Emergency Sister/Charge Nurse - Band 6

Barts Health NHS Trust

The closing date is 01 July 2022

Job summary

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.

The Royal London Emergency Department is looking for a forward thinking, highly motivated Sister/Charge Nurse to join our team within a busy, and rewarding Major Trauma Centre.

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.

Main duties of the job

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 care clinical care, promote and maintain high standards of nursing care within the current service. You will be expected to take charge of the A&E department for shifts on a rolling rota with the support of a Senior sister/charge nurse. 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.

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 . Nurses who successfully pass their development program will be integrated into our sister service the REACH (Rapid Emergency Assessment Coordination HUB) A pioneering service offering emergency care in the community. We encourage 'nurse champions' to take a lead in an area of care that interest you and support the team in project work for quality improvement.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Supports the example set by the senior sisters/charge nurses to act as a senior nurse providing organisation managerial support to the multi-professional team
  • To provide the highest standard of individualised and holistic patient care, in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team.
  • The post holder will work within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct, trust policies, guidance and procedures to ensure safe working practice of self and others.
  • The post involves taking charge of the ED when required to do so

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • Registered Nurse
  • Intravenous accreditation
  • Specialist A&E Course
  • Advanced Trauma Nursing Course


  • Prep for Mentorship course or equivalent



  • At least two years working as a staff nurse in an Emergency Department setting.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


The Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

Employer's website

https://www.bartshealth.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

RLH ED Nursing Team


Date posted

20 January 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£38,768 to £46,124 a year per annum inc.



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

The Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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