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Sister/Charge Nurse

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, (Pro Rata)
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a skilled band 6 looking for a challenge in a new area or even a compassionate Band 5 looking to expand your knowledge and skills and feel ready for a new and engaging leadership challenge?

We are looking for an efficient, enthusiastic, highly motivated nurse with excellent interpersonal, communication skills with a keen interest in lung cancer to work in our 16 bed Pulmonary Oncology Unit (POU)

You will be joining our friendly and dynamic multi-disciplinary team with excellent standards and great work ethic. You will be supported to develop as a band 6 sister/charge nurse through leadership training and mentoring.

We care primarily for lung cancer patients as well as general respiratory patients. You can expect training in leadership and management, governance and quality improvement as well as clinical skills such as management of complex palliative care and symptom control. We have an extensive MDT who we work with collaboratively to provide excellent holistic and patient centred care that you would be at the forefront of delivering.

Sound interesting? We would encourage you to give us a call to organise an informal visit or chat.

Main duties of the job

You will need to be:

Dedicated, motivated and skilled and take pride in providing exceptional patient care

Have a passions for lung cancer care and respiratory nursing

Have the potential for leadership skills and possess mentorship skills and knowledge

Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills and work well within a MDT as well as individually

Have good time keeping and organisational skills

Have some knowledge or experience in audits and IQP change projects and recognise the need for improvement works but training will be given

Familiar with Health Roster and NHSP as well as the new HIVE system

Skilled at day to day shift coordinating, supporting and mentoring junior staff and escalating changing in patients needs accordingly and communicating in the MDT daily board rounds.

Full training and support will be given to help you progress your skills at band 6 and for you to complete the band 6 competency framework.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse with relevant experience
  • Evidence of post qualification study/CPD
  • GCSE English or equivalent


  • Mentor/Assessor and familiar with the PARE student system
  • Previous experience with Audits and IQP



  • Leading/Coordinating a team
  • Evidence of understanding the role of band 6 and how they support a Ward Manager
  • Awareness of Auditing and IQP


  • Experience of working within other areas of nursing
  • Working with multidisciplinary team
  • Working with students
  • Experience of CF/respiratory nursing

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust



Southmoor Rd


M23 9LT

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