Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

East Cheshire NHS Trust

The closing date is 30 May 2022

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced emergency department nurses, with developing managerial and leadership skills, to add to our already enthusiastic and committed team.

The Successful applicants will be required to deliver patient care and manage all areas within the department demonstrating professionalism, clinical expertise with excellent communication skills in all aspects of their work.

We offer a structured induction programme and on-going supportive mentorship utilising our senior team consisting of Band 7 Senior Nurses and the Training and development facilitator.

Hours per week: 37.5

Main duties of the job

The post holder is designated to take charge of the department, on a regular basis.

The post holder is responsible for the co-ordination of all patient and nursing staff activities.

The post holder is required to triage/stream patients upon arrival to the ED and ensure they are streamed to the correct service

The post holder is required to provide support to the senior nursing staff and Matron, participating fully in the development of initiatives which support the improvement of patient care.

The post holder is required to take responsibility as the named nurse for a defined group of patients in the ED environment. The post holder will work with minimal supervision in the assessment of all relevant care needs and in the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

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 https://www.eastcheshirehrdirect.nhs.uk . 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 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 www.careersateastcheshire.nhs.uk 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



  • ED experiance



  • RGN/RN(Adult/Child)
  • Evidence of post basic training/qualifications
  • Emergency Care skills course e.g. ALS, APLS


  • Mentorship
  • Clinical supervision



  • Professional aspects
  • Continuous professional development
  • Emergency nursing



  • Strong professional identity
  • Advocate of multidisciplinary team working
  • Good organisation skills
  • Ability to lead junior colleagues
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Flexibility
  • Motivation to develop modern, quality services
  • Forward thinking
  • Ability to make appropriate decisions at all levels


  • Competencies in a range of relevant skills



  • 3 years relevant experience

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

https://www.careersateastcheshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Fiona Owen



Date posted

26 April 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per Anuum



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

Supporting documents

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Saturday: 9am to 3pm

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