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Ward Sister/Charge Nurse

Employer
East Cheshire NHS Trust
Location
Victoria Road, Macclesfield
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has opened for a permanent band 6 Ward Sister/charge nurse on Ward 3.

A secondment or fixed term opportunity is also available to cover 9 months maternity leave. Ward 3 is a dynamic workforce, who are keen to help support and develop nurses interested in experiencing this exciting and changeable environment. Ward 3 is a General Medical ward with a specialty of gastroenterology care.Applicants must hold a mentorship qualification (or equivalent course) and have at least 2 years band 5 experience.

In joining our team, you will bring your skills and passion to provide the highest quality patient-focused care and compassion for our patients. You must be a team player with excellent communications skills and have the ability to work using your own initiative as well as part of the wider team.

In return, you will find your contribution is valued and that you are supported through excellent management and a teamwork approach, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. We offer comprehensive learning and development support, excellent training opportunities and support to broaden your experience, knowledge and skills as a qualified nurse.

Hours per week 37.5

9 months fixed term contract/secondment opportunity available too

Main duties of the job

The role of the band 6 Sister is to support, contribute to and assist the Senior Sister in the leadership and the management of the unit team and to support the Senior Sister in the development, monitoring and implementation of high quality, evidence-based clinical care to ensure continuity of service provision and standards are maintained and improved.

The band 6 Sister will act as a role model for staff on the ward sharing knowledge and information and supporting colleagues and members of the multidisciplinary team.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at https://www.eastcheshirehrdirect.nhs.uk .

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage www.careersateastcheshire.nhs.uk for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Current First Level Registration in General/Adult Nursing


Desirable

  • Evidence of higher education, i.e Degree, Diploma


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrates a high standard of clinical practice in appropriate field.
  • Ability to recognise own sphere of competence and escalate appropriately.


Desirable

  • Competent information technology/word processing skills
  • Commitment to achieving service line, Trust and National objectives.


Experience

Essential

  • 3 years experience as a staff nurse
  • Experience of mentoring and educating junior members of staff
  • Experience of using a multi disciplinary approach to patient care.


Desirable

  • Experience in implementing improvements in practice/protocol or procedures.
  • Experience in designing and delivering education to junior colleagues.


Other

Essential

  • Please refer to the person specification for further role requirements.


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

East Cheshire NHS Trust

Address

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

209-A-23-5288628

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