The job "Junior Sister" has been saved.

I don't have a CV - Guest Apply

Ready to apply?

Please confirm your email to start the apply process.
Junior Sister

Job Description

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 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 junior sister to join the nursing team on Ward C7
C7 is a 22 bedded respiratory medical ward specialising in the management of acute respiratory conditions including COPD, asthma, pneumonia, lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis and pneumothorax to name a few!!

If you are looking for an opportunity to develop your current knowledge and skills and have a special interest in respiratory nursing then this is the job for you.

The role and general duties will include:

• Participate in the overall management of the ward including nights in conjunction with the Ward manager.

• Take the lead for education and training of ward staff.

• In co-ordination with the Ward Manager promotes delivery of high quality research based nursing care.

• Participate in the implementation and monitoring of programmes of care.

• Responsible for promoting effective and efficient utilisation of available resources.

• To facilitate an environment conductive to learning and professional development.

• Ensure that Trust policies and directives are adhered to at Ward level.

• Act in accordance with the Nursing & Midwifery Code of Conduct (NMC)

• Deputise for the Ward Manager as required.

Ward C7 is looking for someone who enjoys leading a team of staff and is committed to delivering the highest quality of safe and effective care to patients. You will have a good sound knowledge of respiratory conditions, treatments and management which is essential to support the ward manager and the nursing team. You will have good communication skills and be able to demonstrate compassionate care which will ensure that your patients will achieve excellent health and well-being outcomes.

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 £4800, 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.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Suzanne Barnes:
 ( Phone number removed ) 
( Email address removed )

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

Please note that the salary advertised is for full time hours. If this post is less than 375 hours per week, the salary will be pro-rata.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed to improving the working lives of our staff and operates a 'Zero Tolerance' policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. In addition, our aim is to help protect children and vulnerable adults by providing a first-class service to the recruitment of people into positions of trust.

Reasonable Adjustments: Support is available to candidates with disabilities when applying for vacancies. For more information on reasonable adjustments please contact our Recruitment Team by any of the following methods:
By telephone  ( Phone number removed ) 
or email ( Email address removed )
or write to Employment Services, Parkview Offices, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

Job Requirements