Nursing - Sister/ Charge Nurse - Ward 22 Short Stay

  • Department Short Stay Medicine
  • Salary £32,306.00 – £39,027 per annum
  • Closing Date 06/12/2021
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SCN-864
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed term: 9 months (to cover maternity leave)
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

**Secondment/Maternity cover opportunity**

Are you a Band 5 Staff Nurse interested in proving yourself as a leader? 

Do you think you can meet the challenges of the next 9-12 months helping to lead a friendly, hardworking, conscientious and patient focused team of nurses?

Do you feel ready to join a senior team where being "second to none" really is our aim? 

Are you the type of person who understands that a laugh, a smile, a friendly face and a reassuring word can mean the world to patients, loved ones and colleagues?

Are you interested in a 6-12 month Band 6 secondment to Ward 22 Short Stay Medicine?

Main duties of the job

In conjunction with the ward/ department manager, the postholder will be responsible for the day to day supervision of their ward/ department/team, effectively motivating and directing staff to ensure that time and resources are managed through effective teamwork.


Working for our organisation

You will become part of a close knit, friendly senior team who rely on, support and encourage each other on a daily basis and provide clinical supervision and leadership to a well-established, welcoming team of both experienced and junior staff.

If you think this is you, and you believe you can meet the standards that will be expected of you in these difficult times, please apply.  If you would like to have a chat with any of the senior team members, Charge Nurse Tom Davies, Sister Beci Jones or myself, please feel free to contact us.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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

Person specification

Experience and Knowledge

Essential criteria

Evidence of successfully co-ordinating, managing and leading the team on a day to day basis
RGN, Paediatric specialties RSCN , Operating Theatres RGN or Registered ODP.

Skills and Ability

Essential criteria

Exenstive post registration experience in the relevant speciality or equivalent
• High level clinical skills and knowledge
• Evidence of successfully co-ordinating, managing and leading the team on a day to day basis.
• Teaching ability
• Experience in undertaking preceptor/mentor role.

Desirable criteria

• An awareness and understanding of policy and practice relevant to speciality.
• Involvement in Nursing audit and Research

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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