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Care of Older People
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital
£31,365 - £37,890 pa
Salary period
22/04/2021 23:59
Interview date

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University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

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; 

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.

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

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

Job overview

An exciting opportunity is available for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join our team on Andrew ward.

Andrew ward is a brand new department that has opened in January 2021 and we are looking for someone to join our community team to continue to ensure that we thrive and that our ward envisages our trust values. 

We are looking for an individual that is a passionate, skilled, team player to join our senior nursing team. If you are a quality driven person wishing to deliver a high quality service to our patients and their families, have the ability to work well within a dynamic and challenging environment and have a passion to develop nursing skills and assist in the management and leadership of our junior staff, we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The world’s population is ageing and we are all familiar with the challenges of meeting the needs of the growing number of older people here at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton and we all work tirelessly to ensure the right care and support services are in place when older people need them.

It’s important to celebrate longevity and it is equally vital that longevity is coupled with an excellent quality of life and a sense of personal and social well-being. Thus, our vision for our patients is they should live long and healthy lives, enjoying an active, fulfilling and independent existence– in which the ageing process becomes a positive rather than a negative experience.

Do you have the attributes to contribute to our vision?

Nursing the older person is a speciality which requires specialised skills. Are you up to joining us?

We are seeking an enthusiastic Sister/Charge Nurse to join our ward team at Sir Robert Peel Hospital in Tamworth.

Working for our organisation

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: 22 April 2021

Interview date: 6 May 2021

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


  • NMC Registered Nurse
  • You will have evidence of relevant on-going professional development
  • Leadership skills
  • Able to assess risks and take appropriate action to manage identified risks
  • Able to work as part of a team, and take responsibility and management of the area

Communication and relationship skills (include internal/external contacts)

 Communicates condition related, sensitive information to patients, public and staff. Negotiation, persuasion, motivation, reassurance, facilitation and influencing skills. Understands and overcomes barriers to communication and acceptance. Has awareness of coaching skills. Able to provide constructive feedback. Can be diplomatic and escalate appropriately

Knowledge, training and experience NMC registration & revalidation requirements.          

Demonstrable post registration experience. NM/NS/Cor/1922CP5 Core JD PS V1 sister/ charge nurse KK/KH June 2019 Evidence of leadership skills gained through theoretical knowledge and or experience. Knowledge of the clinical area / speciality. Evidence of degree / working towards degree or equivalent experience. Experience of mentoring, supporting and developing staff. Understanding of learner assessment strategies and healthcare students curricula’s. Evidence of teaching. IT Literate. Meets mandatory and essential to role requirements

Analytical and judgemental skills Ability to identify problems / seek advice/ identify solutions. Prioritises problems, assesses associated risks and takes appropriate action in ward environment.

Planning and organisational skills

Manages the clinical workload, can prioritise and re-prioritise as necessary and coordinates the work of students and of the team members are planned and adjusted according to changing clinical situations. Contributes to planning and adjusting staff rotas/ E-roster reflecting adjustments made due to skill mix and safe staffing.

Physical skills

Developed physical skills to ensure accuracy and dexterity required for clinical procedures. Standard key board skills.

Responsibilities for patient / client care

Assess, develops, plans, implements and evaluates individual or specialist programmes / package of care based on evidence base. Provides advice and support within area of clinical practice and professional issues. Delivers high quality care which meets local and national requirements

Responsibilities for policy and service development

Follows national, Trust policies and procedures and evidence base and ensures other members of staff do likewise. Supports the development of policies/procedures for defined clinical area Participates in and supports and change. Contributes to standardisation and reducing variation.

Responsibilities for financial and physical resources

Contributes to taking responsibility for effective management of resources and safe use of equipment. Ensures maintenance of equipment and takes responsibility for the appropriate safe handling and storage of patient’s personal possessions.

Responsibilities for human resources

Manages the defined clinical area. Line Manager for staf within the defined clinical area. Supports undertaking of appraisals, staff development needs are identified and confirmers NMC revalidation. Follows management of HR policies, including management of performance & sickness /absences. Participates in the recruitment and selection of staff. Acts as a mentor / preceptor / clinical supervisor and coach to staff.

Responsibilities for information resources

Accurately maintains patient/staff records, maintains contemporaneous records. Adheres to Information Governance standards Responsibilities for research and development Participates in audits and research within own clinical area. Uses the results of audit, research, dash-board metrics to inform own and others clinical practice.

 Freedom to act

Sister/ Charge Nurse in defined clinical area. Works within NMC Code and reflects Trust vision, values and objectives. Work is managed rather than supervised. Phone holder at business unit level or below on agreed occasions. Deputises for Senior Sister / Senior Charge Nurse on agreed occasions.

Physical effort

Physically able to perform the full range of nursing care duties. Will be required to visit other areas when providing business unit cover/ deputising. May be required to attend events across all 5 sites

Mental effort

Frequent concentration required in routine and in unpredictable work situations. Emotional effort Deal with distressing and emotional circumstances relating to patients, public and staff.

Working conditions

Works in an environment where there is exposure to unpleasant working conditions and hazards

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Current NMC Registration
Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Step into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship hereWork in the UK. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Hollie Shields
Job title
Senior Sister
Email address
Telephone number
01283 566333
Additional information

Ext: 7028235

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