This job has expired

Sister/Charge Nurse - Medical Assessment Unit

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per anum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023
* This is a 6 month secondment post*

Team MAU are looking for experienced Nurses with a passion for Acute Medicine. If you have this and enjoy working in a fast paced environment and work well under pressure whilst supporting junior staff ,then you are exactly what we need on MAU.

We are a busy 30 bedded unit, which takes referrals from Preston ED, AAU and SDEC . We treat a variety of medical conditions, along with acutely unwell service users. Patients target is to stay on the unit 48-72 hours and from this point to be discharged home or transferred to another unit. We are an established team consisting of excellent multi disciplinary working, various skills and knowledge, who pride ourselves on striving to achieve our shared vision of moving forward and raising standards.

Main duties of the job

You will support the Ward managers and Matron in ensuring the provision of excellent care with compassion for the patients, relatives and visitors who are cared for within or by the ward, department, service or team.

You will be responsible for ensuring the planning, delivery and evaluation of care to meet the personalised health and well being care needs of patients, in line with the Trust's Values & Nursing & Midwifery Professional Framework Provide strong leadership and direction to the team, monitoring and maintaining standards of care and professional practice to support day to day efficient running of the clinical area, service.

You will also develop your managerial skills by supporting your colleagues via appraisals, monitoring their well being and encouraging their ongoing education and competencies.

About us

We have 10000 fantastic people working hard in LTHTR to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the job description listed below:

-Support the ward managers or Matron in ensuring the provision of excellent care with compassion for the patients, relatives and visitors who are cared for within or by the ward, department, service or team.

-Ensure a high standard of nursing is delivered by self and others based onassessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care to meet patients needs in accordance with agreed local and National standards and evidence based guidelines.

-Assist and support the Ward Manager in the safe, effective management of the area including management of personnel, facilities and the associated systems and processes.

-Act as a role model, presenting a positive image of self, team and the organisation.

-Be responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of care, through appropriate professional practice, delegation and supervision of duties carried out by junior staff.

-Set, monitor and maintain standards of care to improve the patient experience and outcome of care.

-Proactively manage risk and maintain patient safety, conforming to health, safety and security legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines.

-Communicate all relevant information to the multidisciplinary team internally and with external organisations as required, to ensure seamless care.

-Promote provision of patient education and health promotion.

-Promote equality in care and practice by recognising, respecting and meeting the needs and choices of individuals.

-Ensures environment of care is safe, well equipped and compliant with standards for hygiene and cleanliness.

-Ensures environment of care is safe, well equipped and compliant with standards for hygiene and cleanliness.

-Maintain and develop own professional competence and seek to extend the scope of personal knowledge and skills within scope of role and professional practice.

Person Specification



  • Appropriate NMC Registration
  • Diploma or Degree in Nursing
  • NMC recognised Mentorship qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional education or development in area of speciality
  • ILS


  • ALS
  • Post registration qualification in area of speciality area

Knowledge & Experience


  • Evidence of leadership experience and learning.
  • Awareness of recent advances within Nursing practice
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and safeguarding and the relevance to practice
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
  • Experience of implementing changes to benefit patients and improve nursing practice
  • Minimum 2 years experience


  • Knowledge & experience in ethical issues
  • Evidence of clinical competence in area of speciality eg surgery

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert