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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse (XR07)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Ward Leader on ward J44 which specialises in colorectal surgery and is the Centre for Intestinal Rehabilitation @ Leeds and on J49 which specialises in Renal Medicine and Transplant based within the Abdominal Medicine and Surgical CSU.

J44 - Colorectal surgery and Centre for Intestinal Rehabilitation @ Leeds

We need an enthusiastic, passionate and compassionate individual to lead the team with a clear vison, demonstrating senior leadership and be involved in continuing to develop surgical and Intestinal Rehabilitation Services as part of an extensive MDT.

You will be required:

To develop the nursing team and have strong leadership qualities.

To take direct managerial responsibility for the clinical area and have budgetary responsibility.

To assist in the delivery of care standards and quality indicators to support safe and effective patient care.

To act as a clinical resource within the department as necessary.

To act as a positive role model.

To have excellent communication skills.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate recent change management implementation, a clear understanding of The Leeds Way and a sound understanding of workforce management.

In return, you will gain valuable experience delivering both local hospital care and tertiary services. You will have the opportunity to develop yourself and your role in a world class hospital.

Main duties of the job

Provide leadership to the clinical team

Support and inspire staff to provide efficient, effective, safe, quality care to patients

Deliver a positive patient experience

Promote the building of effective teams and collaboration between teams

Anticipate problems and take preventative or mitigating actions, or have contingency plans available

Work with Matron to lead the development of ward/department nursing practice, reflecting the Clinical Service Unit and Trust business plans

Work with the Matron and or Head of Nursing to suggest and develop new roles/ways of working

Delegate and empower staff whilst maintaining overall, continuing responsibility and accountability

Line manage the nursing team, including individual and team performance, attendance, management and workforce planning

Ensure the effective deployment of staff is mapped against the flow of patients to provide safe and effective care

Support and participate in local and trustwide recruitment events

Manage the use of bank and agency

Investigate and respond to accidents, complaints, untoward incidents and other significant events

Deliver an effective, safe, quality service within budgetary envelope

Raise and respond to concerns with regards to risk, danger, malpractice or wrongdoing by following the LTHT whistle blowing policy and supporting processes

Deputise for Matron in their absence

About us

Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:






All our actions and endeavours will be guided and evaluated through these values

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Jobholder will carry 24 hour continuing responsibility for the effective and efficient management of the ward/department. They will provide professional, clinical, managerial leadership and supervision for the nursing team. The jobholder is responsible for developing and maintaining a ward or departments philosophy that has the patient at the centre of compassionate safe and quality care delivery. Through managing the administrative and financial aspects of the ward, the jobholder will ensure cost effective use of resources.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Level 1)
  • Health Professions Council Registration


  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification
  • Degree in Nursing or related subject or equivalent professional experience
  • Evidence of effective professional and leadership development
  • Evidence of continued professional development



  • Extensive post registration experience.
  • Significant experience within a leadership role or equivalent
  • Experience of managing and leading a team
  • Audit & Standard setting
  • Service development and/or change management
  • Understanding of performance


  • Understands the business of the ward
  • Understanding of the local and national nursing agenda
  • Understanding of relevant national service guidance pertinent to the service
  • Awareness of Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust guidelines and policies

Skills & Behaviours


  • Leadership and management skills Effective communication skills
  • Teaching and assessing skills
  • Preceptorship skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Quality improvement skills
  • Team player
  • Learns from incidents and complaints


  • Skills and knowledge required to lead and develop team members Communication Teaching Leadership IT skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own and others workload

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street



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