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Sister/Charge Nurse - Paediatric Ward F3

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Ward F3 for a committed paediatric Sister/Charge Nurse with a passion for Paediatric nursing. This opportunity is a 1 year fixed term/secondment position for 32 hours a week on F3.

F3 is predominantly a Day of surgery ward as well as a short stay admission unit and infusion area.

We are looking for someone with good organisational and clinical skills with a vision to provide a quality service to the patients we see. You will be expected to work alongside the existing team to provide a positive experience for patients and family members whilst helping to develop the service we provide. As a band 6 there will be an expectation that you will lead a team of staff and undertake development reviews, 1:1 meetings and complete sickness meetings. You will also be responsible for developing the service and creating a positive work environment for all staff on F3.

You will be required to have a good understanding of how F3 works, what patient groups we see and be able to work alongside members of the MDT to enable efficient working between theatres, recovery and other areas.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for competently providing safe and effective care, without supervision to children requiring in-patient hospitalisation and day stay care facilities. Assess care needs, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care. Participate in the supervision, teaching, mentorship and appraisal of pre and post registration staff. Regularly co-ordinate the management of care delivered by nursing and non-nursing support staff, taking charge of the ward in the absence of the ward manager. Demonstrate leadership ability

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.

Please note:- Internal applicants on permanent contracts can only apply for this post as a secondment and must have the approval of your current line manager before applying.

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 20 May 2024

Interviews are due to be held in the week commencing 27 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



  • RN (Child) / RSCN
  • Educated to Diploma Level
  • Teaching/ Assessing/ Mentoring module


  • Degree
  • Post registration study relevant to post



  • Significant acute General Paediatric Nursing experience
  • Experience in leading a team or in routinely coordinating a shift on a Childrens ward


  • Experience working on both a medical and a surgical ward
  • Experience in managing a change in clinical practice



  • Broad knowledge of medical and surgical nursing care
  • Good understanding of Safeguarding issues


  • Understanding of chronic disease management
  • Knowledge of community support networks available to children, parents and families



  • Ability to deliver expert nursing care to children and families
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Ability to deliver education and training programmes


  • Demonstrates ability to work across organisational boundaries
  • Ability to develop protocols and guidelines for practice

Additonal Requirments


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division E



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