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Sister/Charge Nurse

Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care was rated GOOD by the CQC and has paved the way for excellence in care. Do you want to be part of a team that is progressive, motivated, dedicated, and supportive? If so then this is the ideal opportunity for you to join Ward 40.

Ward 40 is a respiratory ward caring for patient who have a range of respiratory conditions. The successful candidate will be part of an integrated service working alongside the specialist teams.

The post holder will work closely with and support the department/ward manager and multi-disciplinary team members in monitoring and maintaining policies, standards of nursing care, staff and service development within the department/ward environment. The post holder will supervise junior qualified and/or unqualified staff including student nurses whilst maintaining a safe working environment.

Main duties of the job

  • To demonstrate competence in a wide range of expanded roles including: Venepuncture, cannulation, ECG recording & basic interpretation, plastering, requesting and obtaining pathology samples, utilising PGDs, requesting x-rays.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical decision making skills.
  • Excellent communication skills to ensure that patients, relatives and the multi-disciplinary team are able to understand the complex needs of the patients.
  • To complete Trust documentation/liaise with all agencies regarding the possibility of any Safeguarding Adult/Children issues.
  • Maintain effective communication within the team by ensuring that information is transmitted at handover and is documented either in the notes, appropriate folders or on the computer system as necessary.
  • To record accurately all documentation relating to a patients episode within the department in the appropriate systems for future referencing as required.
  • Assist in maintaining a calm, efficient and cost effective service.
  • Assist in Co-ordinate/facilitate new staff's orientation to the department.
  • Undertake individual responsibilities as delegated.

  • About us

    Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

    We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:
    • Safety
    • Care
    • Respect
    • Communication
    • Learning

    We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

    We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+& Disabled people.

    Benefits include flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

  • Act as a clinical supervisor to junior clinical staff completing appraisals and agreeing

  • personal development plans.
  • Promote clinical innovations and encourage evidence-based practices within the unit.
  • Assist in the developments of components for a teaching program for use within the

  • unit.

  • Assist with duty rotas as required by the Senior Sisters/Charge Nurse.
  • Be responsible for the authorisation of timesheets/overtime as and when required.
  • Team Leader Nurse as required.
  • Implement and ensure adherence to all Trust policies.
  • Effectively contribute to the achievement of Trust targets.
  • Support the Ward Manager and Matron for Medicine in effective resource management.
  • Participate in the identification of cost improvement initiatives with Ward Managers and Matron.

  • Support effective intra and inter departmental communication.
  • Provide competent and consistent leadership to the ward/department team.
  • Undertake PDRs for junior colleagues and ensure PDPs are in place.
  • Participate in training and development for all staff, ensuring that accurate records are maintained.
  • Be actively involved in the induction and mentorship for newly deployed and newly qualified staff.
  • Ensure that educational objectives of student nurses and other learners are met and the progress of each student/learner is monitored.
  • Participate in the management of sickness/absence.

  • Possess evidenced based clinical knowledge appropriate to the General Medicine area.
  • Utilise own clinical expertise and knowledge to create and promote an environment conducive to meeting the educational and developmental needs of all clinical staff.

  • Partake frequently in tasks requiring physical effort for long periods.
  • Regularly deal with bodily fluids and soiled linen within a span of duty.
  • Manage and participate in distressing unpredictable situations within a span of duty.
  • Concentrate for long periods and respond to unpredictable patient and staff demands.
  • Provide and receive complex information that will require empathy, tact, reassurance and communicate in situations where there maybe barriers to understanding.
  • Defusing of aggressive situations using complex communication skills, experience and information.

  • Work with patients with mental health needs and liaise with relevant speciality in relation to clinical management.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications and Skills


    • RGN with current NMC registration
    • Previous experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work as a team
    • Ability to supervise other nursing staff
    • Evidence of continued professional development (CPD)
    • Risk Management


    • Previous experience of relevant specialty
    • Mentorship qualification

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


    Ward 40 Tameside General Hospital


    OL6 9RW

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