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Junior Sister- Band 6

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced, motivated and reliable individual on our Cardiology Ward as a Junior Sister/Charge Nurse.

The Acute Cardiac Unit/ ward 11 cares for 25 patients with a wide range of Cardiac conditions such as Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, Cardiac Arrhythmias, Heart valve disease, and Endocarditis. Also patients with devices such as Pacemakers and ICDs.

We are looking for a compassionate, enthusiastic leader with a positive can do attitude to join our well established and friendly team here on the Acute Cardiac Unit/ ward 11.

Who demonstrates line management responsibilities but also someone who will act as a role model exhibiting excellent values and behaviours, inspiring others leading change and implementing best practice

Main duties of the job

As the Cardiology Junior Sister/Charge Nurse you will be expected to be an expert in all areas of General and Cardiac Nursing Care.

You will provide daily clinical and managerial leadership to our Nursing team and in the Ward Managers absence and support staff in the delivery of evidence based patient centred care.

You will be responsible for ensuring all care is delivered according to Trust policies and procedures. Utilising clinical audit, research, supervision of practice and teaching, they will monitor and improve standards of care by efficient and effective use of resources

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

From April 1 2024 we are unable to offer sponsorship for healthcare roles that do not meet the minimum salary �23,200, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Junior Sister/Charge nurse you will be expected to care for a wide range of patients with cardiology conditions establishing and maintaining effective communication with individuals and groups about difficult or complex matters overcoming any problems/barriers in communication.

You will be expected to coordinate the ward on a day to day basis in the absence of the Ward Manager working alongside other MDT members facilitating safe and effective flow of patients.

You will be familiar with the role and its requirements, deputising for the Ward Manager in her absence and supporting and developing skills and knowledge of junior staff.

You must be motivated and enthusiastic, able to adapt quickly to changing needs of patients and the ward, be flexible and hard-working, working autonomously as well as part of the team. If you think you would like the challenge and career development a Band 6 can offer then please apply.

Cardiology experience is preferred but not essential. There are also educational opportunities to further develop cardiology nursing practice and leadership skills

Person Specification



  • RGN with current NMC registration
  • Teaching and assessing qualification or equivalent
  • Excellent standards of nursing care
  • Relevant mentorship course


  • Diploma/1st level degree
  • Post registration qualification in specialty
  • Courses related to management
  • ECG interpretation course
  • Chest pain module



  • Significant post registration experience at Band 5
  • People management experience
  • Working effectively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of clinical audit


  • Complaints management experience
  • Budget management experience
  • Change management experience
  • Interview skills
  • Project work

Statutory Registration


  • RGN

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • Excellent Clinical Skills
  • Excellent communication skills able to communicate complex and highly sensitive information to patients and relatives overcoming barriers to understanding.
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Teaching skills
  • Basic IT skills, including e-mail and word processing
  • Up to date professional & specialist knowledge

Special Requirements


  • High level of personal & professional credibility
  • Supportive of colleagues
  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Flexible
  • Motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Articulate
  • Conscientious
  • Assertive
  • Innovative approaches to practice
  • Ability to work under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


University Hospital Of North Durham

North Road



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