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Junior Sister/ Charge Nurse - Paediatrics (Ward 85 )

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
Ward 85 are excited to advertise for a permanent full time band 6 post. Ward 85 specialises in providing care for children and young people with the following conditions: Cardiac, CF, Respiratory, Metabolic, Immunology, Endocrine, Rheumatology and tertiary paediatrics. The post holder will assess, plan implement and evaluate the care for patients supporting and guiding junior staff in the process. S/he will provide direct patient care and have detailed clinical knowledge of the specialist area. The post holder will assist the senior Sister/Charge Nurses in ensuring that high standards of quality of care are delivered & maintained. The post holder will act as a positive role model within the department for staff patients and carers. The post holder will deputise for the senior sister as required.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will enable nurses to acquire clinical and professional competencies by facilitating high quality education and staff development opportunities.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity MattersMFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • First level registration- (RN Child)
  • Qualified to function as a mentor for pre registration students


  • Evidence of CPD in relevant specialty
  • Leadership course

Training and experience


  • Evidence of multi disciplinary/ multi agency working
  • Significant post registration experience in similar clinical environment to the job role
  • Evidence of professional leadership, leading to innovation in practice


  • Knowledge of clinical audits
  • Experience of research activities

Skills, abilities and knowledge


  • Evidence of written and verbal communication skills
  • Evidence of teaching and assessing ability
  • Clinically competent in named clinical area/specialty
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Proven workload management of self and of others
  • Good analytical and clinical decision making skills
  • Awareness of clinical governance process


  • IT/Word processing skills

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust



Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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