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Ward Sister / Charge Nurse - Major Trauma Ward

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024
We are a 10 bedded Orthopaedic Trauma Ward based in a busy Trauma Unit within Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

The role will involve being the perfect role model and leader across day & night rotation to support the team and maintain an effective ward.

Our team are professional, forward thinking and dynamic. We face challenges every day within our busy area, but we do this together and this rewarding role is something that will motivate and inspire you and others every single day.

Your role will be to support the Ward Manager, to ensure the provision of excellent care and compassion for all our patients who present with unique trauma injuries and visitors to the ward. You will be responsible for ensuring the planning, delivery and evaluation of care to meet the personalised health and wellbeing care needs of patients, whilst providing leadership and direction to the team. You will also be responsible for completing appraisals, maintaining training rates, roster production and supporting our Team to develop to their full potential.We deal with a very unpredictable and dynamic range of health care challenges and the opportunities for you to enhance your leadership skills, knowledge and experience are second to none. Major Trauma Ward value the personal skills, experience and qualities that every member of our team bring to us, creating a diverse, knowledgeable and very supportive team who feel motivated and able to influence the future direction of orthopaedics .

Main duties of the job

You will have the ability to support the ward manager in providing a team approach in achieving high standards of safe care and constant support for junior staff and students in practice.

You must have experience of working as band 5 or 6 and be able to demonstrate clinical knowledge and skills in caring for acutely ill patients. You will be a clinical role model and have a willingness to develop the team as well as your own professional growth.

About us

We have 10000 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

Duties will include, but not be limited to:
  • Support the Ward Manager/Charge Nurse 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 on assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care to meet patients needs in accordance with agreed local and National standards and evidence based guidelines.
  • 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 equality in care and practice by recognising, respecting and meeting the needs and choices of individuals.
  • Maintain and develop own professional competence and seek to extend the scope of personal knowledge and skills within scope of role and professional practice
  • To participate in education and training of junior staff.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • 2 years post registration with orthopaedics and leadership knowledge
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and safeguarding and the relevance to practice
  • Experience of implementing changes to benefit patients and improve nursing practice
  • Tracheostomy care experience


  • Knowledge of Research and Development

Qualifications & Education


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


  • Degree
  • Post registration qualification in area of speciality area

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane



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