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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Pa Pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
Our department covers and provides a service to a population of approximately 450,000 residents, increasing during our busy holiday seasons. The learning and development opportunities are vast with dedicated training and development nurses based in the department. We offer both internal and external courses to help you to develop to your full potential in Emergency Nursing. We consider the Department to be an innovative, creative and friendly environment for those nurses who wish to provide high quality patient centred care. Our team is multi-disciplinary including Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Emergency Nurse Practitioners, Mental Health Liaison, Emergency Department Assistants, Assistant Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Medical Staff, Ward Clerk, Housekeeper, Volunteers and a team of over 90 registered nurses. Fully rotational to a variety of shifts including night duty is a requirement of the post.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit a full time Band 7 Senior Sister/Charge Nurses for our busy and transforming Emergency Department. As a Senior Sister/Charge Nurse you will manage the ED to ensure safe staffing, co-ordination and practice promoting the Trust's Vision and Values within self and others. Lead on and ensure all training needs of the staff within ED are met, coordinated, maintained within policies and standards to promote high quality care .

Although full-time is preferred part-time hours may be considered.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the Job Description and main responsibilities, Please see the attached Job Description.Please also read the attached Person Specification to ensure you have the relevant criteria for the post.

Person Specification

Skills & Attributes


  • Computer literate
  • Able to produce structured and relevant reports
  • Problem-solver and lateral thinker
  • Able to demonstrate success in managing and motivating people
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Evidence of expanded Clinical Skills within portfolio
  • Evidence of leadership/managerial skills
  • Evidence of change management
  • The ability to communicate effectively in English


  • Health promotion
  • Publication record



  • Significant post registration in the speciality and worked as band 6 in speciality
  • Clinical credibility - regarded as a successful clinician by peers or supervisors
  • Experience of co-ordinating and leading a clinical area, to manage service developments
  • Management/treatment of Minor injuries/ ailments
  • Understanding the role of research and development activities in A& E and upon Clinical Effectiveness
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of the current issues affecting A& E services including Clinical Governance and the NHS Plan
  • Effective leadership skills


  • Teaching and presenting lectures to staff
  • Experience in completing and presenting research



  • RGN/Senior Paramedic/Senior ODP
  • 1st Level degree or working towards it
  • Safeguarding children level 3
  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification


  • Management Qualification
  • ALS certificate or working towards
  • Emergency Department qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Whinney Heys Road



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