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Sister / Charge Nurse - Coronary Care Unit

Band 6

Main area
Medicine and Emergency Care
Band 6
Full Time - 37.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
£30,401 to £37,267 Per Annum
26/08/2019 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Sister / Charge Nurse - Coronary Care Unit

The Coronary Care Unit is a 10-bedded specialised / monitored area who’s patient group is largely patients with cardiac problems.

High tech monitoring & supporting patient systems are used to gain a range of patients’ clinical data.

The Nurse to patient ratio is at the recommended higher level to enable the staff to be more hands on with the patients; deal effectively with emergencies, and invest time in communication & education with patients.

We invest in our staffs’ training & development, and work closely with the Cardiology ward, the Cardiac Catheter lab and the Cardiology department to help deliver a comprehensive care package to the patients of East Lancashire.

We are developing our Cardiac interventional services and our staff learning is a high priority.

We hope to attract a nurse who has leadership qualities and embraces the ‘6 Cs’ philosophy of nursing. They will be expected to continuously develop their personal & clinical skills.


Responsibilities will include:

Co-ordinating their shift, Planning, delivering or supervising, evaluating and reporting of care for all the patients in the Unit under their leadership.

Demonstrate knowledge of the cardiac system & understand about conditions which affect the heart.

Maintaining professional developments according to the Knowledge & Skills framework.

Excel in personal & people development

Have knowledge of the NAPF assessment and its implications in the Coronary care unit.

Record Safer staffing data in a timely manner

Lock down shift rosters. Enter ‘safer –staffing’ details. Conduct audits.

Make plans to cover sickness absences at short notice

In the absence of the Ward Manger carry out delegated responsibilities.

(see job description)


Type of candidate:

Ability to work any hour / day of the week – day / night duty.

Embrace cohesive working with the wider Cardiology service including Cardiac Catheter lab & Cardiology ward,

Show initiative and enthusiasm, with a positive outlook within the work place.

Is honest & trustworthy and maintains professional accountability.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. 


Dear Potential Applicant,

It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.

As this position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and involves work that is identified as a regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006), any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.

In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied.  Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary.  However, if you are applying for a post as a BANK worker, the payment must be made in full at the time of employment checks. By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.




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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Deborah Taylor-Stuttard - 01254 732444 or