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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse - Theatre Recovery

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to join our CUH Perioperative Care team!

You will work within a team of Band 7s in recovery who coordinate and manage Recovery areas in Main Theatres at CUH and the Cambridge Movement Surgical Hub.

You will be someone who enjoys working in a large team, be able to adapt to different environments and challenges and want to provide patients with the best experience in their surgical journey.


We are looking for an experienced Recovery practitioner to join the senior team in CUH. We have a position in main CUH and in the Cambridge Movement Surgical Hub . You will manage a team of staff and support them to provide safe and evidence-based care to patients, whilst adhering to the Trust values of Safe, Kind & Excellent.

You'll receive training and development in this friendly and dynamic organisation which seeks to innovate and strives for excellence in delivering first-class patient care.

There is the option for this to be a 12-month secondment/fixed term role. Please contact Katie Bagstaff, Matron, or 07729106196 to discuss this option.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the effective management and efficient use of human, physical and technical resources within Recovery.

To act as a Clinical Specialist's within Peri-operative care services. Ensuring safe, effective, research based care, and to ensure the provision of an effective and efficient service to patients and clinicians.

Maintain a visible clinical presence acting as a role model upon whom patients, visitors and staff can rely for support.

To support the training and development for all grades of nursing staff, facilitating an on-going educational programme and provide a positive learning environment in which staff can maximize their potential.

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 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.

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.

Closing date is midnight on 21 April 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 29 April 2024

If you require sponsorship for a Visa to work in the UK, to avoid disappointment, please check you are not applying from a Red list country - Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England - GOV.UK (

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



  • NMC/HCPC Registered RN/ODP - minimum 2 years at Band 6
  • Teaching/assessing qualification
  • Evidence of recent professional development


  • Management Course
  • Acute Care Course
  • Mentorship or equivalent



  • Proven clinical practice
  • Proven people management skills
  • Awareness of research based practice
  • Awareness of reflective and clinical supervision skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Committed to professional development
  • Experience in staff appraisal
  • Experience of shift management


  • Experience of Resource Management
  • Experience of using disclipinary and capability procedure



  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Approachable/supportive
  • Good organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic, innovative and forward thinking
  • Ability to identify problems and initiating solutions
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing situations
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to organisational changes


  • Awareness of strategic objectives
  • Ability to recognise and deal with stress in self and others



  • NMC Code of conduct and guidelines of professional practice, performance and ethics and standards of proficiency relevant to profession
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patients care during major surgery
  • Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal
  • Capable of managing, leading and working as an integral member of the team
  • Good understanding of national nursing issues


  • Experience of and enthusiasm for clinical teaching
  • Professional development in an acute theatre environment

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.
  • Ability to have a broad view of health care
  • Able to meet a challenge
  • Commitment to the development of self and others
  • The following hazards are associated with this job role: Manual handling, exposure to skin irritants, shift work

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrooke's Hospital - Division A

Hills Road



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