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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse - A&E

Job Description

Due to an increase in the senior nursing staffing team we are looking for experienced senior nurses to recruit into the role of Senior Sister / Charge Nurse for the Emergency Department, to provide expertise, clinical leadership and continuity for staff and patients. Kingston emergency services are currently undergoing significant development to improve the experience for patients. This includes the introduction of a brand new all purpose clinical decisions unit and further development of our ambulatory pathways, rapid ambulance assessment unit and innovative management of minor injuries and illness with our see and treat front door service.

The trust is commited to delivering efficient safe care with the introduction of wireless vital signs and integrated monitoring systems that directly link to the electronic record.

As the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse you will be responsible for the daily operational management and service delivery process within the department along with the line management of a nursing team.

You will be supported by the Emergency Services Matron & Operations Manager, and have access to a range of development opportunities with our facilitated Universities through our dedicated practice development team. Candidates should have at least 2 years’ experience as a Band 6 Nurse or equivalent within an emergency setting and show evidence of continued professional development. You will be able to demonstrate significant development across the emergency specialtyand hold a mentorship qualification.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to undertake pre-interview assessments.

If you have attended for an interview for a Band 7 nursing vacancy within the last six months and were unsuccessful, then please do not re-apply.

To expedite the application process, it is important that your referee details are accurate including referees email addresses.

Previous applicants need not apply

For further details / informal visits contact:
Erin Jarvis, Matron via  ( Phone number removed ) , Bleep: 373.


PLEASE NOTE – If you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted by the Human Resources Department via e-mail. Please ensure therefore that you check your e-mail account regularly.

In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust we reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has four key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are:

- Caring – Design and deliver care around each individual patient’s needs and wants.
- Safe – Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first
- Responsible – All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation
- Value Each Other – Value each others contribution

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding children and adults who are at risk of abuse. As such, if the appointee to this post will have access to children or vulnerable adults, he/she will be required to undertake an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check. However, all employees have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the course of their duties and for ensuring that they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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