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Sister/Charge Nurse - Critical Care

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge, do you want to progress your career within Intensive Care at Oldham Care Organisation, one of 4 hospitals within the Northern care Alliance?

Do you want to move on from a band 5 to develop your clinical and non-clinical leaderships skills?

The aim of our Care organisation is to work closely with the communities we service to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which is trusted, connected, and pioneering, upholding the Trust values in all that we do.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Band 6 leaders within Intensive care at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

Nurses looking for an exciting challenge and a wealth of opportunities are encouraged to join our current nursing workforce who continually go above and beyond to ensure the unit delivers outstanding patient care.

If you think you have the drive, commitment, and enthusiasm to successfully implement change and are ready to rise to the exciting challenge we want to hear from you. In return you will work in a well-established nursing, medical and managerial team and be provided with excellent personal and professional support and development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

You should be positive and adaptable to a changing environment that prides itself on quality and efficiency.

You will be given the opportunity to learn and develop leadership and management skills.

A calm, diplomatic and caring approach is necessary, and you must have the ability to deal with the varied and challenging demands.

You must have the ability to multi-task and prioritise under pressure, work within a large multidisciplinary team and ensure the Trust Values are incorporated into practice

We are looking for a dedicated, committed, and experienced nurses Band 5 nurses who have the critical care course.

You will be enthusiastic, motivated and committed to wanting to help drive advanced skills within this challenging but exciting environment.

Developing your skills in patient experience, patient safety, clinical governance, and regulatory compliance. Fundamental to this, is the development of a culture where excellent quality patient care is at the heart of all that we do.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care , appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as an Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC PIN within the next 3 months. Please note an NMC PRN PIN is not a full NMC PIN and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

Person Specification

Shortlisting Criteria


  • Registration with NMC
  • ILS or ALS
  • Post-basic qualification to minimum degree level or equivalent experience
  • Post basic qualification in Critical Care
  • Evidence of mentorship / teaching qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing personal and professional development


  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of audit and research experience
  • Demonstrate initiative to proactively problem solve with a solution focus
  • Ability to use reflective practice, to continuously improve the standard of patient care

Essential Qualifications


  • Demonstrate an understanding of the NMC Code of Conduct
  • Demonstrates an attitude of professionalism
  • Good communication skills with patients, families, and colleagues
  • IT literate


  • Highly motivated and able to work in a challenging environment

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Oldham Care Organisation

Rochdale Road



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