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Sister/Charge Nurse

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, (Pro Rata)
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Ward F2N Cardiac Surgery is a new 16 bedded cardiac surgery ward which will be working alongside Ward F6 in caring for patients undergoing both routine and complex cardiac and aortic surgery.

As an extension of our exiting cardiac surgery service, we have a number of band 6 vacancies both full time and part time - including nights, to ensure 24/7 quality care is delivered to patients within our speciality.

At Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust we are proud that we care for our staff as much as our patients.The Trust is a leading integrated health, teaching, research and innovation campus in the thriving city of Manchester. We offer a unique range of services to the North West, treating and managing the simplest to the most complex conditions and diseases. For our nurses, it means the chance to gain diverse experience in pioneering teams.To join us, you will be a Registered Nurse with valid registration on the appropriate part of the NMC register and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will be able to support and contribute to a team approach, have excellent time management skills, manage own work load, have the ability to problem solve, analyse and resolve issues. In addition to this, you'll be motivated to develop personally and professionally and have exemplary personal standards of conduct. 2 years post registration cardiac surgery experience is essential.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 6 the post holder will : take charge of the team - delivering and maintaining a high standard of quality nursing care, work to support the ward manager and trust strategies as well as supporting junior team members and delivering relevant teaching sessions to colleagues.

The post holder is responsible for ensuring immediate care to our patient group. The post holder will assess, plan implement and evaluate the care for these patients supporting and guiding junior staff in the process.

The post holder will provide direct patient care and have detailed clinical knowledge of the specialist area. The post holder will assist the ward manager 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 ward manager as required.

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

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


  • has in date NMC registration



  • 2 years experience working in cardiac surgery setting


  • Cardiology/Thoracic Surgery experience
  • Has post registration experience

mentorship qualification


  • Practice assessor


  • Practice supervisor

Knowledge of IQP & Evidence Based Practice


  • Demonstrate own role within IQP processes


  • Working knowledge of Evidence Based Practice

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Road Wythenshawe


M23 9LT

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