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Deputy Ward Manager - Acute Medical Ward

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to the expansion of the senior nursing team on F4, an opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual to join the team. F4 is an acute medical ward, caring for infectious diseases patients and renal medicine.

You will be closely supported by the Senior Sister and Matron Team, along with the divisional Practice Development Team. This post will enable you to implement change, expand your leadership skills and support staff.

This is a full time post, including a full range of shifts, including divisional bleep holding

Main duties of the job

To assist the ward / unit manager in the overall management of the ward and to provide safe, individualised, holistic and evidence based, patient focused care.

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 15 July 2024

Interviews are due to be held in the week commencing 29 July 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 the NMC as an adult nurse
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Practice assessor and supervisor


  • Completion of a leadership program
  • Acute Care qualification



  • Post registration experience within an acute assessment area or ED
  • Acute medical nursing experience
  • Experience of complex discharge planning
  • Experience of shift co-ordination and patient flow


  • Experience as team leader
  • Experience in team development and management eg. Appraisals, sickness and performance
  • Previous experience of bleep holding



  • Knowledge of mentorship and teaching
  • Knowledge of SDEC pathways and targets


  • Experience in venepuncture and cannulation
  • Management of deteriorating patient



  • Effective communication skills
  • Management and teaching skills
  • Effective team working skills
  • Problem solving


  • Interpretation of ABG's and ECG's
  • Care of deteriorating patients

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.
  • Be able to work a variety of shift patterns including night shifts

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division C



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