Senior Staff Nurse (Ward)

Location: Weymouth Street Hospital

The salary for this role is Competitive + benefits


The purpose of the role

Reporting to the Ward Sister / Ward Manager, this role will manage the ward and provide effective leadership ensuring our patients continue to receive the highest quality care and attention at the weekends. The role holder will maintain and develop skills and knowledge to deliver a range of interventions and will set an example of good practice to other team members including skill sharing, mentorship and staff appraisal. The role holder will also act as Infection Prevention and Control ward link nurse, participating in Committee meetings and performing audit and will participate in the Duty Clinical Manager rota when on duty following supervision and when deemed competent.

About you

We are looking for someone who takes pride in delighting patients through exceptional care. If you take professional satisfaction in feeling proud of your level of clinical care, and first-class service at the end of each day, you may be a good fit, around like-minded colleagues. You will be an enthusiastic, confident and committed team player with a flexible attitude and physically able to carry out the role. Being sensitive to patient and consultant needs will be at the core of everything you do.

Core Responsibilities

  • To provide support to the ward team and management team in terms of clinical care delivery, general supervision and quality standards.
  • To ensure that standards of patient care are consistently maintained at all times in accordance with agreed operational policies and procedures as a skilled member of the nursing team
  • To promote and safeguard the well-being and interests of all patients, employees and visitors

Key Accountabilities:

  • To hold responsibility for the ward team in the absence of the ward sister or manager and for the provision of a high-quality clinical care environment to agreed standards and objectives.
  • When necessary to ensure the hospital is closed securely at the weekends and the correct channels of communication are in place for incoming calls to the hospital.
  • To assist with implementation, monitoring and evaluating standards of care
  • To provide support and guidance for members of staff
  • To ensure that hospital operational policies are maintained and complied with and to advise staff of any amendments considered desirable
  • To ensure that all Health & Safety policies and procedures are read, understood and complied with as far as reasonably practicable
  • To assist in the setting and maintenance of clinical standards and implementation of clinical audits
  • To assist in other departments as required
  • To exercise economy in the use of drugs, dressings and equipment, providing a safe and cost-effective service
  • To delegate tasks appropriately in relation to an individual’s skills, competence and patient needs always ensuring adequate resources are available
  • Provide senior cover during weekends and on night duty.
  • To maintain professional conduct within the standard and framework provided by the Nursing & Midwifery Code
  • To ensure appropriate skill mix within the wards according to resources and clinical needs including rota formation.
  • To work with staff to ensure the ward environment is conducive to continuing education and training programmes
  • To participate in the programme of continuing education and training for all ward staff as required
  • To monitor the practice of the extended role of qualified staff
  • To participate in the induction programme for all newly appointed ward staff as required
  • To facilitate the management of change within the ward areas whether clinical or management in nature
  • To keep up to date with clinical and professional developments in nursing and to attend relevant study sessions in accordance with NMC guidelines
  • To ensure that appropriate systems for the recording and distribution of information relating to patient charges are maintained
  • To assist the staff in monitoring stock levels of ward medications and consumables
  • To report patient and staff accidents, incidents and complaints as required via Sentinel.
  • To act as an advocate to patients, ensuring a patient-orientated approach to the delivery of care
  • To develop a good understanding of budgeting procedures and revenue capture

 Required qualifications, skills & knowledge


  • Registered Nurse – Adult
  • Substantial post-registration acute surgical nursing experience – minimum 4 years at Band 5 or equivalent level.
  • Excellent problem solving ability and confident decision maker
  • Ability to flex shifts in line with department workload essential


  • Post-registration specialty course / qualification
  • Team leadership / management experience
  • Previous experience within Private Healthcare
  • Teaching and Assessing / Mentorship qualification

About us

First and foremost, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional clinical care to all patients, in a very supportive environment.

Phoenix Hospital Group has four sites encompassing two London outpatient centres: 9 Harley Street and 25 Harley Street, and two hospitals: Weymouth Street Hospital (London) and Phoenix Hospital Chelmsford (Essex).

This role is based at the Weymouth Street Hospital, an acute care hospital, registered for 17 beds, accepting planned and emergency/urgent surgical admissions with a special emphasis in Cosmetic Surgery with some of the country’s leading NHS and Private Consultants using our facilities.

If you think you would be a great fit, apply now.


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