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Junior Sister / Charge Nurse

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the speciality medicine directorate for a band 6 nurse to become one of Acute Medicine and Endocrine Ward (C5) deputy managers'. You would be working alongside other band 6 nurses ', supporting the band 7 ward manager within an established nursing team.

C5 ward is a 27 bedded area which cares for both male and female patients. It is an acute Endocrine/Diabetic/acute medical ward within the newly built Louisa Martindale Building in the Royal Sussex County Hospital. This is the most modern building in the NHS at the moment.

W e welcome applications from those who currently hold a UK NMC registration. If you currently hold an overseas nursing qualification and require sponsorship we are not currently direct hiring Internationally Qualified Nurses.

Main duties of the job

This post would suit a dynamic individual with good leadership skills to co-ordinate the ward's nursing team daily activities. Relevant knowledge and clinical experience in the provision of excellent patient focused, evidence-based care delivery is essential.

The opportunity would suit a mentor with excellent communication skills, who possesses substantial experience at band 5 level, preferably within an acute medical setting.

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of recent professional development and having pursued a leadership course, together with having studied a Diabetic module would be advantageous. You will be supported within your role by a ward manager, practice educator and clinical matron.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsible for the development, planning and co-ordination of specialist treatment within a ward or department.

Assess patients, plan, implement and manage care.

Carry out specialist nursing procedures.

Provide specialist advice to patients and carers.

Undertake research and lead clinical audits in specialist area.

May be required to supervise a team of nursing/therapist and support staff.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse (level 1) Degree level, with significant post-registration experience (specialist or general, depending on requirements of the position)
  • Experience of supervising junior staff and students, and possess or be working towards being a Practice Supervisor or Assessor Supervisor.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain professional relationships with the multi-disciplinary team members. Demonstrate advanced communication skills to support patients and their carers and convey sensitive information, overcoming barriers to communication.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills. Manage the conflicting demands of team leader and clinical responsibilities.
  • Substantial experience in an acute medical environment.
  • Involvement in carrying out clinical audit including co-ordination, evaluation and service development.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Able to plan and prioritise a complex and unpredictable caseload efficiently.
  • Proven understanding of clinical governance with risk management, its importance and its application.
  • Leading meetings.


  • Evidence of post-graduate experience and attendance at specialist courses
  • Proven ability to deliver training sessions to patients and staff
  • Qualification in Diabetes
  • Leadership qualification
  • Experience of change management and introducing service improvements.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).
  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital

Eastern Road



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