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Sister/Charge Nurse - Accident and Emergency

Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

Sister/Charge Nurse - Accident and Emergency Band 6 - 37.5 hours

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Urgent care team as Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse within the Emergency Department at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust. Both full and part time post are available.

We have recently started a �20m refurbishment of our Emergency Care Village so there has never been a more exciting time to join the Urgent Care Directorate influencing and shaping the both the Emergency Care our patients receive and the environment our staff work in.

It's an exciting moment in the Trust's history, and while there will inevitably be some disruption as the project progresses, it will leave us with a facility fit for the 21st Century. Work is set to be completed in March 2024.

Your role will be to provide leadership and enhanced skills on the management and care of our patients in the Emergency Department and supervision of junior staff.

The successful candidate, will have significant Emergency Nursing experience and will lead by example using excellent communication skills, manage, prioritise and deliver high quality care to our patients.

You will have completed level 2 RCN competencies and as a clinical expert, proactively develop yourself and others. You will lead and supervise the clinical work of others and manage the emergency care setting as a whole; managing patient flow and delegating care accordingly.

For an informal chat please contact Dan White - ED Matron.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide clinical expertise to the departmental team, acting as a role model in the deliveryof patient care.
  • To support the Team leader in the effective management of the clinical area
  • To always act in a manner consistent with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct, carrying out his/her duties in accordance with Trust policies and procedures.
  • To lead, support, supervise and teach staff.

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of quality services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate & these are:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ people & Disabled people.

Benefits include; flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder must demonstrate competence in a wide range of expanded roles including: Venepuncture, cannulation, ECG recording & interpretation, plastering, requesting and obtaining pathology samples, suturing, utilising PGDs, requesting and interpreting x-rays and Advanced Life Support.
  • The post holder must demonstrate a high level of clinical decision making skills.
  • Excellent communication skills are required to ensure that patients, relatives and the multi-disciplinary team are able to understand the often complex needs of the patients.
  • To complete Trust documentation/liaise fully with all agencies if any suspicions arise regarding the possibility of any form of abuse having taken place in relation to the patient being treated.
  • Maintain effective communication within the team by ensuring that information is transmitted at handover and is documented either in the notes, appropriate folders or on the computer system as deemed necessary. All documentation relating to a patients episode within the department is to be recorded accurately in the patient's notes/computer system for future referencing as required.
  • Ensure a calm, efficient and cost effective service is maintained.
  • Review the daily skill mix deploying staff appropriately to maintain the safety of the staff, patients and relatives within the department. In the absence of the Band 7 staff member
  • co-ordinate/facilitate new staffs orientation into the department.
  • Deputise for the Senior band 7 when required
  • Undertake individual responsibilities as delegated to the post holder

  • Ensure the delivery of evidence-based nursing care by providing expert clinical assessment, care planning, care delivery, care evaluation and clinical advice in accordance with NMC Code of Professional Conduct within the Critical Care area as an autonomous practitioner.
  • To keep up-to-date with NHD developments, in particular NICE guidelines and NSFs ensuring that nursing practice within the department develops accordingly.
  • To participate in the clinical governance agenda, initiating and lead audits of areas within the Accident & Emergency department and making recommendations as a result of audit to be presented to the department and then overseeing any changes as agreed.
  • To maintain clinical practice standards and knowledge, and act as a professional role model for all nursing staff.
  • Use own clinical judgement to initiate appropriate nursing interventions prior to medical input being available and advise Junior staff.
  • Maintain accurate, current and contemporaneous records and ensure that all records relating to patient care are clear, concise and legible in accordance with the NMC Standards for Records and Record Keeping .
  • Ensure adherence to the Trust Medicines Policy and the NMC Standards for the Administration of Medicines .
  • Lead specific areas of practice developments in accordance with local and national policies and strategies to improve patient care.
  • Actively assess and manage risk within the clinical area in accordance with Health and Safety legislation and risk management policy.
  • Work within Data Protection and Caldecott requirements for information sharing.
  • To ensure the clinical standards outlined in the NSF for Children within the critical care area are adhered to.
  • To maintain continuous professional registration with the NMC throughout the duration of employment with the Trust.

  • Act as a clinical supervisor to clinical staff completing appraisals and agreeing personal development plans ensuring systems are in place for staff to be able to reach their objectives.
  • Promote clinical innovations and encourage evidence-based practices within the unit.
  • Be able to develop components for a teaching program for use within the unit.

  • Assist with duty rotas as required by the Senior Sisters/Charge Nurse.
  • Be responsible for the authorisation of timesheets/overtime as and when required
  • Work within clinical governance systems and ensure that care is delivered within an appropriate model within the Critical Care area.
  • Deputise for the Team Leader Nurse as required.
  • Implement and ensure adherence to all Trust policies.
  • Develop and implement protocols and or policies within own specialist area.
  • Effectively contribute to the achievement of Trust targets.
  • Support the Team Leader and Matron for Urgent Care and Cardiology in effective resource management.
  • Participate in the identification of cost improvement initiatives with Team Leaders and Matron

  • Support effective intra and inter departmental communication.
  • Provide competent and consistent leadership to the ward/department team.
  • Undertake PDRs for junior colleagues and ensure PDPs are in place.
  • Participate in training and development for all staff, ensuring that accurate records are maintained.
  • Participate in recruitment and selection processes as required and facilitate induction and mentorship for newly deployed and newly qualified staff.
  • Ensure that educational objectives of student nurses and other learners are met and the progress of each student/learner is monitored.
  • Participate in the management of sickness/absence.
  • Participate in clinical supervision in accordance with Trust polic

  • Possess expert clinical knowledge appropriate to the Critical Care area.
  • Utilise own clinical expertise and knowledge to create and promote an environment conducive to meeting the educational and developmental needs of all clinical staff.
  • Possess ENB 199 and courses appropriate to the Critical Care area.

  • Partake frequently in tasks requiring physical effort for long periods
  • Regularly deal with bodily fluids and soiled linen within a span of duty.
  • Manage and participate in distressing unpredictable situations frequently within a span of duty.
  • Maintain contemporaneous patient records at all times
  • Concentrate for long periods and respond to unpredictable patient and staff demands.
  • Provide and receive complex information that will require empathy, tact, reassurance and communicate in situations where there maybe barriers to understanding.
  • Subject to verbal assault and aggression from relatives/carers within a span of duty. Defusing of aggressive situations using complex communication skills, experience and information.
  • Work with patients with mental health needs and liaise with relevant speciality in relation

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse relevant to specialty with current registration
  • Immediate Life Support Certificate
  • ALS Certificate
  • Manchester Triage Trained


  • Leadership/Management Course



  • Experience at Band 5 within relevant specialty
  • Proven experience of participation in practice development
  • Proven experience of ward /dept. management/staff supervision

Skills and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of resource management
  • Skilled clinical judgement
  • Expanded role skills relevant to area of practice

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