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Ward sister - Surgical Unit

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, Pro rata
Closing date
5 Dec 2023
Are you an experienced staff nurse who is looking for an exciting challenge and you are ready for the step up to a ward sister role? Are you a dynamic forward thinking individual? If so, we have the job for you!

A very exciting opportunity has arisen on our surgical unit at Chorley Hospital for a band 6 ward sister/Charge nurse to join our team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated nurse who is passionate about delivering high standards of nursing care to ensure a positive patient experience. You will need to have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills. Be prepared to work in a busy and sometimes challenging environment which will be in turn both rewarding and exciting . Have a good knowledge of IT systems.

Working in a elective surgical in patient unit covering multiple specialities including upper GI, breast, urology, plastics, colorectal, vascular, max fax, Gynae, ENT, ophthalmology and endoscopy.

Main duties of the job

To support theClinical manager and Matron in ensuring the provision of excellent care with compassion for the patients and relatives who attend the unit.

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 unit.

Act as a strong role model and provide development, clinical supervision and advice for other staff and students to support them in reaching their full potential.

Actively engage in research and development opportunities for the service.

Be responsible for ensuring the planning, delivery and evaluation of care to meet the personalisedhealth and wellbeing care needs of patients, in line with the Trust's values & Nursing & MidwiferyProfessional Framework.

To ensure the productive operation of the unit through the maintenance of a safe, clean and organised environment.

You will have knowledge regarding governance and its importance in promoting and maintaining a safe and quality driven environment for patients, visitors and staff.

Training needs are fully supported on the unit and you will always be encouraged to develop.

You will be warmly welcomed and well supported by a fantastic team who are passionate and aspire to provide excellent care.

About us

We have 10,000 fantastic people working hard 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 and enhancing their experience which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Admission of surgical patients, including completing relevant documentation and risk assessments.

Pre and Post op Care, including monitoring of vital signs, blood glucose monitoring, vena puncture, ECG, catheterisation, administration of medication and IV infusions, wound and drain care, pain management.

The role includes admission and discharging of patients, pre and post op care, working and supporting Senior and junior colleagues including student nurses.

Recognising signs and symptoms of post op complications , deteriorating patients and appropriate escalation in a timely manner.

Proactively leading and managing a team day to day coordinating discharges.

Involvement with Auditing, Recruitment, Reviewing Datix's, sickness and attendance policy.

Working closely with various members multidisciplinary teams to maintain a safe discharge including post op advice, referrals and appointments.

Working closely with Longton day case urology department.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • oWilling to expand clinical role eg IV additives, venepuncture and cannulation
  • oKnowledge of Clinical Governance and the relevance to practice
  • oKnowledge of relevant policies and procedures
  • oAwareness of changes within Nursing practice
  • oDemonstrates competency during internship


  • oEvidence of clinical competence in area of speciality eg surgery
  • oKnowledge of Leadership and Management
  • oKnowledge of ethical issues

Qualifications & Education


  • Appropriate NMC Registration
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • NMC recognised Mentorship qualification or willingness to work towards following 18 months commencement in post
  • Evidence of continuing education or development for more experienced Band 5 nurses


  • Degree
  • Post registration qualification in area of speciality area

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Preston road



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