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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Cheerful Sparrows Female is a 32 bedded acute surgical ward at the Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital in Margate. Our admissions come from Accident and Emergency, transfers from theatre post surgery and transfers from the Intensive Care Unit.

Our patients are often very unwell and the conditions range from appendicitis, to major bowel surgery

The Ward is busy rewarding and exciting and will provide excellent experience for anyone interested in surgical nursing. Our patient turnover is high and discharge planning is paramount to our success.

Main duties of the job

To provide professional leadership, advice and guidance to Nurses and Healthcare Assistants and foster collaborative partnerships with other disciplines.

To communicate effectively with patients and their relatives, ensuring accurate and seamless information is conveyed and documented.

Assist in the maintenance and monitoring of agreed standards, ensuring that any shortfall is brought to the attention of the Line Manager.

Ensure that all quality initiatives within the critical care environment are adhered to and that the highest standards of care are maintained at all times.

Assist in the development of clinical protocols ensuring that these are reviewed in accordance with the needs of the service in conjunction with the Ward Manager.

Ensure that accurate and legible patient records are kept in line with professional and legal requirements.

Promote and maintain effective working relationships and communications with consultants, medical staff, nurse colleagues and other multi-agency.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below

Person Specification



  • Significant post-registration experience


  • Evidence of facilitating learning in practice



  • Venepuncture, cannulation, ECG, Verification of Death, IV Drugs and ILS
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • Facilitating Staff development and empowerment


  • Mentor course

Personal/ Professional Attributes


  • Ability to maintain high standards of care
  • Ability to recognise own limitations
  • Able to use own initiative appropriately


  • Quality Improvement tools, ward metrics, ability to use IT to the benefit of patient care

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital



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