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Ward Sister Medical Assessment Unit - Band 6

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Victoria Road, Macclesfield
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
The Medical Assessment Unit is a 28 bed unit The MAU team work closely with the Emergency Department to treat a variety of patient's in a fast paced and highly pressured environment. You will be required to take charge and coordinate the flow of patients throughout the unit and further into the hospital. While remaining confident in your clinical skills of managing acute patient caseload.

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic, enthusiastic Band 6 Ward Sister with experience in caring for adult patients at East Cheshire NHS Trust. The post holder will be required to support and work alongside other senior team members ensuring effective clinical skills and knowledge are maintained at all times, acting as a role model demonstrating effective leadership whilst deputising for the Senior Sister as required.

We are looking for someone who really wants to make a difference to our patients experience and who is keen to broaden their knowledge and skills.

The team have impeccably high standards and we are immensely proud of the service we provide. As such we are looking for a professional, enthusiastic, motivated individual who is keen to work alongside the team to keep standards high, and drive services forward in innovative ways.

Hours per week: 37.5 & 30 (advert for two posts, one being full-time and the other part-time)

Main duties of the job

The role of the Band 6 Ward Sister is to support, contribute to and assist the Band 7 Senior Sister in the leadership and the management of the department and to take a lead responsibility for the development, monitoring and implementation of high quality, evidence-based clinical care to ensure continuity of service provision and standards are maintained and improved.

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



  • RGN/RN(Adult / Child)
  • Evidence of post basic training/qualifications
  • Acute care skills course eg Advanced Life Skills (ALS), Acute Life Threating Events Recognition and Treatment (ALERT)
  • Nursing degree


  • Teaching or mentorship certificate



  • Relevant experience


  • Previous urgent care experience

Knowledge & Skills


  • Professional aspects
  • Continuous professional development
  • Acute care nursing
  • Strong professional identity
  • Advocate of multidisciplinary team working
  • Ability to lead junior colleagues
  • Motivation to develop modern, quality services


  • Competences in a range of relevant skills

Other Role Requirements


  • Please refer to the person specification for further role requirements

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

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