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Downton Senior Sister/Charge Nurse

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata if part time
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and innovative Senior Sister/Charge Nurse to lead the team on Downton Ward for an 8 month secondment. This role would suit a dynamic and forward thinking quality focused ward manager with a strategic view of improving the experience and care general surgical patients.

Downton is a 24 bedded Acute General Surgical Ward incorporating a broad spectrum of specialties such as colorectal, upper and lower GI and gynae ENT and urology.

Excellent multi-disciplinary working is essential as this area relies on collaborative working and clear communication with medical staff and specialty teams.

The post holder will be able to demonstrate solid surgical nursing knowledge and skills.

Main duties of the job

As the ward leader you will be responsible for your workforce plan, annual skill mix review, service development plan and budget management. You will be responsible for the learning and development of all staff and students within the ward with a strong focus on the development of practical requirements of delivering compassionate and competent care. You will demonstrate strong leadership qualities that constantly reinforce the Trust values and beliefs. You will complete regular audits on the ward, review these results and implement action plans when required.

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated Good by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by visiting

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • band 6 experiance within surgical area
  • experience of leadership and management
  • NMC registration


  • ENT / Tracheostomy skills
  • experience of team management

Employer details

Employer name

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury Foundation Trust

Odstock Road



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