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Community Sister / Charge Nurse

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024
We're thrilled you're thinking of joining us.

We need people who share our excitement, embrace different ways of working and are able to work flexibly across organisational boundaries. We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Nurses to join our community teams.

The Oldham community teams cover all areas of Oldham visiting people at home and running treatment clinics. We are not just looking for 'staff' or someone to fill the numbers we are looking for a new team member who wants to use both their excellent clinical skills, experience and caring personality to make a BIG difference in this challenging yet rewarding setting.

Our commitment to you
  • A supportive leadership team who will work hard to make sure you have what you need to perform at your best
  • Career development/training options
  • Community specific training support from dedicated practice based educators with specialist training such as end of life care.
  • Support for your health and wellbeing.

Welcoming you into our community

As an autonomous registrant working across the Oldham community you will be a confident nurse professional with the ability to make swift, well considered decisions when needed.

Our service is provided on a 7 day a week basis with weekends being distributed across the team, therefore weekend working will be a part of the role. You must be the holder of a current, clean UK driving licence and have access to your own vehicle.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the assessment of patient care needs and development, devising, implementing and evaluating programmes of care, both for a specific group of patients as the named care provider and in supporting the care of all patients. You will work within a Multi-Disciplinary Team in the Community. You should be expert in all areas of service delivery ensuring effective communication is maintained at all times. The post holder will be responsible and accountable for the effective management of the caseload and have line management responsibility for members of their caseload team and effectively utilise nursing skills and resources to provide high quality service to all clients and carers.

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



  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration (Adult)

Essential Qualifications


  • Degree/Diploma in nursing studies (or equivalent nursing qualification and experience)
  • Specialist Practitioner Qualification or equivalent training/experience
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Evidence of involvement in teaching


  • Prescribing qualification or willingness to undertake

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Demonstrates evidence based clinical knowledge
  • Competent IT Skills
  • Communicates succinctly, clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing
  • Be an effective team member who is able to relate to colleagues at all levels of the Trust with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to coordinate your workload and supervise members of the team, ensuring high quality, safe and effective patient care


  • Experience of the use of clinical systems
  • Demonstrate initiative to proactively problem solve with a solution focus
  • Ability to use reflective practice, to continuously improve the standard of patient care

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Oldham Community - Various Sites Across District Nursing

Failsworth Health Centre


M35 0AD

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