond.

At The QEH we provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based services to around 331,000 people across west and north Norfolk, North Cambs and South Lincs.

We are an ambitious organisation that upholds our values of kindness, wellness and fairness. We strive for continuous quality improvement, recently demonstrated in our 2024 CQC maternity inspection rating our services as 'Good', and we are proud to be a place to learn and grow through recognised learning and apprenticeships.

We recognise and reward our 4,000 staff and volunteers, priding ourselves on a community atmosphere and positive team spirit. We have approx. 530 beds across 33 wards and have newly built education and training facilities, a range of modern award-winning centres alongside a talented team of people ready to give you a warm welcome. We love working here and think you will too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details on responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications/training and professional development


  • Registered with the NMC (UK)
  • Evidence of Post registration Educational Continuing development


  • Recognised NMC Teaching and Assessing Qualification or equivalent, or willingness to undertake, or in progress.

Experience and Skills


  • Relevant post registration experience
  • Evidence of innovation and achievements in clinical practice
  • Can demonstrate their experience of collaborative working
  • Can demonstrate the use of appropriate criteria to prioritise patient caseload
  • Can demonstrate experience of having difficult conversations


  • Leadership experience

Employer details

Employer name

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Gayton Road

King's Lynn

PE30 4ET

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