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Band 6 Sister

Band 6

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Sister, Band 6
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Gloucestershire Royal
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
23/08/2022 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.


Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent Band 6 position on Mayhill unit. We are seeking an experienced Registered Nurse who is looking for an opportunity to develop their Leadership and Management skills within an established and welcoming team. You must be able to work autonomously and as part of a team to provide excellent nursing care to patients from all surgical specialties. You will be expected to coordinate the Ward and take charge in the absence of the Senior Sister. Key aspects of the role include supporting your junior colleagues whilst facing the challenges of a busy Surgical Ward, facilitating student placements and allocation of mentors. You will be given the opportunity to develop skills in rostering, sickness management, recruitment, appraisals and Datix investigation. All relevant training will be provided. 

Main duties of the job

You should possess the ability to coordinate and lead the team on a daily basis in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care with the multi-disciplinary team. You should be able to communicate effectively, especially where patient ability to do so is compromised. You will be expected to lead by example, promoting at all times the Trusts standards whilst ensuring that patient safety is at the forefront of any decisions. 

Working for our organisation

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK.  We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir. Our team on Mayhill unit consists of Senior Sister, Band 6’s, Band 5’s, Band 2’s, Receptionists and students. We are very proud to include our domestics in our team and we share a mutual outcome relationship with Theaters, Anaesthetists and Surgeons. Mayhill Unit is overseen by our Matron who also oversees the Day Surgery Unit in CGH and the Pre-admission team. We strive daily to provide the best care whilst working under the pressures of a busy Surgical Ward. Our team proudly and regularly receives many compliments both individually and as a whole team from Patients, visitors, and members of the MDT.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


Band 6 Sister, 6 month secondment

Mayhill Unit, 



To manage and professionally lead the Mayhill Unit team in the clinical area in the absence of the senior nurse and as part of the multidisciplinary team. To deliver and supervise patient care for the clinical area ensuring assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of a high standard of nursing care.

To manage caseload of patients within defined clinical area.


To organise own time and that of junior staff and students. To support the senior members of staff in the management and supervision of the defined clinical area.


Matron. B7 Ward Manager. B6 Sister. Coordinator. Registered Nurse. HCA. Student Nurses/Apprentice HCA.


Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council with appropriate teaching/assessing qualification.  

Band 5 substantial qualified post registration experience.

Evidence of post registration qualification/equivalent.

Enhanced IT skills. Enhanced levels of dexterity and accuracy pertaining to clinical skills.

Act as a role model and resource for all staff disseminating clinical skills and knowledge.

To participate in own and teams personal and professional development.  

Ensuring progression through Individual Performance Development review and PREP guidelines.

Demonstrate understanding of research and evidence based practice, and participate as required in audit.

Act as a skilled assistant.


Multidisciplinary team.

Patients and outside agencies.

General Public. Community Support Services.

Educational Organisations.


Ability to lead a team and work under pressure in an ever changing, challenging environment maintaining excellent standards of patient care whilst effectively managing own and others time.

Resolving difficult situations/people. Maintaining throughput of patients.


Will be required to work within recognized Manual Handling Guidelines.

May be expected to frequently manoeuvre patients/objects over 15kg using appropriate aids for short periods of time.

Will have frequent exposure to unpleasant working conditions and will be required to follow Policies and Procedures pertaining to infestations, bodily fluids, infection control and COSHH regulations.

May be required to work in confined spaces.

Ability to work where the work pattern may be unpredictable, but there is also frequent exposure to distressing situations involving patients, relatives and staff.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Current NMC Nursing qualification

Knowledge and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Current coordinating skills
  • Enhanced I.T. skills
Desirable criteria
  • Experienced Surgical Nurse


Essential criteria
  • Band 5 substantial qualified experience

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Helen Bailey
Job title
Senior Sister
Email address
Telephone number
0300 422 6254