Sister/Charge Nurse - Cardiology

East Cheshire NHS Trust

The closing date is 31 May 2022

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for permanent Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse to join our team on a full time basis. Ward 7 is a 28 bedded ward specialising in Cardiology. Working closely with our 4 bedded coronary care unit we provide specialist care to cardiac patients requiring primary PCI, pacemakers and ICD's. We also manage conditions such as endocarditis and heart failure. We provide a high quality service in a safe environment where the needs of each patient are cared for in a professional and holistic manner by using all available specialist knowledge and skills.

We offer comprehensive learning and development support, excellent training opportunities and support to broaden your experience and knowledge.

We offer flexible working patterns on a roster basis which includes a well-balanced combination of days, nights and weekends in order to meet the needs of our patients and ensure we provide a fair and equal working environment. The successful applicant will possess excellent communication skills, team working skills and have experience working within cardiology. We will support your development in the post through personal development planning, excellent training opportunities and will support you to broaden your experience, skills and knowledge.

Main duties of the job

The role of the band 6 Sister is to support, contribute to and assist the Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse in the leadership and the management of the Ward team and to support the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in the development, monitoring and implementation of high quality, evidence-based clinical care to ensure continuity of service provision and standards are maintained and improved. The band 6 Sister will act as a role model and clinical specialist within the particular clinical specialty, sharing knowledge and information and supporting colleagues and members of the multidisciplinary team.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • Current First Level


  • Evidence of higher education, i.e Degree, Diploma.
  • Evidence of relevant post registration education within Cardiology/CCU.

Knoweldge and Skills


  • Demonstrates a high standard of clinical practice in appropriate field.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to recognise own sphere of competence and escalate appropriately.



  • 3 years experience as a staff nurse, within /cardiology experience and can demonstrate clinical credibility within this field.


  • Experience in implementing improvements in practice/protocol or procedures.
  • Experience in designing and delivering education to junior colleagues.



  • Please refer to the person specification for further role requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Jacqueline Tideswell


Date posted

10 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£32,306 to £39,027 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

Supporting documents

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