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Junior Sister

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
acute cardiology
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Stoke
Stoke on Trent
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
24/06/2021 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

Heart Centre - Band 6 Junior Sister/Deputy Ward Manager Ward 220 Acute Cardiology 

The Heart Centre at UHNM is a tertiary centre delivering high quality Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery to the population of Staffordshire, Shropshire, East Cheshire & North Wales. The level of activity within the centre continues to grow year on year & we are proud to deliver exciting  programs such as TAVI, atrial appendage occlusion & MICAB (minimally invasive coronary artery bypass)

We have a 29 bedded acute cardiology ward providing care for patient with acute coronary syndrome, with arrhythmias, SBE, heart failure, post TAVI.  The unit provides 28 state of the art real time cardiac monitoring. 

Main duties of the job

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Junior Sister to join the management team in the Heart Centre. You will participate in innovative & evidence based nursing practice through professional leadership & supporting the clinical team in close liaison with the Senior Sisters. You will act as a credible & professional role model whilst developing both personally & professionally.

The successful candidate will work as a Junior Sister within an established Multi-disciplinary team delivering, monitoring and evaluating current care, whilst participating in the development of new ways of working and practices both clinical and administrative to enhance the excellent service we currently provide.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible, committed to the provision of excellent standards of care, a good communicator & motivated to build on existing professional development.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please see contact information details

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NMC register part 1
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of degree level study in health/nursing related studies


Essential criteria
  • minimum 3 years post registration experience
Desirable criteria
  • 18 months of management/leadership experience in cardiothoracic critical care
  • experience of teaching the clinical areas

Skills and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of on-going professional education in a specialist area
  • Enhanced critical care nursing qualification
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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

Alison Smith
Job title
Senior Sister
Email address
Telephone number
01782 67220

If you have problems applying, contact

University Hospitals of North Midlands - Royal Stoke
Springfield Building, Floor 2 (Trust HQ)
Newcastle Road
Stoke on Trent
VOIP: 01782 228396