We run three busy hospital sites at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and provide outpatient services in two community hospitals in Ely and Doddington. Our 6,000 staff serve a growing population of 750,000 across North Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

As a larger organisation we have increased opportunities to enhance services, ensuring we provide the best patient experience and clinical outcomes. For our staff this means they can experience a wide and varied career within the one organisation. We offer a real commitment to supporting your career in an environment where your skills and ideas are valued, where you are supported in developing your full potential and where your individual contribution is recognised, respected and rewarded.

Job overview

Ward MSSU is a 31 bed medical short stay ward. This is an exciting, fast paced and challenging ward to work on, with a fantastic multi-disciplinary team. We receive our patients from MAU and the Emergency department when they are in need of a short stay in hospital.

A necessity for this role is to have a broad general medicine base and a flexible ability to work. The ideal candidate will have some knowledge in supporting a team and experience with co-ordinator a busy ward area. The candidate for this position would be highly motivated and have a genuine desire to help people in every way they can and also provide the best health care across the board.

Our service is continually expanding and developing, we will offer you training and education to enable you to gain specialist skills to develop within your career.

You will be fully supported by the ward to ensure you get the most positive experience

Main duties of the job

To provide clinical expertise to the Ward Team and develop practice. To work in close liaison with the Ward Manager, and other Deputy Sister/ Deputy Charge Nurses, Matrons, Practice Development Team (PDT) and the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) to provide the highest quality of assessment and evaluated care required to support each patient in their care pathway and improve the patient experience. To act as a clinical nurse leader, taking responsibility for the professional development of yourself and a group of nurses.

Working for our organisation

Our teams work hard to be flexible and promote a health work/home life balance and so, agile working options are automatically considered for all roles within the Trust.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates from our local communities.

Your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay and here are a few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee:

  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Relocation allowance in line with the Trust policy
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement, starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays
  • Free staff car parking on all our hospital sites during this financial year
  • In-house Physiotherapy Services
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Emotional Wellbeing Service covering a range of online support, access to mobile apps and 24/7 counselling services
  • Subsidised meals at our hospital restaurants
  • Access to exclusive discounts, cashback and vouchers via NHS Discounts and Blue Light Card
  • If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real asset to Team North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    Please see attached job description and person specification for additional information regarding this post

    Person specification


    Essential criteria

  • 1st Level Registration
  • Teaching qualification- ENB 998 or equivalent, City and guilds 730 or mentorship module
  • Completed or undertaking a first level degree in Nursing/ Health Studies
  • Evidence of leadership qualities
  • Expert clinical role model who is committed to improvement of standards and patient care
  • Desirable criteria

  • Leadership Course
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Management qualification
  • ILS / ALS trained
  • Post registration qualification relevant to clinical speciality
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Uses evidence base practice to support patient care delivery
  • Experience of managing teams
  • Evidence of being a Reflective Practitioner
  • Understanding of Healthcare Governance and its application
  • Demonstration of autonomous practice
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • Demonstrates record of achievement in changing and developing practice
  • Working knowledge of Trust and National Nursing initiatives
  • Desirable criteria

  • Previous management experience
  • Personal Qualities and Attributes

    Essential criteria

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal/ liaison skills
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to be adaptive and work under own initiative. Ability to negotiate effectively
  • Innovative approach to professional issues
  • Change management skills
  • Ability to resolve conflict and motivate a team
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Desirable criteria

  • Evidence of networking across professional boundaries
  • Other

    Essential criteria

  • Flexibility in approach
  • Able to be self disciplined in a demanding environment
  • Good sense of humour
  • Body language and demeanour demonstrate high standards of professionalism
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