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Sister - Ward 11

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Victoria Road, Macclesfield
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

**This position is open to staff working at the Trust in the 'ECT Family' this includes currentEast Cheshire NHS Trust employees, bank staff, ISS staff and volunteers at the Trust.**

We are seeking to recruit 2 dynamic, enthusiastic Band 6 sister/charge nurses with experience in caring for acute adult patients within general medicine at East Cheshire NHS Trust. The post holder will be required to support and work alongside other senior team members, ensuring effective clinical skills and knowledge are maintained at all times, acting as a role model demonstrating effective leadership whilst deputizing for the Senior Sister as required.

We are looking for someone who really wants to make a difference to our patients experience and who is keen to broaden their knowledge and skills.

The team have impeccably high standards and we are immensely proud of the service we provide. As such we are looking for a professional, enthusiastic, motivated individual who is keen to work alongside the team to keep standards high, and drive services forward in innovative ways.

Hours per week: 37.5 and 30

Main duties of the job

The role of the band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse is to support, contribute to and assist the Band 7 Senior Sister in the leadership and the management of the Ward 11 Team and to take a lead responsibility for the development, monitoring and implementation of high quality, evidence-based clinical care to ensure continuity of service provision and standards are maintained and improved.

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 .

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 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



  • RGN/RN(Adult)
  • Evidence of post basic training/qualifications and at least 4 years experience at Band 5
  • Acute Care skills course e.g. ILS, ALERT


  • Teaching or mentorship certificate
  • Nursing Degree
  • Experience of acute medicine



  • Professional aspects
  • Continuous professional development
  • Acute Care nursing



  • Strong professional identity
  • Advocate of multidisciplinary team working
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Flexibility
  • Good organisation skills
  • Ability to lead junior colleagues
  • Motivation to develop modern, quality services
  • Forward thinking
  • Ability to make appropriate decisions at all levels


  • Competencies in a range of relevant skills



  • 4 years relevant experience

Specific Job Requirement


  • Statutory and mandatory training
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Flexibility in hours/shifts: days and nights
  • Willingness to undertake further training and development as required for the role
  • Ability to work on own initiative with indirect supervision
  • Committed, hardworking and adaptable to a changing environment.
  • Ability to respond to a wide range of patient groups
  • Be able to work within a large team environment

Other Role Requirements


  • Please refer to the person specification for further role requirements

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