The job "Ward Sister / Charge Nurse" has been saved.

I don't have a CV - Guest Apply

Ready to apply?

Please confirm your email to start the apply process.
Ward Sister / Charge Nurse

Job Description

The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust is a large vibrant general hospital providing acute hospital services to the 390,000 people who live and work in Ipswich and East Suffolk. Every day 3,000 people rely on us to improve their lives. The hospital has approximately 552 beds, employs in the region of 3,700 whole time equivalent staff and has an annual turnover of £249m. We are a dynamic and successful organisation with a strong organisational and personal development focus. We have excellent clinical outcomes, and strong financial recovery which is supported through the implementation of Clinical Leadership structure.

Our recent Care Quality Commission report rated the trust as 'Good' with our Urgent and Emergency Services being rated as 'Outstanding'

Our vision for the next five years is to be recognised as the hospital of choice by placing patients at the centre of everything we do, based on principles of quality and safety, access and accountability and continuous improvement.

Would you like to work for an organisation that the Care Quality Commission rated as good? The Ipswich Hospital is recognised for being caring, responsive a well led and we are looking for Health Care Professionals with care and compassion to join our team.

Older people living with frailty make up between 9% and 20% of the population. They are the highest users of services across health and social care and have the highest unplanned admissions to hospital. 20% to 30% of these admissions could be prevented by proactive case finding, assessment, care planning and use of services outside the hospital.

As a result of these findings, we have a Frailty Assessment Base. The service aims to:

  • Effectively recognise and diagnose frailty
  • Provide a person-centred ethos and practice
  • Provide integrated care in multiple settings
  • Provide practice that is underpinned by comprehensive geriatric assessment and care planning
  • Use tools to assist with care finding

If you have an interest in developing your clinical knowledge and skills and welcome service development and innovation, then we are interested in hearing from you.

An extension of the Frailty Assessment Based means an exciting opportunity has arisen for a committed, enthusiastic and highly motivated person to lead the service

The Frailty Assessment Base is looking to recruit a strong leader with proven skills in change management to lead the team forward and to make sustainable improvements, whilst continuing to develop service delivery for the benefit of our patients. Amongst other attributes the successful candidate must possess the desire to lead their team in delivering evidenced based care, and develop services in the ever changing health care arena.

The successful candidate must have a proactive approach to problem solving, be a good team player and play a major part in developing pathways of care that support positive outcomes for patients within nurse led care.

In return we will offer you the chance to become part of a large forward thinking organisation, with opportunities to further develop your strategic, operational and management skills in a supportive and innovative environment.

The post holder will be committed to deliver within agreed objectives, targets, quality standards, resource controls and constraints and will positively contribute to the Trusts strategic vision.

If you have an interest in developing your clinical knowledge and skills as well as welcome service development and innovation then we are interested in hearing from you.

For information/discussion, please contact Becky May, Matron Medicine 2 on (01473) 712233 bleep 518

ALL FUTURE CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE VIA E-MAIL AND NHS JOBS. This includes ‘Invitation to Interview’ so it is important you check your e-mail and NHS Jobs account on a regular basis.

If you are successful at interview, you will be required to complete a DBS application form. This application will be submitted to the DBS so that a DBS check can be carried out. Please ensure you read the attached Disclosure & Barring Service information sheet.

If you are successful in applying for this post we will require company email addresses for your referees (personal email addresses for employers are not acceptable). At least one of your referees must be your current/most recent line manager. We require references to cover 3 years employment history (unless just leaving education).

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.

To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

Job Requirements