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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse - Ward C10

Band 6

Main area
Integrated Care Group
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospitals
£30,401 to £37,267 pa
24/09/2019 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.

Do you have what it takes to be a lead a team in a fast paced ward environment? Are you looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to develop new skills? Do you have an interest in respiratory medicine?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then the Charge Nurse/ Junior Sister role on ward C10 is the perfect opportunity for you.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic band 6 charge nurse/junior sister to our dynamic, passionate nursing team. C10 is a 22 bedded respiratory ward that works closely with the Respiratory Assessment Unit caring for a wide variety of patients with respiratory conditions.

You will work closely with the ward manager and the Ward Matron to continue to maintain high standards of Safe, Personal and Effective care on the ward. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong leadership qualities and a desire to improve patient experience. They will need to have a sound knowledge base and good time management skills as well as the ability to prioritise their workload.

Excellent communication skills are vital as well as an ability to inspire and motivate staff.

The Ward Manager on ward C10 is one of 11 2019 Foundation of Nursing Studies Inspire Improvement Fellows nationally and is working with the foundation to create a ‘Caring Workplace Culture’. There will be unique opportunities to attend bespoke workshops and innovative learning situations with other members of the team to further develop this improvement work that is being undertaken on Ward C10.

We also have a strong Nursing Now England Ambassador network on C10 aiming to raise the profile of the Nursing profession as part of an initiative led by NHS England.

The role of Charge Nurse/ Junior Sister on ward C10 will facilitate  unique learning and development opportunities whilst advancing your leadership and management skills  as part of a team within speciality medicine.

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.  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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Joanne Mohammed

01254 734589