Nursing - Hospital at Night Lead Nurse

  • Department Nursing
  • Salary £50,952.00 – £57,349 per annum
  • Closing Date 30/05/2024
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8a
  • Job ref 223-NLN-309
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

We have an exciting and rare opportunity for a Senior Nurse to manage the Hospital at Night Team.

The role will involve working closely with the Lead Nurse and Medical Lead for Deteriorating patient/Hospital at Night and will be accountable for the Hospital at Night team across both sites .

The Hospital at Night team have been running for over 10 years at SaTH and has Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Support workers within the team.

The post holder will need to have completed their physical assessment and non medical prescribing in order to act as a clinical role model within the team and provide help and guidance to any new staff joining.

The post will be 50/50 split between clinical and non clinical work, as such it should be expected that out of hours work will be undertaken 


Main duties of the job

Providing senior professional nurse leadership, the post holder is accountable for the Hospital at Night team and contributing to the deteriorating patient workstream. The postholder is also accountable for the delivery of high quality services within designated departments, wards and areas of the Trust, ensuring efficient and effective management of all resources in order to deliver safe and effective patient care in an environment of continuous improvement.

The post holder will be accountable for ensuring the achievement of operational and strategic objectives within their area of responsibility, with particular emphasis on the quality of care, the patient experience, the care environment, patient and public involvement, clinical service improvement and health education and promotion

Working for our organisation

The Lead nurse for Hospital at Night team sits within the corporate nursing division at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital. 

Support and advice is always on hand from the senior nurse team within the corporate nurse division. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for further exposure within the senior team and to widen your management portfolio 


The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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