Junior Sister/Charge Nurse - ED/UCC
- Medicine and Emergency Care
- Band 6
- Secondment: 12 months (various durations)
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Various hours available, including unsocial - weekends and nights)
- Royal Blackburn Hospital
- £32,306 - £39,027 .
- 15/08/2022 23:59
We are a very busy Emergency Department, covering a diverse population, and we are a Major Trauma Unit. We also have a dedicated 24hour Paediatric area.
We accept patients who self present, arrive by ambulance or via Helimed.
We cover Burnley Urgent Treatment Centre, Accrington Minor Injuries Unit along with the ED and Urgent Treatment Centre at Blackburn.
We have recently introduced an appointment system in our Urgent Treatment Centres/ Minor Injuries Unit.
We are looking for self-motivated nurses to help take the department forward – you must be committed, flexible and approachable with substantial ED nursing experience. The role includes unsocial hours including weekends and rotation onto nights.
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.
Main duties of the job
You will have a strong interest in developing new staff, and a proactive approach to delivering a high standard of evidence based care is essential. You must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of current issues in emergency care and be able to translate this into quality nursing.
We value experience and skills learnt elsewhere and will work with you to enable those skills to be utilised and developed further.
As a Junior Sister/Charge Nurse you will assist in promoting change and developing the area.
You will be responsible for leading the team, and the co-ordination of areas of the department, - Majors, Minors, Resus and Urgent Intervention.
You will be supported by a team of Matrons, Senior Sisters, and Practice Educators.
There will be the opportunity for further study including Leadership courses, ALS/APLS/TNCC.
Working for our organisation
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.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Leadership of the team.
Co-ordination of Resus, Majors, Urgent Treatments Centre's and Urgent Intervention.
Minor injuries - Wound Care, Dressings, Suturing, Plastering etc.
Knowledge and experience of each speciality - Resusitation/Intensive Care, Medical, Surgical, Orthopaedics, Gynaecology, Frailty, Paediatrics, Minor Injury and Illness, Major Trauma, ENT, Max Fax, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities.
Advanced Life Support.
Advanced Paediatric Life Support.
Major Incident and Decontamination.
Managing Patient Flow.
Streaming of patients to the most appropriate pathway.
Supporting Junior Staff.
Supporting the Nurse in Charge.
- 1st Level Registered Nurse
- Advanced Life Support Skills
- Teaching / assessing Qualification
- Manchester Triage Skill
- Diploma in Emergency Nursing or equivalent
- ATLS / TNCC/APLS
- Significant experience within an ED setting/or equivalent
- Proven development of own skills and clinical knowledge
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Naomi Turner
- Job title
- Assistant Matron
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 01254 734706
- Additional information
Leanne Dwyer - Matron– 01254 732705
If you have problems applying, contact
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust