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Junior Sister - Ward C2

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Job Details

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced, motivated and reliable individual to join our closely knit team on Digestive Diseases Unit C2 at Royal Blackburn Hospital as a Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse.

C2 is a 26 bedded Digestive Disease Unit which sits within the directorate of Medicine and Emergency Care.

Main duties of the job

The role requires working 12 hour shifts covering days, nights and weekends. 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.

About us

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will need to have a strong interest in Digestive Diseases and a proactive approach to delivering a high standard of evidence based care is essential. You must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of current issues in Digestive Diseases and be able to translate this into quality nursing.

We value experience and skills learnt elsewhere and will work with you to enable those skills to be utilised and developed further.

There are also managerial duties such as audits, appraisals, training, managing roster changes, incident reporting and investigating.

As a Junior Sister/Charge Nurse you will assist in promoting change and developing the unit.

You will be responsible for leading the team, and the co-ordination. Thus, includes supervising and coaching junior staff, support clinical ward rounds in addition to carrying out excellent patient care.

You will be supported by an excellent and approachable team including The Matron, Ward Manager, Senior Sisters, and Practice Educator.

Person Specification



  • NMC registration
  • Proven development of own skills and clinical knowledge


  • Qualification in teaching
  • Educated to degree level



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective listening skills
  • Ability to document accurately and concisely
  • Promotes effective teamwork with own team and other members of the multi-disciplinary team



  • Flexible to the needs of the service including rotation to night duty and weekends
  • Flexible to the needs of the service including rotation to night duty and weekends

People Skills


  • Proven leadership and organisational skills
  • Ability to facilitate a cohesive team spirit and good team working
  • Ability to deal with conflict and complaints
  • Promotes quality in the clinical setting
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude


  • Has introduced new concepts and quality initiatives
  • Highly motivated and can motivate others.



  • Ability to perform well under pressure.
  • Can move forward with change and act as an effective change agent in the clinical setting.
  • Keen to embrace new concepts

Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


Royal Blackburn Hospital

Haslingden Road



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