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Sister / Charge Nurse

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
2 May 2024

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Band 6
Part Time
Are you a registered nurse either band 5 or 6 with experience in surgery?

We are looking to recruit a new full time band 6 to join our team. An opportunity has arisen for a full time band 6 working on a 24 trolleyed day surgery unit. DSU recover multiple specialties including General Surgery, Maxo Facial, Urology, Breast, Gynaecology Orthopaedic, Vascular & ENT

We are looking for an enthusiastic, forward-thinking nurse with a dynamic approach to join our motivated and supportive team. You must be punctual, flexible and committed to the role with a determination to ensure patients on the ward receive the highest standards of care. Our patients have varying degrees of dependency which will mean organising and prioritising care accordingly. You must be able to recognise and manage deteriorating patients and support junior staff in doing this.

The post is a rotational post consisting of days, nights & weekends.

Main duties of the job

General duties will include supporting the ward manager and deputising in their absence, coordinating DSU and DSU escalation ward on a regular basis and providing safe, personal and effective nursing care to our patients. You must be professional at all times and have a desire to want to develop your experiencing of managing and leading a team. You must have excellent communication skills and be able to liaise with patients, relatives and other members of the multidisciplinary team as well as your colleagues on the ward.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Foster Peoples Rights and Responsibilities
  • a) Ensure all Trust standards are met within your workload and that a quality service is provided at all times.
  • b) Ensure all patients requirements are met with dignity, sensitivity and empathy.
  • c) Be non-judgemental in your approach to client care and attitudes.

  • Maintain Confidentiality of Information
  • a) Assist trained staff to carry out nursing care ensuring the patients confidentiality and privacy are maintained.
  • b) Maintain confidentiality with regards to the Data Protection Act for all information received.

  • Monitor and Maintain the Safety and Security of the Work Environment
  • a) Ensure patients safety, comfort, and welfare at all times.
  • b) Report accidents, incidents, losses as they occur to the nurse in charge.
  • c) Attend yearly up-dates on all statutory training, including basic life support and manual handling and moving.
  • c) The post holder must comply with all relevant policies, procedures and training on infection prevention and control.

  • Minimise the Risks Arising from Health Emergencies
  • a) Report untoward incidents and occurrences regarding changes in patients condition to the nurse in charge/named nurse as they arise.
  • b) Assist in emergency care once training undertaken.

  • Develop Relationships with People that value them as Individuals
  • a) Liaise with nursing, medical, and other disciplines within our defined clinical area and other departments and hospitals.
  • d) Be supportive to the patient and their family/carers at all times.

  • Receive and Transmit Information
  • a) Ensure teamwork reports are completed and details entered onto the computer.
  • b) Admit and discharge patients via the computer.
  • c) Arrange waiting list admissions and participate in transfer and discharge arrangements for patients.

  • Store and Retrieve Records
  • a) Maintain accurate registers and bed states.
  • b) Ensure patients notes are filed and up to date.
  • c) Ensure pathology results/X-Rays/reports are available and filed as necessary

  • Enable Patients to Maintain their Interests, Identity and Emotional Well-being whilst Receiving a Care Service
  • a) Anticipate and act on the physical and psychological needs of the patient and meet the same.
  • b) Provide a relaxed and professional environment conducive to promoting the well-being of the patient

  • Contribute to the Effective Communication where there are Communication Differences
  • a) Provide effective working relationships with patients/relatives/carers/ nursing team/medical and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • b) Report any complaints to the nurse in charge immediately.

  • Develop in the Work Role
  • a) Attend in-service training, study days, seminars, courses as rostered.
  • b) Attend a yearly IPR/Appraisal to set objectives and Personal Development Plan for the following twelve months with clinical leader.
  • c) Attend / undertake leadership and management courses.

  • Please ensure you have read the attached Job Description & Person Specification for more information, and before applying for the post.

    Person Specification



    • Registered Nurse (1ST Level)
    • Diploma
    • Teaching & assessing qualification


    • Degree/working towards
    • Leadership course
    • Post Registration qualification in speciality



    • Substantial post registration experience within an Acute NHS Trust.
    • Teaching within clinical area
    • Evidence of continuous professional development
    • Experience of regularly managing a clinical area and clinical team
    • Experience of clinical audit and research


    • Experience of change management



    • Ability to set & establish priorities
    • Team Player & Team Leadership qualities
    • Assertiveness
    • Good time management
    • Basic I.T. skills
    • Decision maker
    • Excellent Communication at all levels within the multi disciplinary team
    • Problem-solver/Lateral thinker
    • Ability to produce and manage an effective staff rota
    • Management of change
    • Delegation skills
    • Venepuncture / Cannulation
    • Basic Life Support
    • Excellent attendance record
    • Day Surgery Experience
    • Catheterisation


    • Knowledge of Maxo Facial Surgery
    • Knowledge of ENT Surgery
    • Knowledge of Vascular Surgery
    • Knowledge of Urology Surgery
    • Knowledge of Breast Surgery
    • Knowledge of Gynaecological Surgery
    • Knowledge of Urology Surgery
    • Knowledge of General Surgery
    • Knowledge of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Management of Nephrostomy insertions and CT guided biopsy patients

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


    Blackpool Teaching Hospital

    Whinney Heys Road


    FY3 8NR

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