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Sister/Charge Nurse - Neurosurgery Ward

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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We have two exciting Sister/Charge Nurse opportunities, one permanent and one 12-month fixed term/secondment, on ward C8 neurosurgery ward. Please indicate on your application if you are applying for the permanent and/or the secondment role.

C8 Neuro is a 16 bedded ward acute neurosurgical ward that cares for patients across the county who require elective or emergency neurosurgical and neurological care.

You will be a team member with evidence of good communication and organisational skills and recent experience of caring for neurosurgical patients in the acute care setting.

You will be offered the opportunity to develop your managerial skills and increase your specialist knowledge whilst providing quality nursing care for patients.

Main duties of the job

To manage and coordinate nursing care and to provide a safe and effective level of patient care. To assist with the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care using agreed frameworks. To participate in the supervision and teaching of qualified and unqualified staff, including basic and/or post basic students. To regularly take charge of the ward on an internal rotation system, To deputise for the ward manager across the full range of ward management.

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.

Please note:- 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.

Closing date is midnight on 26 September 2023

Interviews are due to be held on 3 October 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



  • Registered nurse with significant previous experience in Neurosciences and/or Trauma/Orthopaedics
  • Evidence of maintaining a portfolio in accordance with PREP requirements


  • Introduction to Management course
  • Evidence of a teaching qualification
  • Diploma in Neuromedical/Neurosurgical or Trauma/orthopaedic nursing or evidence of working towards this.



  • Sound clinical practice
  • Evidence of mentorship/preceptorship roles
  • Accept personal accountability for own practice
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching



  • Commitment to and evidence of professional and personal development
  • Awareness of reflective practice



  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Capable of working as an integral member of a small team
  • Adaptable to changing situations due to both workload and colleagues needs
  • Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients
  • Leadership skills


  • Committed to the development of junior staff
  • Assertiveness/perceptive counselling skills
  • Documentation, audit and presentation skills
  • Participation in the appraisal/PDP process

Additonal Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
  • To act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct


  • Representation of ward/service centre in broader initiatives

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division D

Hills Road



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