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Sister/Charge Nurse - Hinchingbrooke Dialysis Unit

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024
Do you have the skills to maintain morale, support and motivate a team as well as being able to prioritise care and effectively lead the team during times of staff shortage and high acuity? If so an exciting opportunity has arisen for you to join the team as a Band 6 Registered Nurse.

Hinchingbrooke Dialysis Unit is one of 4 off site dialysis units managed by Addenbrooke's Hospital and is located at Hinchingbrooke Hospital within Huntingdon. We are a nurse led unit supported by our multi-disciplinary team colleagues from offsite. You will be employed by CUH working in partnership with Fresenius Medical Care.

The 20 station satellite unit compromises of 18 operational stations and 2 isolation rooms, dialysing a mixture of long-term dialysis dependent patients from in and around the surrounding area and any of our regular dialysis patients who become inpatients from Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

Our shift patterns will be as follows, following consultation for opening a twilight shift:-

Monday, Wednesday, Friday6.30 - 14.306.30 - 18.3011.00 - 23.0014.30 - 23.00Tuesday Thursday Saturday6.30 - 14.306.30 - 18.3010.30 - 18.30

We are not open on Sundays unless the unit has a service provision need or if Christmas/ New Year day falls Monday - Saturday. You can work flexibly across the variety of the aforementioned shifts. Prior dialysis experience is desirable but not essential.

Please feel free to contact Sister Susan Bell in the unit on 01480 421850 about this role.

Main duties of the job

To assist the Senior Sister in the overall running of the ward and the co-ordination of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure a safe and effective standard of patient care

To be a team leader for a group of patients receiving Heamodialysis in a clinical setting

To provide leadership in a chronic dialysis setting

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 of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support 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 21 May 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 29 May 2024

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?

Our values and reputation for outstanding careOpportunities to experience a range of specialitiesCareer and development opportunitiesPreceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support teamResearch experience and opportunitiesLovely location and quality of lifeExcellent 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 NMC on part one or two of the register
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and its application


  • Teaching Assessing Qualification
  • Course in clinical specialty or relevant field/ Renal nursing course



  • Experience of shift unit management in absence of senior colleagues
  • Experience within Dialysis and renal services including Acute Dialysis experience
  • Experience of mentoring junior staff
  • Experience of teaching junior staff
  • Post registration experience in a relevant field


  • Experience of delegate Senior Sister responsibility during the absence of manager
  • Experience of clinical supervision/action / learning / reflective practice



  • NMC Code of Conduct and guidelines of professional practice
  • Sound theoretical and practical knowledge of nursing within the clinical area
  • Health and Safety awareness
  • Quality issues and Clinical Governance
  • Awareness of Trust and Ward/Department policies
  • Awareness of need to demonstrate a professional appearance and behaviours
  • An understanding of the professional nursing agenda


  • Experience of managing Human Resource issues ie poor performance, sickness, recruitment and retention
  • Awareness of broader issues within the Trust and NHS
  • Awareness of QA for haemodialysis patients



  • Proven verbal and written communication skills with all members of the healthcare team, colleagues, patients and relatives
  • Practical application of Trust documentation standards


  • Experience of using the EPIC system
  • Experience of using Euclid system

Additional Requirements


  • Self motivated
  • Ability to provide leadership in order to influence patient care standards
  • Ability to remain calm and focused under pressure in order to maximise positive outcomes
  • Ability to provide effective role modelling to other team members
  • Maintenance of confidentiality
  • Identify problems and recommend solutions
  • Time Management
  • Motivated to work collaboratively and enthusiastically as a member of a multi- disciplinary team
  • Awareness and respect for colleagues', patients' and relatives' cultural and emotional needs
  • Willingness to adapt to change as the organisation develops
  • Ability to achieve competency in Trust computer systems
  • Ability to induct and orientate new staff to clinical area and to identify the key learning needs of less experienced staff
  • Practical skills teaching
  • Flexible approach to working in line with service requirements including on call cover as required
  • The strength and commitment to challenge poor practice or behaviours that are not in line with Trust standards
  • 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 provide leadership in order to affect change
  • Scope of practice skills

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division C

Hinchingbrooke Park


PE29 6NT

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