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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge Bio Medical Campus
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
5 North is a 41-bedded ward, which is on the cutting edge of technology, providing surgical experience for staff caring for patients undergoing pioneering cardiac surgery as well as heart and lung transplantation.

We require an innovative individual with outstanding communication skills who is confident in their decision making, and is committed to providing managerial support to the ward managers and clinical leadership to the ward team.

It is an essential criteria that candidates who apply for this role hold a nursing degree or equivalent qualification and are actively registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. We ask that you have previous experience of working in cardiothoracic setting. This should be set out clearly in your application.

Development opportunities at Royal Papworth Hospital are first class, with supportive individualised orientation programme and opportunities to progress in your career.

Read more about working on our surgical wards here:

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be expected to, deputise in the absence of the ward manager and will oversee the day to day clinical operations of the department providing clear leadership to the nursing team by acting as an expert practitioner and role model assisting junior colleagues to develop advanced knowledge and skills in order to benefit the treatment and care of critically ill patients in our hospital.

To manage nursing care and provide a safe, effective level of patient care, assisting with the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation, and evaluation of programmes of care.

The role includes responsibility for systems which ensure the implementation, maintenance and monitoring of quality standards, the delivery of supervision and appraisal and the management of clinical rosters in line with our performance goals.

About us

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge. We perform the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UK's first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure.

Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future. Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today. The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence & collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles & interactions. Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality.

The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion & belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Person Specification



  • Diploma in Nursing with NMC registration
  • Specialist training/continuing professional development


  • Post graduate qualification in specialty
  • Degree in Nursing
  • Management development training



  • Evidence of experience in the specialty
  • Knowledge of NMC Code of Conduct and professional practice guidance
  • with an awareness of broader issues in the Trust, the wider NHS and an understanding of the professional nursing agenda and clinical governance and quality
  • Understanding management and leadership theory and practice, together with people management procedures and experience in staff management.Be able to problem solve, use own initiative and plan, organise and prioritise own and others' workload
  • Aware of cultural and social influences on health and of the importance of respecting diversity and differences
  • Demonstrable evidence of mentoring and preceptorship and able to facilitate and support learning

Additional Criteria


  • Please provide evidence of your commitment to uphold the Trust's values: Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus



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