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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 259-1743124RLH

Barts Health NHS Trust
A & E Nursing WC
Royal London Hospital, London
£44,347 to £50,549 per annum inc

With a turnover of £1.4 billion and a workforce of around 16,000, Barts Health is the largest NHS trust in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers. The Trust’s five hospitals – St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City, including the Barts Heart Centre, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Newham University Hospital in Plaistow, Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone and Mile End – deliver high quality compassionate care to the 2.5 million people of East London and beyond.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.

Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse

Band 7 - 37.5 hours per week - Permanent


Barts Health is the largest NHS trust in the UK, it boasts 3 emergency departments, one of which is the Royal London Hospital. We are a major trauma centre and hyper acute stroke unit providing urgent specialist treatment to North East London and beyond. We are an innovative team and work closely with our research colleagues to integrate pioneering, world class care and treatments, developing new pathways and services to provide efficient, patient centred approach to emergency medicine.


The Royal London Emergency Department are proud winners of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, 2018 Clinical Team of the year. We feel this strongly reflects our on-going mission to strive for excellence and provide the best possible emergency services. Our department was also the winner of the ‘Barts health Hero Awards’ in 2018/19 in the category of respectful.


We aim to recruit a dynamic nurse with relevant Emergency Department experience, excellent verbal and written communication skills with empathy and compassion at the heart of the care that they provide. You will be expected to deliver high quality, clinical care, lead a team of nurses and HCSWs, promoting and maintaining high standards of nursing care within the current service. You will be actively involved in shaping the future of the Royal London Emergency Department and will be supported in achieving your career goals in relation to developing clinical, management and leadership skills.


You will line manage a team made of junior Sisters, band 5 nurses and band 3 emergency department assistants. You will nurture their development and lead with an example of clinical excellence. The senior sister is expected to co-ordinate a group of ‘nurse champions’ to lead in an area of care that interest you and in collaboration with an ED consultant manage quality improvement projects.


Our department is also able to offer several exciting secondment prospects including the Physician Response Unit. This opportunity, unique to our department, incorporates a nurse into the pre-hospital MDT response unit .


You will have relevant Emergency Department experience and emergency care qualification; you will be committed to patient care and staff development with a desire to promote change and development throughout this energised team.

For further details / informal visits contact:

ED Nursing team on or via 02035940055

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

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By applying for this post you are agreeing to Barts Heath NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

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.

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