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Sister/ Charge Nurse AMU - Secondment

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro-rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the dynamic team on the Acute Medical Unit as an Band 6 Charge Nurse, Sister.

We are a 35 bedded Acute unit that takes patients from ED. We are a fast paced exciting environment to work in and have a full range of developmental opportunities with our dedicated Practice Development Sister. You will be supported by other Band 6 and Ward Managers along with the rest of the multidisciplinary team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and positive role model to help support the Ward Manager's to ensure high standard of care is delivered. If you think that this role is for you then we look forward to receiving your application.

Main duties of the job

A Secondment position has arisen for a full time Band 6 on Acute Medical Admissions.

This position is based in unscheduled care which is a 36 bedded mixed sexed acute medicine unit. This position will provide an excellent opportunity to develop your managerial skills within acute medicine and act as a junior support to the Ward Manager. The successful candidate will be expected to show effective leadership skills, act as a role model and ensure that high quality nursing care is delivered to enhance the patient's experience.

Experience with the management of the deteriorating patient is preferred but not essential.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work as a registered nurse within a busy Acute Medical Unit
  • To prioritise and deliver nursing care and assessment as needed.
  • To demonstrate high standards of care and set examples of best practise within the delivery of patient care.
  • To liaise with other departments and staff to ensure that patient care is delivered.
  • To ensure patients safety, privacy and dignity is maintained at all times.
  • To support the junior staff members and liaise with other departments and professionals to ensure that the needs of the patients are met.
  • Following appropriate development to take charge of the Acute Medical Unit and oversee patient admissions, discharge, transfers and the care delivered by other staff.
  • Implementation of robust documentation and accurate record keeping.
  • To support the managers to ensure trust policies are met at all times.

Please ensure that you have read the attached Job Description and Person Specification before applying for this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (1ST Level)
  • Diploma
  • Post Registration qualification in speciality
  • Teaching & assessing qualification


  • Degree/working towards
  • Leadership course



  • Substantial post registration experience.
  • Teaching within clinical area
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Experience of clinical audit and research


  • Experience of change Management



  • Ability to set & establish priorities
  • Team Player & Team Leadership qualities
  • Assertiveness
  • Good time management
  • Basic I.T. skills
  • Decision maker
  • Communicate at all levels
  • Lateral thinker and problem solver
  • Ability to produce and manage an effective staff rota
  • Management of change
  • Influencing skills
  • Delegation skills
  • Venepuncture / Cannulation
  • Basic Life Support

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Whinney Heys Road



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