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Sister/Charge Nurse - Day Surgery Ward L2

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Band 6 Sisters/Charge Nurses within Day Surgery.

L2 Day Surgery is an elective unit providing pre and postoperative care to 50+ patients each day from a wide array of specialities and continue to develop our service and 23hr pathways.

You will support the Ward Manager in the leadership and management for the provision of care within the unit providing a visible leadership presence. You willensurehigh standards of evidence based clinical care are continuously achieved and monitored.

If you think you have what it takes to join a forward thinking, innovative team committed to the delivery of high quality care then we want to hear from you

Main duties of the job

To work as part of a multidisciplinary team providing safe and efficient care on a busy day of surgical admissions unit.

To work as a Clinical Specialist within the peri-ops service.

Support training and development of all grades of staff including the provision of a positive learning environment in which staff can maximise their potential.

To manage the department and deputise for the senior sister as required.

To undertake Bleep holding responsibilities for the Division to support ward areas as required to cover a 24 hour service inclusive of night duty

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 3 March 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 15 March 2024

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 NMC Registration
  • Current clinical skills at Band 5
  • Evidence of ongoing professional / leadership development
  • Non-accredited mentorship


  • Management Experience
  • ILS certification
  • Mentorship/ SSA or equivalent training to facilitate Student support within CUH
  • Nurse advocacy training



  • Ability to lead and develop a team
  • Credible and clinical expert in relevant area of practice
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to demonstrate good levels of organisation, planning and evaluation of care


  • Bleep Holding experience
  • Experience in surgical setting
  • Team leader/ Nurse in charge experience



  • Ability to lead and develop a team
  • Awareness of research based practice
  • Evidence of both professional and personal development


  • Awareness of reflective and clinical supervision



  • Ability to motivate self and others.
  • Good leadership skills with delegation, flexibility and prioritisation skills as required with quick changing situations
  • Excellent communicator with great interpersonal skills
  • Innovation and transformation awareness
  • Clear organisational skills


  • Leadership training
  • Link nurse role

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division A



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