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Sister/Charge Nurse - Acute Haematology Ward

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024
Ward U3 is looking for a full-timemotivatedSister/Charge Nurse to join our busy, friendly Specialist Team.

Our new U3 Haematology ward, featuring 30 beds, is set to revolutionise patient care in Haematology/Oncology patients. We deliver a wide range of therapies and Specialist care and offer exciting training opportunities.

You will assist the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in the overall management of theWard ensure patientsare providedwith safe, individualised, holistic and evidence-based care and provide leadership to all members of thewardpromotingeffective teamwork.

This post involves a full range of shifts, including nights and weekends. You will also be required to hold a divisional bleep.

Experience in looking after cancer patients is essential.

Main duties of the job

Assist the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in the overall management of the ward. Ensure patients are provided with a safe, individualised, holistic and evidence based care. Provide leadership to all members of the ward promoting effective teamwork. Act as Divisional bleep holder.

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 27 May 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 7 June 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



  • Current registration with NMC
  • Chemotherapy competent
  • Mentorship
  • Evidence of continuous professional development with application.


  • Degree
  • Teaching/ Assessing qualifications
  • Course relevant to clinical speciality



  • Relevant post registration experience in haematology
  • Demonstrate expert nursing skills
  • Experience in BMT setting
  • Experience in mentoring and teaching junior staff
  • Accepts personal accountability for own practice


  • Deputising for Senior Sister/ Senior Charge Nurse in his/her absence
  • Experience of shift/ward management in the absence of senior colleagues



  • NMC Code of Conduct and guidelines for professional practice
  • Sound theoretical and practical knowledge of nursing care within the clinical area (haemato/oncology)
  • Knowledge of care of the BMT patient
  • Awareness of need to demonstrate a professional appearance and behaviours
  • An understanding of the professional nursing agenda.


  • Awareness of broader issues affecting healthcare provision
  • Knowledge of Risk management processes
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Quality issues and clinical governance awareness



  • Competent in chemotherapy and management of haematology patients
  • Ability to manage acutely ill/deteriorating patients
  • Ability to provide leadership in order to influence patient care standards
  • Ability to transfer skills to other wards and areas in order to fulfil the directorate bleep holder role.
  • Ability to remain calm and focused under pressure in order to maximise positive outcomes
  • Ability to provide effective role modelling to other team members
  • Effective time management
  • Motivated to work effectively as part of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Willingness to adapt to change as the organisation develops
  • Re-infusion of cell therapy


  • Counselling skills
  • Able to safely and effectively hold the directorate's bleep
  • Good understanding of triage or acute care

Additional Requirements


  • 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 understand specific challenges faced by patients living with cancer

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B

Hills Road



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