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Sister/Charge Nurse - Frailty Unit

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
19 Jun 2023
We are seeking to recruit for a permanent Band 6 role to work closely and support Senior Sisters/Charge Nurses on Frailty Unit/ Ward G2. G2 comprises of 13 beds for patients ages 75years and over.

Your role will involve taking charge of the unit, ensuring safe effective patient care is delivered, maintaining patient flow for fast paced dynamic ward, and to support with the future development of the unit.

We offer a supportive, exciting and challenging work environment that is committed to providing high quality care for our patients and to the development of our staff.

The role will include working a variety of shifts such as nights, weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

As a Deputy Charge Nurse/ Sister you will be instrumental in ensuring the application of effective clinical practice of all staff so patients receive the highest possible standard of care.

Ensure that care delivered to patients within the department is monitored and within expected standards of care.

Collaboratively work with the multi-disciplinary team and operations team to ensure that standards of care are consistently maintained.

Provide expert clinical advice to ensure appropriate treatment and care is delivered to the patient at all times.

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.

A welcome subsidy of �1000 is available to all Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses, Midwives, ODPs and Radiographers taking up substantive employment with the Trust.

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 registration with the NMC as an adult nurse -Evidence of continued professional development -Mentorship


  • -Completion of a leadership program -Qualification in acute care management



  • -Post registration experience within an acute clinical area


  • -Experience as team leader -Elderly care experience, and awareness of priorities within elderly care -Experience in team development and management eg. Appraisals, sickness management -Knowledge or experience on bleep holding



  • -Knowledge of mentorship and teaching


  • -Advanced assessment skills -Understanding of chronic and acute health conditions associated with elderly care



  • -Effective communication skills -Management and teaching skills -Effective team working skills


  • -Understanding of complex discharge planning

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. -Be able to work a variety of shift patterns including up to six nightshifts in a four week rota

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division C

Hills Road



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