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Junior Sister - Ward 10 (Band 6)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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We predominantly care for elderly, vulnerable adults where we can offer a safe, secure and dementia friendly environment. As a team, we believe that putting each patient at the heart of all our care, acting with integrity, respecting the individual and a comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach for all our patients.

Main duties of the job

Your role as a band 6 sister/charge nurse will include providing exceptional safe effective care to our patients, liaising with the multi-disciplinary team and working closely with the patient and their family to assist them in the safe delivery of optimum care needs and safe discharge process.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, and creative individual who is a role model to junior staff and lives the Trust's right care values. We actively promote compassionate leadership within our nursing team. There is scope for a wide variety of work experience. Duties will include providing a high standard of care for our patients, coordinating shifts, whilst being an exemplary role model for junior staff and students.

The Junior Sister/Charge Nurse is someone whom is equally accountable for the day to day running of the ward and staff, acting as a positive role model at all times. We require a motivated individual with excellent communication skills to support the senior sister and other band 6 with the leadership and development of the ward and work effectively within a truly multi-disciplinary team.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate being a valued team worker with good communication skills, be conscientious, honest, caring and passionate about their nursing career.

About us

We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.

We want to attract staff who embrace our Right Care behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients we want to make these part of our DNA.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification for further details in relation to this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration
  • Mentor Qualification or similar
  • Post diploma/degree RGN



  • Relevant Post registration experience
  • Recent Acute Clinical Experience
  • Demonstrable clinical expertise, relevant to the area


  • Evidence of post basic continuing education.

Skills / Knowledge


  • Proven leadership and organisational skills.
  • Ability to organise and manage day to day running of the ward and with an multidisciplinary team approach.
  • Team building and working skills - able to lead a team to achieve results.
  • Problem solving skills - able to respond to unexpected issues and provide first line response and to act as a deputy in the absence of the senior sister.
  • Ability to facilitate a cohesive team spirit and good team working.
  • Ability to deal competently with conflict and complaints.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively lead a team.


  • Basic knowledge of IT
  • Rising Stars Training

Employer details

Employer name

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


Airedale General Hospital

Skipton Road


BD20 6TD

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