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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse, Med Short Stay ALX

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Medical Short Stay Unit Alexandra Hospital (MSSU)

Band 6 Sister/ Charge Nurse -A exciting opportunity has arisen to join our MSSU team. We pride ourselves in providing a progressive, supportive environment with a dynamic and motivated team. We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual, who is looking for a challenge, if you are confident, well organised with excellent communication skills and see yourself as a visible Nurse leader who has high standards, excellent clinical skills and knowledge then we would like to hear from you.

The Medical short stay unit is a 28 bedded unit at the Alexandra hospital in Redditch. This is a busy and dynamic working environment we aim to discharge patients home within a 72-hour window. It is fast paced and we have an excellent discharge rate, by working closely with the multi-disciplinary team. Our mission is to work together with our partners in health and social care to provide safe, effective, personalized and integrated care for local people, delivered consistently across all services by skilled and compassionate staff.

We are committed to delivering a Nursing Service that provides the best patient care and recognize that our excellent nursing staff are key in enabling and providing compassionate, patient centered care.

For any more information please contact Ward Manager Kayleigh Kings on (01527) 512091 or via email:

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate must be able to co-ordinate and prioritize care in a busy environment. The ability to communicate effectively with all members of the multidisciplinary team, doctors and nurses. You will be supported in this post by the Ward Manager, the MSSU team and Matron for Urgent Care.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To ensure the maintenance of a high standard of nursing care at all times through the effective management of staff and resources and to be available for advice and support.

Provide effective leadership and to act as a good role model, as well as to liaise with all members of the multi- disciplinary team and co-ordinate all aspects of care in the best interests of patients and their families.

To supervise junior staff and to teach qualified and unqualified staff as appropriate.

Achieve and maintain competence in identified mandatory and statutory training, develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge.

Person Specification



  • Experience as working as a band 5 or above.
  • Ward/ departmental management experience.
  • Ward / departmental based training.
  • Managing clinical risks and incidents at ward level.


  • Working within a busy hospital environment.
  • Clinical Audit activity.
  • Staff Appraisals.
  • Complaints Handling.



  • GCSE grade A to C in English and Maths
  • RGN With current registration

Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


The Alexandra Hospital

Woodrow Drive




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