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Sister/Charge Nurse (Cardiac Catheters & Recovery)

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa or pa pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are currently looking to recruit an innovative, enthusiastic and motivated band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse within our Cardiac Catheter Lab Recovery at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). The position will involve leading a team of nurses working in this diverse and friendly unit. We are a dedicated team, proud of the care, service and experience that we offer and provide for our patients. The care group has a local, national and international reputation of delivering expert specialised care.

The catheter lab and day unit is purpose-built and designed to house four fully equipped cardiac catheter labs, a hybrid Lab, a six-bay recovery area for adults and paediatric patients post general anaesthetic (GA) and a 13-bedded cardio-vascular day case unit, which accommodates up to 25 patients a day.

The cardiac catheter lab day unit runs from Monday to Friday, from 07:15 -21:00 with the catheter labs being open from 08:00 to 18:00.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Specific to this role we are open to discussing flexibility in the hours that you work. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need, and we will explore what's possible for the role and service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

What youll do

In this post you will be an integral part of the senior team. Candidates will need to demonstrate a passion for high-quality, patient-centred care and the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver it. You will need to be motivated, and enthusiastic and enjoy working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. GA recovery skills and paediatric experience would be an asset. You should be forward-thinking, as well as eager to develop your own clinical and management skills. You will enjoy the challenge of working in a busy environment, under pressure and be an effective multi-tasker.
What were looking for
Applicants must be passionate about the speciality and will demonstrate a sound clinical knowledge and understanding of the requirements of a senior nurse working within this fast-paced environment. You will be expected to take charge of the Day unit on a daily basis. It is essential that you are good at promoting cooperation, building teams and developing people for the future, as well as focusing on your own professional growth.
Main duties of the job
To assist the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in the daily nursing management of the Cardiac Catheter Lab Recovery area, supporting the Catheter Labs and/or Day Unit when required dependent on experience. To deputise in the absence of the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse, taking full responsibility for the nursing management of the Cardiac Catheter Labs and Day Unit To provide clinical expertise in the field of Interventional Cardiology, Congenital and Electrophysiology, specifically recovery for patients undergoing GA/ sedation for their procedure To efficiently manage patient recovery and safe transfer of patients to the ward To be responsible for maintaining high standards of nursing practice with reference to relevant research in accordance with local and Trust policies To develop the recovery pathways and help expand the services To educate and train staff in GA recovery of adult and paediatric patients

Person Specification



  • Qualified Nurse (Degree/Diploma)
  • Registered nurse on appropriate part of the register
  • Significant post registration experience / qualification / training, including experience and knowledge within relevant speciality

Knowledge and experience


  • Ward management experience
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute Health Service
  • Experience in an acute hospital setting
  • Provide evidence of supporting / managing a range of learners in practice
  • Provide evidence of supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical decision making and judgement
  • Commitment to the post and Care Group responsibilities
  • Commitment to continuing professional development


  • Experience in handling adverse events and complaints
  • Appraisal skills
  • Act in the role of Practice Assessor or supporting the progression of learners / supporting challenges as needed
  • Some insight into budget management

Trust Values


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO16 6YD

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