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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/01/2020.

Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 352-B-N93-19

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
General Medicine
Fairfield General Hospital, Bury & Rochdale Care Organisation, Bury
£30,401 - £37,267


Our new Northern Care Alliance NHS Group unites 5 local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up 4 new Care Organisations. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations’ to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation is one of four Care Organisations within the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group.

Fairfield General Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary have come together to create a Care Organisation with a true focus on community based care. Innovative ways of delivering patient centered care used in our award winning Stroke Centre at Fairfield and the pioneering HEATT car service developed at Rochdale demonstrate that this Care Organisation is one that provides a unique service for the surrounding population.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a six month post of Ward Sister/ Charge Nurse for a new Acute Medical Ward based at Fairfield General Hospital. We are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic individuals to assist the Ward Manager in leading a team on a twenty two bedded mixed sexed acute medical ward.


  • Professional Development – you will be supported and we will invest in your development so you can shine in your role
  • Leadership opportunities – you will be one of the key roles in providing leadership to the ward plus develop your leadership further in the medical division by supporting other senior colleagues with bleep holding responsibilities.
  • Experience in developing clinical practice – you will be supported to lead on innovative changes and improvements in practice
  • Career enhancing variety - exposure to areas such as Cardiology, Respiratory, Haematology, Rheumatology and Gastroenterology provides lots of variety and builds on transferable skills.


We are looking for two dedicated, committed and reliable experienced Registered Nurses who are willing to assist to lead and work together with a new team but who are also self-motivated and can work independently when needed. This is a forward thinking team so you will need to be a resilient team member who can lead change and motivate staff at all levels.

We are seeking Senior Nurses who can support and continue to build a confident, high quality and caring team who are experts in their field. You will be responsible for championing and guiding a diverse range of nursing staff whilst working alongside other multi-disciplinary colleagues.

You will be a professional who truly understands the need for care, consideration and respect for our patients but can also lead by example and apply these qualities to your team members. Our patients and their families require someone with compassion and the ability to empathize with difficult situations and be willing to go the extra mile to do what’s right by them.

We welcome the chance for you to see how the ward team works and encourage you to visit us as part of your application. Secondments will be considered.

Please contact Lead Nurse to make arrangements.


For further details / informal visits contact:


Nicola Rimmington

Lead Nurse General Medicine

07805 668029


Gemma Bowman

Lead Nurse Specialist Medicine

07971 146349

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