Sister/Charge Nurse - Critical Care Unit

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Due to expansion of our Critical Care Units, an exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced and enthusiastic critical care nurses to join our team at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Manchester Royal Infirmary is part of a leading integrated health, teaching, research and innovation campus in the thriving city of Manchester and our Critical Care Service was rated as outstanding by the CQC. We offer a unique range of services to the local and national population, treating and managing the simplest to the most complex conditions and diseases. For our nurses, this means the chance to gain diverse experience in pioneering teams.

Our Critical Care Unit is comprised of 20 bed General Adult Intensive Care Unit, 20 bed High Dependency Unit (on the Central site), our 5 bed High Care Unit Unit (on the Trafford site) and 4 Obstetric High Care Beds (based in St, Mary's Hospital) plus a new 18 bed Elective HDU. We are looking for flexible candidates whoare willing towork on a rotational programme within theCritical Care Unit.

To succeed, you must have substantial experience in an intensive care environment and hold a mentorship qualification as well as evidence of completing a relevant critical care course.You will need excellent communication, organisational and leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively with the critical care MDT and the wider teams across Manchester Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for ensuring immediate care to relevant client group and will work primarily within Critical Care. The post holder will assess, plan implement and evaluate the care for these patients supporting and guiding junior staff in the process. S/he will provide direct patient care and have detailed clinical knowledge of the specialist area. The post holder will assist the senior Sister/Charge Nurses in ensuring that high standards of quality of care are delivered & maintained. The post holder will act as a positive role model within the department for staff patients and carers. The post holder will deputise for the senior sister as required.

The post holder will enable nurses to acquire clinical and professional competencies by facilitating high quality education and staff development opportunities.

Post holders will be expected to participate fully in their personal development and review process in order to achieve the knowledge and skills required for the role.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Critical Care Qualification
  • Evidence of degree level study
  • Mentorship qualification/Practice Supervisor and Assessor Course


  • Leadership qualification



  • Significant experience in a critical care unit
  • Evidence of professional leadership
  • Evidence of collaborative working across multiprofessiinal teams


  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Involvement in research

Skills, Ability and Knowledge


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Evidence of teaching and assessing skills
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Good clinical decision making skills
  • Awareness of governance processes


  • IT/Word processing skills

Personal Attributes


  • Motivated to personal and professional development
  • Treats colleagues and general public with dignity and respect
  • Capacity to work with colleagues at all levels
  • Exemplary standards or personal and professional conduct
  • Enthusiasm and inspirational skills

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Manchester Royal Infirmary

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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