Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Acute Stroke Unit
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577 pa
25/01/2018 23:59

Are you looking for an opportunity to enhance your leadership skills by joining a team that thrives on challenging themselves to improve all aspects of their ward performance and ensuring their patients always receive high standards of care?

If so, we would love to have you join our team, as an exciting development opportunity has arisen in F8 for a band 6 ward sister.

We are looking for individuals, who are strong leaders, are highly motivated and have excellent communication skills, The Sister role requires a close working relationship with the multi-professional team to ensure that evidenced based quality care is delivered with compassion to every patient.  Applicants will be:

  • Passionate about delivering high quality patient care
  • Motivated and forward thinking
  • Eager to develop your own clinical and management skills
  • Looking for a position which will challenge and stretch you
  • Part of a focused, dynamic Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) developing and delivering a high quality service, which is high on the Governments’ agenda, to patients across the region
  • Rewarded, knowing you have contributed to the improvement in care and quality of life for the Stroke patient
  • F8 is a 28 bedded acute/rehab unit, which offers specialist multiprofessional care for all stroke patients over the age of 18.
  • Stroke care is a rapidly evolving service; it is a great opportunity and an exciting time to be part of this.
  • The Stroke unit cares for all stroke patients during their acute and their rehabilitation phase. We also have a community stroke team, who help facilitate discharges from the stroke unit, and provide on-going rehab within the patient’s own home
  • The Nursing staff all have a close working relationship with a specialist MDT


This patient group provides an exciting opportunity for you to contribute to and be part of the service developments for this challenging but rewarding patient group.

We have a team of Stroke Specialist Nurses who work as part of our MDT to provide a seven-day a week service. They assess all patients with a suspected stroke and ensure timely transfer to the ASU and provide advice to other departments, other healthcare professionals, patients and carers. The Stroke Specialist Nurses also support the 24/7-thrombolysis service during normal working hours and the service is supported by the Neurology Team out of normal office hours. Consultants with expertise in Stroke and Neurology also work as part of our team. All of the MDT have extensive skills and knowledge in the delivery of Stroke care to enable us to deliver a high quality service to our patient group.

All staff are well supported and we are committed to developing your career. We support both professional and personal development, recognising its’ importance in delivering a quality service. The Education, Training and Development Team supports this in a variety ways including: -

  • Working alongside individuals and teams in practice
  • Formal teaching sessions and study days
  • Advising on academic pathways and career planning

The team works together to ensure that all staff groups’ development needs are identified and strategies are developed to achieve these. There are opportunities for staff to study. In return we expect you to have the drive and commitment to deliver the high standards of care that our patients need.

If you have a real passion for Stroke Care, then this is an exciting opportunity to come and join the team. If you are a motivated, enthusiastic individual, who is also a keen team player we would like to hear from you.

We are keen to support the right candidates in their development and education within the Stroke Service.

For all posts, we offer an excellent range of benefits and opportunities to broaden your skills and knowledge:

• Excellent Training & Development Opportunities including a supportive Induction Programme with mentorship
• On site nursery facilities and play schemes (subject to availability)
• Flexible working Opportunities
• Minimum of 35 days paid holiday (on appointment)
• On-site subsidised restaurants

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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