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Sister/Charge Nurse - F3 Lung Surgery

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Ward F3 is a tertiary centre for Thoracic Surgery for Greater Manchester. We are expanding our bed base to meet the demands of the service. As a result we have six Ward Sister/Charge Nurse jobs available.

As a Ward Sister/Charge Nurse on F3 you will be in charge of the unit, you will be expected to attend board and ward rounds daily and co-ordinate patient care. You will be a confident and competent Registered Nurse able to advocate for your patients. You will be looking after patients who have undergone major lung resections. You will be expected to manage chest drains, epipleural infusions and PCA's daily. We currently have 10 monitored beds, allowing us to receive complex lung resection patients directly back to the ward, avoiding ICU admission.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to co-ordinate the daily running of the ward as Nurse in Charge.

You will be expected to confidently manage staff, including absence management, performance management and shift patterns.

You will expected to support the ward manager with clinical governance, IQP's and audits.

You will be responsible for supporting junior colleagues with their work load and be responsible for training on the ward once fully competent. You will be expected to deputize for the Ward Manager in their absence.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity MattersMFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Student supervisor/assessor


  • Degree



  • Relevant experience at band 5
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Previous surgical or respiratory experience
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment


  • Experience of working in other areas of nursing

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe hospital

Southmoore road


M23 9LT

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