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Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 role on Ward 205 within Trauma and Orthopaedics.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our management team, who possesses excellent communication and leadership skills, and promotes excellent quality of care, whilst supporting junior staff on the ward to do the same. The role will entail working weekends, bank holidays and nights to provide unit bleep cover.

The ideal applicant will have demonstrable experience within Trauma and Orthopaedics and ideally have experience working with hip fracture and dementia patients and complex discharge planning.

The successful applicant will show evidence of service improvement or innovation

You will have the full support of the management team and your peers, enabling you to succeed in this role.

Main duties of the job

The majority of your role will be clinical, and you will be a clinical lead on the ward supporting and mentoring junior members of the team with your experience and knowledge.

The job will also entail all aspects of people/staff management, for example, ensuring staff wellbeing, completing appraisals, dealing with conflict and more.

You will be expected to complete, audits, rosters, reports, attend meetings and liaise with all members of the MDT as well as many other tasks.

Closing date of applications: 24th July 2024

Interview date: 7th August 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust - over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A& E every day - 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Registered Nurse


  • NMC Qualification


  • Evidence of mentoring students
  • Evidence of teaching/training colleagues

post registration experience


  • Demonstrable post registration experience
  • Demonstrable experience within an acute hospitable setting


  • Evidence of continued learning post registration
  • Evidence of leadership qualities and/or training



  • Demonstrable experience within orthopaedics


  • Experienced in hip fracture care
  • Experienced in dementia care

knowledge of ward management


  • Knowledge of ward and people management
  • Knowledge of working with hip fracture and dementia patients


  • Evidence of undertaking appraisals/audits
  • Evidence of making/supporting change

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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