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Junior Sister / Charge Nurse

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rota
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity become available for a band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse on a Medical Escalation Ward A1 (Surgery Division).

We are looking for an enthusiastic motivated individual with a passion for nursing who has the ambition/drive to meet Trust values and service needs.

The ward has an amazing MDT approach that supports optimising inpatient care, treatment and discharges.

We expect strong nursing values and a commitment to providing patients and families based on care, a culture of compassion, professionalism and respect.

Professional development is supported within the department and Trust.

The successful candidate will be a qualified nurse with evidence of leadership skills in an acute Trust. You will be flexible and proactive.

Experience working in a senior role for at least one year is highly recommended.

Main duties of the job

You will be an experienced nurse looking for a challenge to progress your career in nursing. You will demonstrate excellent knowledge & previous experience in caring for urology patients processing excellent leadership skills. You will be working collaboratively with other MDT members. You will be confident in working under your initiative & able to prioritise your clinical care & workload accordingly.

You will have the opportunity to develop your leadership & management skills with the support of the Ward Manager & Matron. You will receive full induction/support for relevant training to become a competent sister/charge nurse.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

If you require support with your application please contact a member of the recruitment team, who can discuss alternative application methods.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Benefits we offer to you:
  • Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • NHS pension scheme membership
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
  • NHS Staff discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
  • Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

Be a visible & accessible presence in the clinical area for patients, relatives & staff.

Lead by example & act as a positive role model taking responsibility for own professional development.

Ensure effective communication is maintained both within the Dept & with relevant external agencies or individuals.

Organise own workload & adjust priorities in response to issues arising in the workplace.

Recognise & respond to issues which require urgent or immediate attention, reporting to other members of the multi-disciplinary/ management team as necessary.

Deputise for the Department Manager as required.

Ensure comprehensive clinical records are maintained.

Support the management of roster allocation to provide safe staffing levels in line with the agreed workforce model.

Ensure the provision of compassionate, safe & high quality care of all patients & supervise the working of junior staff & trainees during the span of duty.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salaryIn addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration
  • Adult Nursing registration
  • Professional or clinical qualification relevant to the speciality or evidence of working towards


  • Evidence of study at degree level
  • Supporting learners in practice courses



  • An understanding of the need of confidentiality awareness at all times.
  • Updated research and evidence based practice
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety issues
  • Knowledge of Data Protection
  • Awareness of legislation relevant to the post


  • Evidence of further learning



  • Experience of working in adult care
  • Evidence of continual professional development
  • Evidence of ability to effectively co-ordinate a team
  • Ability to work autonomously & as part of a team
  • Trained at Safeguarding Level 3


  • Coaching skills
  • Able to demonstrate awareness of or evidence of clinical governance
  • Investigation training undertaken
  • Underaken, or willing to, the Trust 'Work together to get results' programme



  • Demonstrate ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care
  • Organisational skills
  • Appropriate IT skills


  • Awareness of implementing change and willingness to learn new skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Ward A1

Stepping Hill Hospital



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