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Unit Manager - Ambulatory Care Unit - Peterborough

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Ambulatory care is an innovative way of providing a safe, patient focused, flexible, same day emergency service for appropriate patients. The service aims to prevent unnecessary hospital admission and provide a better patient's experience. Our Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU) offers easy access to early diagnostic tests, specialist staff, and review by a hospital consultant in one place.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within a multidisciplinary team supporting the Consultant led Unit within the Urgent and Emergency Care (UEC) directorate.

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to you
  • 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Career development and training
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • In-house physiotherapy Service
  • On-site canteens with subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free).
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for someone to manage the Unit for a 10 month secondment period with responsibilities to include:

Being an expert clinical role model.

Managing and leading the Unit nursing staff in liaison with deputies.

Collaborative working with the Practice Development Team and operational team, including external teams, to ensure effective working relationships.

Leading by example to motivate, develop and establish a well-trained, competent workforce to deliver safe and effective care to all patients within the ward / department.

Coordinating nursing and multi professional activity within the clinical setting, ensuring that there is appropriate skill mix for the patient caseload within available resources.

Promoting and role modelling effective communication within the nursing and multi professional team, to patients, carers and visitors. Receive and report sensitive information.

Managing and promoting change and improvement.

There is more information available on the attached job description for key responsibilities of this role.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Relevant Professional Registration - NMC or equivalent
  • 4 years post registration experience
  • Evidence of leadership qualities
  • Teaching qualification or mentorship module
  • Expert clinical role model who is committed to improvement of standards and patient care.


  • Leadership course or qualification
  • Management qualification
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • ILS / ALS trained
  • Post registration qualification relevant to clinical speciality.



  • Proven management experience
  • Evidence of a high level of Nursing Practice. Uses evidence base practice to support patient care delivery
  • Evidence of being a Reflective Practitioner
  • Understanding of Healthcare Governance and its application


  • Experience of managing teams



  • Demonstration of autonomous practice
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • Demonstrates record of achievement in changing and developing practice
  • Working knowledge of Trust and National Nursing initiatives

Key Skills


  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal/ liaison skills
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to be adaptive and work under own initiative
  • Ability to negotiate effectively
  • Innovative approach to professional issues
  • Change management skills
  • Ability to resolve conflict and motivate a team
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Flexibility in approach
  • Able to be self disciplined in a demanding environment
  • Good sense of humour


  • Evidence of networking across professional boundaries



  • Awareness and respect for colleagues, patients and relatives cultural, religious and emotional needs and beliefs
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust Values and Behaviours

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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