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Band 6
Secondment: 12 months (Shift pattern across 24 hours per day, 7 days a week dependant on departmental requirements.)
Part time - 22.5 hours per week (Per annum, Pro-rata)
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Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
The Royal Oldham Hospital
£35,392 - £42,618 pro rata
Salary period
24/07/2024 23:59

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Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust logo

Sister/Charge Nurse with Special Interest in Patient Safety

Band 6

Job overview

Are you an enthusiastic and innovative paediatric nurse?

We are delighted to be able to offer an exciting opportunity for an experienced Paediatric nurse who has a passion in providing exemplary, evidence-based care to Children and Young People and is driven to improving quality standards in line with local and national standards. Please note: this is a 22.5 hour per week, fixed term post for 12 months. Secondments will be considered with prior agreement from your line manager. 

The post offers many opportunities to develop and shape the service, in addition to contributing to the senior nursing management across Paediatrics. As a  Sister or Charge Nurse with a special interest in Patient Safety you will be expected to demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills as well as leading and influencing change. You will be motivated to make a positive difference to the child, family and staff experience

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your nursing leadership skills and to share your wealth of knowledge, skills and experience in the care of children and young people who require care in any area of the Paediatric footprint. You will be supported by our leadership team in your own development with a bespoke 4 week induction to support your transition into the role. 



Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of the wider Band 6 leadership team and will be responsible for the delivery of clinical care and the monitoring and supporting Patient Safety. The post-holder will have a specific focus on the roll out and implementation of the new Paediatric National Early Warning System within our acute Paediatric services. The post holder will also deliver evidence based, high quality clinical nursing care with designated responsibility for supporting the Paediatric Critical Care Audit. 

Working autonomously during protected audit time, the post holder will be responsible for supporting the Paediatric Critical Care Team in providing comprehensive and efficient collection, analysis and input of high-quality coding and clinical data for critical care. As a Sister / Charge Nurse with a special interest in Patient Safety you will work closely with the Paediatric Practice Educators to develop these skills in our wider paediatric nursing and medical workforce.

Working for our organisation

You will provide daily clinical and managerial leadership to nursing and support staff in the delivery of evidence-based practice. You will actively support the Ward / Unit Manager in the effective running of the department including in their absence.

We are a friendly and supportive team with a focus on the Organisation's Kindness Collaborative which supports the way we work. We are fortunate to have a beautifully designed, bright and spacious unit incorporating Paediatric Inpatients, Critical Care, Surgery and a Paediatric Observation and Assessment area. We have a large playroom and outdoor play area as well as a sensory room and facilities for young people to spend time away from their bed-space. Our Community Teams provide a range of nursing services both in the clinic setting and in children's own homes, working collaboratively with our therapies teams to maximise opportunity for children and young people.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester.  Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we’re always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care, appreciate and inspire – to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.  

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: 

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as an Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC PIN within the next 3 months. Please note an NMC PRN PIN is not a full NMC PIN and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receive a full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

Please see attached Job Description. For further information please contact Ricky Barber on 0161 627 8637.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • 1st Level RSCN/RN Child Registration

Essential Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Degree / diploma in nursing studies (or equivalent nursing qualification and experience)
  • Evidence of continuous professional development (CPD)
Desirable criteria
  • Change Management / Quality Improvement Qualification
  • Evidence of involvement in teaching / learning / Development of others

Knowledge, Skills + Experience

Essential criteria
  • Communicates succinctly, clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing
  • Be an effective team member who is able to relate to colleagues at all levels of the Trust with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to coordinate your workload and supervise members of the team, ensuring high quality, safe and effective patient care
  • Demonstrates evidence based clinical knowledge
  • Experience in participating in Quality Improvement projects
  • Involvement in Audits and evaluation of results
  • Demonstrate proactive problem solving
Desirable criteria
  • Post registration experience in an acute paediatric nursing
  • Experience of the use in clinical systems
  • Current APLS certification
  • Experience in project management

Employer certification / accreditation badges

NHS Pastoral Care Quality AwardFair Train work experience quality standard - gold standardVeteran AwareApprenticeships logoWorkplace Wellbeing Charter LogoArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardDisability confident employerTime to changeStep into healthGM Good Employment Charter

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ricky Barber
Job title
Childrens Unit Manager
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
Additional information

Additionally, please contact Charlotte Bennett (Lead Nurse for Paediatrics) on 0161 778 5708.

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