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Junior Sister - Critical Care

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder is responsible for the assessment of care needs, implementation and evaluation of the critically ill patient and the supervision of junior staff.

You are responsible of management of critical care in the absence of the band 7 or matron.

This involves the overall management and co ordination of patient needs.

To provide specialist patient treatment to the highest clinical standards.

Main duties of the job

  • To support managment in the delivery of flexible, integrated critical care services.
  • To provide clinical, effective and safe care along side managerial and clinical leadership.
  • To debutise in the senior teams absence.
  • to co ordinate the admission and discharge of patients in accordance of the unit practice.
  • To constantly use clinical judgement to assess the complex clinical need of the critically ill patient.
  • To act as a mentor and assessor for developing staff whilst mantaining own professional standards.
  • To lead on complex care and planned discharges as required.
  • Ensure the effective use of staffing and clinical skills.
  • To attend unit mettings and support senior management plans.

About us

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Come and join or dynamic and diverse team on Critical Care. The emphasis is on team. We are a team of 170 individuals who strive to deliver high standards of patient care regardless of job title.

We will offer you a supernumery period depending on your personal need.

We will seek to develop you and your career progression in Critical Care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information regarding this post please refer to attached job description and person specification

Person Specification



  • Demonstrable a high level of competency and current band 5/6 experience in Level 2/3 critical care.



  • Registered Nurse Level 1
  • Completed Mentorship Module
  • Completed post registration intensive care course.
  • ILS competent


  • Evidence of continued development e.g. basic degree qualification.

Work Skills


  • High standards of written accuracy
  • Ability to understand, absorb and comply with detailed procedures.
  • Demonstrable able to manage more than one task at once.
  • Able to perform as a shift leader.
  • Involvement in wider critical care related activities e.g. link nurse, essence of care

Learning ability


  • Able to take onboard new ideas, skills and knowledge.
  • Able to manage priorities under pressures
  • Able to teach, mentor and support other staff development.
  • Able to use own initiative and work without close supervision within agreed protocols


  • Actively seeks to develop their knowledge, skills and ability.

Other Skills


  • Proven ability to keep information confidential.

Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


Across East Lancashire Sites

Haslingden Road



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