Sister/Charge Nurse - Critical Care

Walsall Healthcare NHS
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Walsall
Competitive salary
08 Apr 2021
10 Apr 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The £170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit was completed in 2018, extension of a Neonatal Unit and an approved plan to build a brand new, state of the art Emergency Department which will commence in 2021

We provide high quality, friendly and effective community health services from multiple sites covering Walsall. Our multidisciplinary services include rapid response and homebased care, so that those with long term conditions and the frail elderly can remain in their own homes.

We are recommended by colleagues as a place to work which is supported by the trusts values to work as part of a team, being respectful, compassionate and professional. We are committed to investing in our workforce

Following our recent CQC visit the Trust was rated as outstanding for care and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plan to become an outstanding Trust by 2022

Walsall Healthcare is committed to equality , diversity and inclusion and recognise that there is under representation in our workforce and we particularly welcome applications from people from a Black Asian and Minority Ethnic background, people with a disability and people who identify as LGBTQ+. The Trust is also committed to providing apprenticeships in order to address under representation in certain sections of the workforce.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Nurse to work as a Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse on our 16 bed ICU, with particular involvement in the setting up of a dialysis facility on the unit

The post holder, in conjunction with Senior Sisters and the Matron, will work to deliver, develop and maintain a working team approach in a progressive clinical learning environment.

The successful applicant will be expected to have at least 5 years-experience post registration within critical care back ground.

Essential to the post is the Critical Care Course, to which the post holder should possess around least 12 months experience post course. Applicants also need to have experience in caring for dialysis patients and hold a relevant qualification in this field in order to facilitate the introduction of this service The post holder should have leadership and managerial qualities, other senior management experience maybe of advantage. Including the possession mentorship course (ENB 988) or equivalent. Is also expected that the person in question should have excellent communication skill, be able to teach and mentor junior nursing staff and students, a commitment to team working and the ability to work effectively with the MDT to provide high standard of care safely to all patients. You will be working closely with the Senior Sister in order to provide high standards of care and patient experience. The post holder will be expected to work both on ICU & CCRT as part of their role, responsibilities and development plan .

Applicants should note that if successful at interview, the offer of appointment would be subject to vetting procedures undertaken by the Criminal Records Bureau, referencing & O H clearance.

If you like to meet the team, arrange an informal visit or for further information you can contact either Ssr Ly Fletcher/Ssr Rach Brett on Extension 6606/3000.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameSSr Ly FletcherJob titleSSREmail addressly.fletcher@walsallhealthcare.nhs.ukTelephone number6606Additional contact information

Ssr L Fletcher/Ssr Rach Brett on 01922 721172 ext. 6606/3000.

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Please note your application will be transferred from the NHS Jobs system to internal Walsall Healthcare Trac System. All correspondence will be sent via Trac

Following our recent CQC visit the Trust was rated as outstanding for care and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plan to become an outstanding Trust by 2022

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position.**

We would particularly welcome applications from people from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background and from people with a disability; these groups are currently under-represented at senior level, we value diversity within our Trust and are working to achieve equality in our recruitment.


References from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. When completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover this period. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

Please review the attached Job description and person specification carefully before applying to ensure that you meet the essential job requirements.

Candidates should be aware that, regardless of country of origin, their ability to communicate in written and spoken English to the standard required to carry out the post, will be assessed during the selection process.

We reserve the right to close this job early. Interested applicants are therefore advised to apply as early as possible.

If a large number of applicants meet the essential criteria then random selection will be applied.

We are committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible and committed to equal opportunities.

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.

UK Registration

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

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