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Staff Nurse Ward 2 - Band 6

East Cheshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
28 May 2024

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**This position is open to staff working at the Trust in the 'ECT Family' this includes current East Cheshire NHS Trust employees, bank staff, ISS staff and volunteers at the Trust.**

An exciting opportunity has opened for a permanent Band 6 Staff Nurse on Ward 2.

Ward 2 is a dynamic workforce, who are keen to help support and develop nurses interested in experiencing this exciting and changeable environment.Ward 2 is a General Medical ward with a specialty of Elderly Care.Experience in a mentorship qualification (or equivalent course) and have Band 5 experience.

In joining our team, you will bring your skills and passion to provide the highest quality patient-focused care and compassion for our patients. You must be a team player with excellent communications skills and have the ability to work using your own initiative as well as part of the wider team.

In return, you will find your contribution is valued and that you are supported through excellent management and a teamwork approach, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. We offer comprehensive learning and development support, excellent training opportunities and support to broaden your experience, knowledge and skills as a qualified nurse.

Hours per week: 37.5 (permanent or secondment)

Main duties of the job

The role of the Band 6 Staff Nurse is to support, contribute to and assist the Senior Sister in the leadership and the management of the unit team and to support the Senior Sister in the development, monitoring and implementation of high quality, evidence-based clinical care to ensure continuity of service provision and standards are maintained and improved.

The Band 6 Staff Nurse will act as a role model for staff on the ward sharing knowledge and information and supporting colleagues and members of the multidisciplinary team.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters as part of ongoing monitoring.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • Current First Level Registration in General/Adult Nursing


  • Evidence of higher education, i.e Degree, Diploma.
  • Evidence of relevant post registration education within relevant area.
  • Willingness to undertake further study/development.



  • Experience as a Band 5 staff nurse, within appropriate field and can demonstrate clinical credibility within this field
  • Experience of mentoring and educating junior members of staff
  • Experience of using a multi disciplinary approach to patient care.


  • Experience in implementing improvements in practice/protocol or procedures.
  • Experience in designing and delivering education to junior colleagues.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Demonstrates a high standard of clinical practice in appropriate field.
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and action.
  • Ability to delegate safely
  • Ability to recognise own sphere of competence and escalate appropriately.


  • Competent information technology/word processing skills
  • Commitment to achieving service line, Trust and National objectives.

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District General Hospital

Victoria Road


SK10 3BL

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