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Job summary

Main area
Accident and Emergency
Band 6
Fixed term: 12 months (Permanent)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation
£32,306 - £39,027 pro rata
Salary period
21/08/2022 23:59

Employer heading

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust logo

Sister/ Charge Nurse - Accident & Emergency

Band 6

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) brings together staff and services from the former Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. Together, we’ve a wealth of skills and resources to share and tap into and, a wide range of career paths for you to develop and explore. If you want to join a team of around 20,000 NHS experts in delivering high-quality, local care across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and beyond – come and take your place with us. 

Job overview

Are you a Staff Nurse in Emergency Care ready for the next step in your career?

We are looking for both Adult and Children's Registered Nurse.

The Accident and Emergency department at Bury Care Organisation is looking for forward thinking and innovative leaders to develop change and provide senior nursing expertise.

Main duties of the job

You will be an expert in clinical skills and knowledge demonstrating the ability to work in all areas of the Accident and Emergency department.

You will be supported and developed in your leadership skills ,change management and quality improvement learning how to lead and coach a team to provide high quality, urgent care. You will have the opportunity to continue to develop your clinical skills by training as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner, assessing and treating patients presenting with both minor injuries and illness and mentored by our dedicated team of ENPs and GPs.

You will work closely with our Practise Based Educator in developing your career as a Sister/ Charge Nurse

Working for our organisation

Bury Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. Rated as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, our Fairfield site delivers innovative patient-centred care, and boasts an award winning Stroke centre and Heart Care unit. Supported by our community services in Bury, a mix of professionals from health, social and voluntary sectors, Bury exemplifies the benefits of a joined up approach to health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups.  Appointment will be based on merit alone.

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: 

If you are an International Nurse without a current NMC PIN, please do not apply for this role. To find out more about the current international nursing opportunities available to you here at the NCA, please contact

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registration with the NMC
  • Degree / diploma or equivalent nursing qualification
  • Continuous Professional Development
Desirable criteria
  • involvement in teaching
  • Mentorship qualifiaction
  • ALS provider


Essential criteria
  • 3 years’ experience within speciality ( 3 years post qualification experience, 2 years of which must be within speciality)
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of managing all areas of the department on a shift by shift basis


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of acquisition of relevant skills associated with the role
  • Good Communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate workload and supervise members of the team ensuring high quality ,safe and effective patient care
  • IT skill
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of use of clinical systems including use of Symphony
  • Demonstrate initiative to proactively problem solve with a solution focus
  • Ability to use reflective practice to continuoulsly improve patient care

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingWorkplace Wellbeing Charter LogoDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - Silver

Applicant requirements

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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Julie Newton
Job title
Lead Nurse
Email address
Telephone number
0161 778 2620