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Senior Sister/ Senior Charge Nurse

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
19 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent post for Band 7 Senior Sister/Charge Nurse to join G2 our Frailty Assessment Unit for patients ages 75 years and over.

This is an ideal opportunity for a motivated individual with proven leadership experience at either Band 6 or 7 to provide strong leadership in a fast paced dynamic unit and continue with the future development of the unit.

You will need to have a focus on high quality of care and optimising flow through the unit.

You will be expected to maintain high standards of care, meeting national and local standards with regards to quality, safety and length of stay within the unit. You will be expected to promote innovative thinking and provide inspirational leadership and managerial support to all members of the multidisciplinary team.You would be responsible for the day to day running of the ward.

This will include maintaining safe staffing through effective roster management managing the budget managing sickness and absence, HR issues and coaching and developing staff and students.

Main duties of the job

  • To lead and coordinate a multidisciplinary team to ensure an optimum level of safe and effective patient care within budgetary resources
  • To assess care needs, to develop, to implement and evaluate programmes of care
  • To be responsible for all aspects of staff management and recruitment in line with HR policy
  • To participate in a full range of shifts, including Trust and Unit bleep holder rotas, ensuring a visible presence in the ward area
  • To be responsible for all aspects of clinical governance and risk management within the ward area

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

Closing date is midnight on 18 June 2023

Interviews are due to be held on 27 June 2023

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • Lovely location and quality of life
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • -Current and relevant registration on NMC Register -Evidence of Continuous Professional Development -Mentorship training


  • -Relevant postgraduate qualification -Recent attendance on a leadership development programme -Educated to degree level -Management training -Nurse prescribing/transcribing qualification



  • -Experience of managing a ward/unit -Success in working collaboratively across professions and services -Demonstrable understanding of managing change -Introduced evidence based practice


  • -Previous experience of ward management -Previous experience in relevant clinical speciality -Previous experience of working in a nurse led environment



  • -Clinical practice and demonstrable knowledge of developments in nursing policy and practice -Good understanding of: oClinical governance oPrinciples of lifelong learning o Workforce planning, recruitment and retention


  • -Previous experience of ward management



  • -Ability to lead, motivate and empower others -Highly developed communications skills -Inter-personal skills -Computer literacy -Ability to prioritise work, meet tight deadlines and work independently -Positive and effective team worker


  • -Negotiation skills -Writing and presentation skills -Budget management experience

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division C

Hills Road



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