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Sister/Charge Nurse - Emergency Department

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced individual who is looking to progress further in their career and would like to join our existing team over a 7 day rota. You will be a dynamic and highly motivated individual and have flexibility to be able to work within a busy and demanding environment.

An Enhanced DBS with Children's & Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

The role will require you to work across all areas in the Trust which includes those that are designated as positive, asymptomatic and negative COVID wards.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will-
  • Have experience of dealing with acute emergency and minor injuries/illnesses with a proven professional background within A& E nursing or a minor injuries unit.
  • Lead and develop a team, promoting excellence in emergency care whilst supporting the other team managers in all aspects of department management.
  • Have excellent communication skills and flexibility to meet the needs of the service are required.
  • Will be involved in developing and implementing initiatives to improve the patient experience.
  • Will be committed to providing high quality care to a range of patients with differing needs and be willing to embrace new role opportunities and expand your role as the service develops.

About us

Choose Well - Choose WWL

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust are the proud providers of acute hospital and community services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas. At WWL, we value our staff believing that 'happy staff, makes for happy patients'. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement and living our values 'the WWL Way'.

WWL are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share our values and beliefs.


Please note that senior positions (AFC band 8A or above) may be expected to participate in an on-call rota, if the role is predominantly operational.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Plan and organise the day-to-day management of the Emergency Department in the absence of the Senior Sister, by co-ordinating the activities of the team and deploying resources effectively.
  • To undertake additional training to develop extended skills as appropriate e.g. nurse generated x-rays, and PGDs, clinical examination skills, leadership skills.
  • Allocates / deploys staff, both medical and nursing in response to service demand and patient needs.
  • Organises, reviews and adjusts staff rosters in accordance with departmental requirements.
  • Arrange the reception, transfer and discharge of patients in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with local and national targets
  • Implements best practice and delivery of a high standard of nursing care.
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to issues, which require urgent or immediate attention, reporting to other members of the multi-disciplinary/ senior staff as necessary.
  • To ensure patients valuable and belongings are documented and managed in accordance with the Trusts policies and procedures.
  • Ensure risk recognition and management of risk in the clinical environment as appropriate.
  • Responsibility to keep self organisationally and departmentally updated through attendance at appropriate meeting.
  • Seek appropriate advice for clinical and managerial problems beyond your scope of professional knowledge and/or skill.
  • Ensure all staff are aware of major incident / decontamination procedures.

Person Specification



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven leadership/organisational skills
  • Sound clinical skills



  • Flexible
  • Internal rotation
  • Speak English to an appropriate standard relevant to their role, i.e. with confidence and accuracy, using correct sentence structures and vocabulary, and without hesitation



  • Evidence of up to date Emergency Nursing issues
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development



  • Experience at Band 6 or equivalent within Emergency Care / relevant acute setting
  • Experience of teaching/assessing/supervising others in a clinical setting
  • Evidence of change management in clinical practice


  • Involvement in audit / research



  • RGN
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Management / Leadership qualification (eg LEO)
  • In possession of or working towards Diploma/Degree qualification in health care subject
  • Accredited Teaching / assessing certificate

Employer details

Employer name

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Albert Edward Infirmary

Wigan Lane



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