Nursing - Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse - Accident & Emergency

  • Department Accident & Emergency
  • Salary £38,890 - £44,503 per annum/ pro rata
  • Closing Date 01/06/2020
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-SCN-239
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week, part time hours would be considered

*Please note, the banding for this vacancy is subject to agenda for change*

Are you an existing Emergency Department Band 7? Or do you aspire to be one? If so, we have a number of positions available and would love for you to consider joining our team in the Emergency Department, here at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust!

This is a chance for you to make a real difference to patient care whilst developing your knowledge and skills of working in an Emergency Department further.

The workforce model for the department which is split across two sites has been reviewed and new posts have been created.  The Trust wishes to invest in the Senior Nursing ED Team to ensure that safe, kind and prompt care is delivered to patients whilst investing in the development of staff.

Members of the Senior Nursing Team will require strong management and leadership qualities, whilst overseeing the team to deliver the highest possible patient care.  It will support the Department Matron to drive forward evidence based practice and take responsibility for the supervision of staff and the policies and practices that operate within their clinical area.

The department is split over 2 sites of which all nursing staff will rotate.  Both departments see on average between 180-190 patients per day, one site is a peripheral Trauma Unit with general surgery whilst the other specialises in Women’s and Children’s including Paediatrics and Stroke services.  

There has been and continues to be a huge investment in Nursing from the Executive Team and the new workforce plan increases the number of senior nurses in the department substantially.  This will allow the post holder to lead and develop a team of nurses assigned to them whilst impacting on all the nurses in the department. There is a significant focus on The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust's (SaTH's) ED quality agenda which is monitored strictly by the CQC.

Our hospitals are based in Shropshire and just 20 minutes’ drive apart.  Shropshire is a wonderful place to live.  Shrewsbury, in particular, has recently been named as one of the top places to live in the country in the “Sunday Time Best Places to Live Guide”.  It is a wonderful bustling place, with affordable housing, fantastic schools and great out-of-work activities for everyone.

It is also a particularly good time to join the Trust as we are currently working in collaboration with the Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle.  We are one of only 5 UK trusts to receive this support from one of the safest hospitals in the world.  We are 3 years into a 5 year journey - gain this valuable experience whilst you still can.


Shropshire is a beautiful county located between the West Midlands and North Wales. Whilst rural and home to the Shropshire Hills it is anything but sleepy.  The county is bustling with idyllic towns including Shrewsbury, Telford, Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, with plenty to do regardless of your interests.  More information can again be found under further links.

We are ideally located between the north and the south making travelling around the UK extremely easy.  As well as being only a short distance from major cities and busy transport links including Birmingham airport, our county also borders with beautiful north Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery.

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, please contact us to gain a broader understanding of the department and why it is such an exciting place to work.  Our Lead Nurse and Matron will be more than happy to spend time to discuss the role with you and show you around the department - please take up this opportunity to find out more.

Please read more about this role by downloading our job description and person specification, which explains more about the department, the role, and living and working in stunning Shropshire.

Full time and part time applications are welcome.

We look forward to hearing from you and showing you what we have to offer.

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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