Ward Sister (NHS AfC: Band 7) - Female Care - The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust - #49031

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


Date: 1 week ago
City: Chelsea
Contract type: Full time

Are you an experience nurse with management experience, who would like to progress in your career? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Sister/ Charge Nurse to join our friendly and energetic team on Ellis Ward.
Ellis ward is a 14 bed adult female surgical ward, predominantly caring for patients undergoing treatment for breast and gynaecological cancers as well as other specialities including gastrointestinal and urological. We also care for patients having chemotherapy, radiotherapy and patients requiring symptom control as part of their treatment. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and clinical skills and enjoy working as part of a team.

As a Sister/Charge Nurse, you will be responsible for the care, delivery and nursing management of the ward, including the supervision of staff. You will be supporting an experienced nursing team to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate high standards of specialist care to ensure that patients are cared for in a safe, caring and comfortable environment. This will include meeting their holistic needs by effectively communicating with the wider multi-disciplinary team, patients and their families.

If you are a senior registered nurse with oncology and management background and have a passion for exceptionally high standards of patient care this could be the role for you.

We offer opportunities for further education with the Royal Marsden School.

To create and maintain a safe, therapeutic clinical environment for all patients and their families who come to Ellis Ward.

To co-ordinate all functions and activities proactively within Ellis Ward, working closely with Matron and other Sisters

To manage resources of clinical area within budgetary limitations e.g. Finance, equipment and staff (including temporary staff)

To provide strong clinical leadership to the nursing and health care support workers that is motivating, supportive and sets clear boundaries resulting in a high quality safe patient care.

Working closely with School of Nursing and Practice Educators team to support a clinical learning environment that enables nursing staff to develop professionally and promotes the use of evidence in practice.

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals – one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey – as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.


At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.


At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Manage a co-ordinated nursing service in liaison with all members of the multi-disciplinary team maximising high quality patient care.

To maintain clinical credibility through practice and to utilise the findings of nursing research and evidence based care to optimise high quality patient care.

To monitor and review nursing practice regularly, participating in audits and data gathering using trust information systems in accordance with Trust policy and NMC Guidelines.

To maintain the continuity of quality nursing care that responds flexibly to patients’ and carers’ needs and includes a safe discharge to the community or relevant care setting.

Monitoring of trends and prevalence’s of clinical incidents according to the Trust’s Clinical

Governance Guidance and Directives and develop strategies to prevent them reoccurring.

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