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Planned Infusion Unit
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
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Newton Abbot Hospital
Newton Abbot
£43,742 - £50,056 per annum pro rata
Salary period
11/06/2023 23:59

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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 7

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sister/Charge Nurse  to lead the Planned Infusion Unit and  help to develop this service for the future.

You will have continuous 24hr responsibility for leading and co-ordinating the clinical and managerial requirements for the department, to cover all grades of the Nursing team. This includes acting as an expert resource for the nursing team and supporting them in the delivery of evidence based, effective care.

Adopting a highly visible and accessible approach for patients, their carers/relatives and staff and focus on supporting the department as a whole. Leading by example and empowering our staff in their personal and professional development to undertake a greater range of clinical skills to modernise and improve patient care, including updates of essential training.

For Further Information and to arrange an informal visit please contact Matron Liz Stirling on 01626 324540 or email

Main duties of the job

  • To manage the service effectively and safely, dealing with the daily operational pressures
  • To act as a clinical expert
  • To ensure high standards of care are given in relation to agreed standards, policies and procedures of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
  • To facilitate a learning environment to ensure all staff in the Department have the appropriate skills/knowledge and support, identified by regular staff appraisal and annual personal development plan
  • To initiate and implement timely duty rotas ensuring adequate skill mix to meet the needs of the clinical area
  • To be proactive in reviewing services provided, and seek to enhance the Infusion services and treatments provided
  • To ensure staff are aware of agreed standards of practice and participate in pursuing agreed competencies
  • To assist in ensuring new nursing procedures, research and initiatives are evaluated, and where appropriate incorporated into clinical practice
  • To monitor staff performance within area of responsibility and to act as mentor, councillor and advisor to junior staff and learners on nursing issues
  • To undertake appraisals and personal development planning of junior members of staff
  • To act as clinical advisor to nursing staff and MDT
  • To ensure the safe and secure storage and administration of prescribed drugs in line with legal and Trust requirements



Working for our organisation

The Planned Infusion Unit is located within Newton Abbot Community Hospital. We provide a range of Infusion treatments for patients in south Devon.

Our unit Unit is nurse led and supported by GPs within the hospital. Referrals into the service are made by consultants and GPs responsible for the patient’s long-term condition

Currently the service is open 5 days per week with 8 chairs but will increase to 15 chairs in a purpose-built unit at which time a full review of service/treatments provided will be reviewed and enhanced.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Facilitating rapid, appropriate assessment, and treatment
  • Assist with the design and facilitation of development programmes in relation to service development
  • Support implementation of new guidance and policies
  • Be responsible in the use of all resources
  • Deputise in the absence of the Matron

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • BSc Hons
  • Registered Nurse
Desirable criteria
  • Non Medical Prescriber

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Liz Stirling
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Telephone number
01626 324540