Nursing - Sister / Charge Nurse- Acute Medical Unit

  • Department Acute Medical Unit (AMU) (RSH)
  • Salary £33,706.00 – £40,588 per annum
  • Closing Date 30/09/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SCN-906
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview


We are very excited to be expanding our Acute Medical Senior Nursing team within acute medicine RSH. Over the next few months we aim to expand and increase the acute medical foot print which will incorporate a 20 bedded Acute Medical Unit (AMU), a fast paced Acute Medical Assessment area (AMA) which will include seated and trolleyed assessment bays, and a brand new enhanced care bay which will be led by the band 6 team, including monitored beds for patients requiring more enhanced care.  Within Acute medicine you will also be part of the Same Day Emergency Care Clinic (SDEC) which provides rapid assessment and treatment for medical patients with the aim to get them home on the same day, reducing the need for hospital admissions.

This opportunity will allow a dynamic, organised individual, preferably with Acute Medical, enhanced care or leadership experience, to showcase their ability and work in a fast past environment where no day is ever the same! 

We are passionate about the development and education of our nurses, and our clinical nurse educator team, along side our experienced senior nursing team, will support you to develop in areas of interest. We are keen to encourage all nursing staff to utilize the CPD funding available within the trust to enhance their skills , along side in house training.   

If you would like to come for a look around the department, or discuss the future plans within acute medicine, then please get in touch!





Main duties of the job


To function as a competent clinical practitioner within their designated clinical area. To deliver direct patient care whilst, co-ordinating and overseeing nursing/theatre practice.

To be responsible for ensuring the delivery of clinical activities during their span of duty.

To ensure that there is efficient and effective utilisation of resources to deliver optimum quality care to their client group.

To deputise for the ward/ department manager in his / her absence, driving forward evidence based practice and taking responsibility for the supervision of staff and the policies and practices that operate within their clinical area.



Working for our organisation


We are very excited to be expanding our Acute Medical Senior Nursing team within acute medicine RSH.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

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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