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Sister/Charge Nurse - Transplant Unit

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
1 May 2024

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We have an exciting opportunity for an for a highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills to join our team as a Sister/Charge Nurse on G5 at Cambridge University Hospitals.

G5 is a 28 bedded Transplant unit. We admit patients directly from home pre-operatively, prepare them for theatre and aim to provide exceptional standards of care throughout their surgical journey and into recovery. The Roy Calne Transplant unit is a specialist centre caring for kidney, simultaneous kidney and pancreas, liver, multi-visceral transplant and encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis patients. The work is fast paced, wide ranging and we are well respected both regionally and as a national referral centre

Closely supported by the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse and Matron you will work together as part of the Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse team to ensure the smooth running of the unit. You will also be supported to develop in your role as a leader within the exciting field of surgery and transplantation.

This post is part time involves and full range of shifts including nights and weekends and will require participation in the divisional nurse bleep holder rota.

Main duties of the job

As a Charge Nurse/ Sister you will be instrumental in ensuring the application of effective clinical practice of all staff so patientsreceive the highest possible standard of care.

Ensure that caredelivered to patients within the department is monitored and withinexpected standards of care.

Collaboratively work with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure thatstandards of care are consistently maintained.

Provide expert clinical advice to ensure appropriate treatment andcare is delivered to the patient at all times.

An emphasis on the role is not only managing areas of thedepartment but supporting the Senior Sister in the management of staff and the wider division.

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.

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.

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 (

Closing date is midnight on 30 April 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 9 May 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



  • Current registration with the NMC as an adult nurse
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Practice assessor and supervisor
  • Qualification in acute care management


  • Completion of a leadership program



  • Post registration experience within an acute clinical area
  • Transplant nursing experience
  • Post registration experience within an acute clinical area


  • Experience as team leader
  • Experience in team development and management eg. appraisals
  • Previous experience in an acute assessment unit or emergency department.
  • Previous experience of bleep holding



  • Knowledge of mentorship and teaching


  • Advanced assessment skills
  • Experience in reading cardiac monitoring , ABG's, VBG's ECG's



  • Effective communication skills
  • Management and teaching skills
  • Effective team working skills


  • Interpretation of ABG's and ECG's

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.


  • Be able to work a variety of shift patterns including up to six night shifts in a four week rota

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division C

Hills Road



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