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Sister / Charge Nurse in Critical Care

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Victoria Road, Macclesfield
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Our busy Critical Care Unit is located in the famous silk town of Macclesfield which is situated within the beautiful surrounding countryside of the Peak District National Park in Cheshire, and within easy reach of Manchester, Liverpool and Staffordshire. The Unit is based in our 280 bedded District General Hospital.

Our fantastic team, recently were awarded with Team of the Month, which is recognition from our colleagues and Executives throughout the trust that demonstrates our one team approach and commitment to patients and colleagues.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our critical care dedicated workforce. We are a dynamic and progressive department that places patient centered care at the core of it ethos.

Part time, Secondment, fixed term and flexible working contracts are all options that you may wish to explore and all will be considered for the right candidate.

Main duties of the job

As an expert Critical Care Nurse with the appropriate skills to effectively manage the Critical Care Unit on a daily basis, you will also be responsible for the assessing, planning, implementing, delivering and evaluating, skilled practical patient cantered care to the critically ill patients and their families.

As a committed and motivated individual who wishes to develop their career within Critical Care, you will be encouraged to pursue your educational needs that will be guided by our Practice Educator and supported by an individualised development pathway. This bespoke package will include the opportunity to achieve leadership skills in order to further develop your skills and knowledge.

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, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters as part of ongoing monitoring.

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

Qualifications and Experience


  • NMC 1st Level Registration
  • ENB 100 or equivalent qualification appropriate to speciality (Staff undergoing Critical Care modules will be considered)
  • IT Skills
  • Demonstrates ability to study at academic level equivalent to degree


  • Degree in Nursing
  • Advanced Life Support Course
  • Clinical supervision skills
  • Assessing & mentorship course
  • NVQ Assessor



  • Minimum of 3 years critical care experience


  • Experience of managing a Critical Care Unit



  • Evidence of management and leadership skills


  • Management / leadership course



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

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

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