Ward Sister/Charge Nurse - Community Hospital Ward (Reading)

Berkshire Healthcare N
Oakwood Ward, Reading
Competitive salary
12 Jan 2021
18 Jan 2021
Role Type
Start Date
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  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

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Ward Sister/Charge Nurse - Community Hospital Ward (Reading)

We have an exciting opportunity for you to enhance your leadership and clinical skills as a Sister/charge nurse at Oakwood Unit.

You will be part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team which will offer assessment and treatment for patients in our Oakwood Unit - a Community Hospital Ward within the Prospect Park Hospital site. You will provide clinical leadership and clinical advice for the ward team through supervision, education of students, nurses, Multi Therapy Assistants, Health Care assistant and other members of the interdisciplinary team.

You will be able to identify service development needs, contribute to the planning, development and evaluation of the service and have responsibility for defined projects.

You will be able to provide decisive and effective clinical input and demonstrate leadership qualities, effective communication skills, a flexible approach and an ability to work under pressure, both as part of a team and independently.

About the role:
  • Act as a role model, supervising and mentoring junior and unqualified staff on the ward
  • Effectively manage the ward in the absence of the ward manager, reporting any actions/ occurrences to them in a timely manner
  • Lead a nursing team, delegate on a day to day basis the workload for the team and support/ advice junior staff in the delivery of care
  • Promote and maintain a high standard of individualized holistic care by actively contributing to the planning delivery and evaluation of care
  • To monitor the patient's condition and report concerns or changes to the appropriate professionals
  • Full time (37.5 hours per week) and part time opportunities may be available (contact Saijai to discuss further)

Are you familiar with Reading?

If you are not familiar with the cosmopolitan town of Reading, it has fantastic shopping in the Oracle shopping centre it is a significant business centre, a university town and it has a championship football team. and a farmers' market twice a month. It has excellent motoring links being close to the M4, A4 and A329.

Some of the benefits of joining our team:
  • AfC Salary ranging from £31,365 to £37,890 per annum
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work life balance
  • Annual leave - 27 days for new starters, 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service plus bank holidays. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent staff support and advice
  • And so much more

The 3 "must haves" for you to be considered for this role
  • Previous experience of working as a Band 5 nurse within a ward situation
  • Reasonable level of fitness (patient manual handling required)
  • Adult nursing qualification along with NMC registration

  • Should you match up to the 4 points listed above, then we would recommend you make your application to work at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust!

    For further details / informal visits contact:

    For further details about this role or questions in general about working for Berkshire Healthcare please contact Saijai Jankowski, Unit Manager, Saijai.Jankowski@berkshire.nhs.uk or call Saijai on: 01189 605933.

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