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Sister/Charge Nurse - Cardiothoracic Critical Care Unit

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
4 May 2024
We are looking to appoint enthusiastic motivated individuals to help lead and support our large nursing team. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to support the management of the unit, manage a team of nurses, support staff within the challenging critical care environment and have knowledge of the multi-faceted NHS. This role requires strong leadership skills to uphold the standards and values of CTCCU.

The unit is the North West Centre for Cardiopulmonary Transplantation. We have an established respiratory ECMO service and as part of our heart failure service the unit is able to provide cardiac ECMO.

Main duties of the job

The Unit consists of a 31 bedded purpose built Cardiothoracic Critical Care Unit combing both level 2 and level 3 care. As a team we are committed to delivering the highest standard of care. The unit encourages and supports staff development to progress your career.

Substantial experience within the cardiothoracic critical care speciality, experience in mentoring , education to diploma level, evidence of level 3 studies,ENB100, critical care course and evidence of personal development are expected of all candidate.

The post is will be subjected to 24hrs internal rotation.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & 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 Electronic Patient Record system which 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 Green Plan which sets 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.

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
  • Diploma (or equivalent experience)
  • Evidence of post qualification specialist study in Critical Care
  • Assessor / mentor qualification


  • Leadership qualification
  • Degree



  • Able to demonstrate understanding of a band 6 role
  • CT Critical Care experience
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Experience of regularly managing a co-hort of patients
  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Leading a team
  • Evidence of motivation


  • Experience of working within other areas of nursing
  • Working with multidisciplinary students

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Road


M23 9LT

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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