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Cardiothoracic HDU Sister

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (pro rata)
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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12 months Secondment Opportunity

Cardiothoracic High Dependency Unit Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6 - 36 hrs per week working Days and Nights

We have an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to step into the role as the Cardiothoracic HDU Sister.

CHDU is a busy 10 bedded unit within the Ward 32 footprint caring for Level 2 patients pre and post Cardiothoracic surgery. We are looking for a 1st level Registered Nurse who is professional and has strong leadership skills. The nurse in charge must be confident, highly skilled and approachable.The post holder will work closely with CICU, Ward 32 and cardiothoracic theatres ensuring patient flow and ultimately patient safety.

This post is for internal candidates to South Tees Trust. If you are not currently working within the trust your application will not be reviewed and automatically rejected at shortlisting stage. Please be aware of this when submitting your application.

Main duties of the job

CHDU relies on effective team work to ensure that the patients in our care receive high quality care and have the best experience possible. Experience within Cardiothoracic Surgery or Critical care is preferred.

The successful candidate will support the Ward Manager in the managerial and operational activities of the directorate offering clinical and professional support to all members of a multi-professional team. The post holder will possess proven people management skills, exercising a high degree of diverse and effective communication and professional judgement across the disciplines.

About us

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:
  • Explore leadership within the NHS
  • Promote Trust Values and Behaviours
  • Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills
  • Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC Registration



  • o Acute or Critical Care experience
  • o Evidence and experience of positive leadership skills and the ability to transform and lead a team to work effectively together

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road



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