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Clinical Sister/Charge Nurse - Neurosurgery

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Leadership team in Neurosurgery. Ward 43 / NECU is a Neurosurgical ward that cares for patients and their relatives whilst going through a form of spinal or brain injury. It is made up of 34 ward beds and 12 Enhanced care beds. The post holder will be expected to rotate between both the ward and NECU.

Main duties of the job

Ward 43 Clinical Sisters / Charge Nurse are responsible for continually aiming for high standards of care and supporting the management team. In turn the management team will support your professional development and offer guidance for your career goals. The post holder will be expected to coordinate the ward and work clinically. An understanding of the operational demands and clinical pressures are essential whilst maintaining quality of care and patient safety.

Neurosurgical experience is not essential.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Accountable for own actions in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct. Will contribute to corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times.

2. Effectively communicate information regarding clinical decisions, policy and care pathways to patients/carers and the multi-professional team.

3. A skilled practitioner and clinical leader providing support to the management team, participating in service/policy development.

4. Responsible for clinical assessment of a group of patients and management of a team, ensuring appropriate care is planned, implemented and evaluated/audited.

5. Organisation of cross-departmental/organisational activities including HR, resource, and bleep-holder responsibilities as appropriate.

6. Demonstrate highly technical and/or practical skills to ensure optimum patient management including complex patient monitoring equipment management and frequent administration of invasive tests/procedures.

7. Develop and educate staff, participating in supervision, mentorship and appraisal as required.

8. Utilise and ensure others utilise IT systems to secure accurate and timely patient, workforce and resource data available.

9. Manage expected and unexpected clinical events requiring varying levels of physical effort according to patient dependency/clinical need.

10. Support patients, carers and others during difficult situations arising in the clinical area, e.g imparting bad news or following an unexpected event.

11. Promote and monitor adherence to Health and Safety and Trust policy designed to protect healthcare staff and service users from known hazards.

12. Maintain a clean, safe environment ensuring adherence to Trust standards of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control at all times.

For further details of the job role please see attached job description.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospital Coventry

Clifford Bridge Road



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