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Clinical Sister/Charge Nurse - Ward 310

Band 6

Main area
Medicine ,Diabetes & Endocrinology
Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Derby Hospital
£31,365 - £37,890 pa
Salary period
25/01/2021 23:59
Interview date

There has never been a better time to come and work at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.  The Trust was formed on 1 July 2018 to bring together our five hospitals – in Derby, Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth – to provide the highest quality care to patients across southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire. 

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse to join part of our Senior Nursing Team on Ward 310.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and dynamic individual who is passionate about ensuring our high standards of patient care is maintained while part of our Senior Nursing Team. This post is suitable for someone with current Sister/Charge Nurse experience to support the junior workforce.

Ward 310 is a fast paced 29 bed acute medical ward which specialises in Diabetes and Endocrinology. The ward provides care for acutely ill patients who often have many medical complications. On the ward we also provide care for general medicine patients allowing you to be involved in caring for a variety of patients as each patient requires a different range of support and care.

Ward 310 works very closely with the members of the Multi-disciplinary Team to provide our patients in individualised and holistic care. The team includes Consultants, Junior Doctors, Nurses, Therapists and the Discharge Team. We work closely with the Diabetic Specialist Nurses and Tissue Viability.

The ward has undergone significant changes within the last year and you will need to be able to continue to support these and future changes while being a strong visible leader supporting the junior team.

You will be expected to demonstrate your leadership and decision making skills and act as a visible leader on the ward. You will work closely with the ward Manager and act as a deputy in their absence. Excellent communication and organisational skills are required for the day to day running of the ward. You must be adaptable with a professional attitude as these are essential for the success of this role.

As a Band 6 you will be expected to assist the Senior Sister in staff management by managing your own group of staff and helping them to also develop within their role. You will also be encouraged to take an active part in the wards governance with support. The ward has a Senior Team which is passionate and motivated in developing our team and the care the patients receive.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development, together with an opportunity to work across some or all of our 5 sites depending on specialty
  • Support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond
  • Friendly, supportive and caring colleagues
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key facts about our Trust:

  • Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
  • 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 – the 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
  • 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
  • We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
  • We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs

Closing date of applications: 25 January 2021

Interview date: 8 February 2021

Due to COVID-19 and the Governments guidance on social distancing your interview may be carried out via Microsoft Teams. If this is the case you will be notified in advance so that if you don’t have the app you can download it either on to your phone or computer/laptop. The download is free of charge. Where your interview is face to face, the Trust will ensure social distancing. You will be required to wear a mask on all UHDB premises; this includes Covid-19 secure areas. If you have Covid-19 related symptoms or you have been instructed to self-isolate by track and trace and have been invited for a face to face interview please request a Microsoft Teams interview. 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Bethany Granger - Senior Sister, Ward 310 

Tel: 01332 785317

If you have problems applying, contact

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre, Rehab Block, Level 3,
Royal Derby Hospital
DE22 3NE
01332 783749