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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse - Clinic 5 (Medical Ambulatory Care Unit)

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
1 Oct 2023
We are looking for someone for a 12 month secondment to oversee the running of Clinic 5 Medical Ambulatory Care Unit. We see SDEC (Same Day Emergency Care) patients who have been referred from their GP's or the Emergency department as well as from other specialities in the hospital.

You will be responsible for managing a team of nurses and health care support workers which will include recruitment, sickness and HR issues. You will also be expected to work clinically at times and to act as a role model for junior staff.

It is open 7 days a week with a variety of shift times. The clinic closes at 20.00 in the week Monday to Friday

Weekends are a 08:30 - 16:00

For further information please contact Steven Ney

Main duties of the job

To lead and co-ordinate 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 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 ofTogether - Safe, Kind, Excellentsupport 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.

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)

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 28th September 2023

Interviews are due to be held on 5th October 2023

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.

Internal applicants on permanent contracts can only apply for this post as a secondment and must have the approval of your current line manager before applying

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.

Person Specification



  • Current and relevant registration on NMC Register
  • Evidence of continuous professional development and its application
  • Mentorship training
  • Acute medical nursing experience


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



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


  • Previous experience of ward management



  • 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



  • 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
  • The following hazards are associated with this job role: Contact with patients in a clinical setting Direct contact with patients Regular contact with infectious patients Regular contact with latex gloves

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division C

Hills Road



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