Sister / Charge Nurse – King’s Lynn, Norfolk

Sister / Charge Nurse

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

King’s Lynn, Norfolk


Job overview

An exciting opportunity for a full time (37.5 hours per week) Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse is now available at Kings Lynn Dialysis Unit, working for the Addenbrooke's Trust, at an off site Dialysis unit located at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

The unit is a large satellite dialysis unit serving the Kings Lynn and surrounding area caring for chronic Haemodialysis dependent patients. This nurse led unit consists of 17 dialysis stations, dialysing patients Monday through Saturday from 07.00 hours until 23.30 hours.

You should be a team member with evidence of good communication and organisational skills and recent experience of caring for haemodialysis patients in the chronic or acute care setting to apply for this post.

If you think you are the right candidate to work within this unit alongside, leading, the existing team of caring, dedicated nurses please apply. You must be able to work a full range of shifts.

Main duties of the job

-          To assist the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in the overall running of the ward and the co-ordination of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure a safe and effective standard of patient care

-          To be a team leader for a group of patients receiving Haemodialysis in a clinical area

-          To provide leadership on both acute and chronic dialysis setting

Working for our organisation

Come Nurse with us…

Cambridge University Hospitals 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.

Detailed job description and main 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.

Closing date: 27 March 2023

Interviews are due to be held on 11 April 2023

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


Essential criteria

• Current registration with NMC on part one or two of the register • Evidence of continuing professional development and its application

Desirable criteria

• Teaching Assessing Qualification • Course in clinical specialty or relevant field/ Renal nursing course


Essential criteria

• Experience of shift unit management in absence of senior colleagues • Experience within Dialysis and renal services including Acute Dialysis experience • Experience of mentoring junior staff • Experience of teaching junior staff • Post registration experience in a relevant field

Desirable criteria

• Experience of delegate Senior Sister responsibility during the absence of manager • Experience of clinical supervision/action / learning / reflective practice


Desirable criteria

• Experience of managing Human Resource issues ie poor performance, sickness, recruitment and retention • Awareness of broader issues within the Trust and NHS • Awareness of QA for haemodialysis patients


Essential criteria

• Proven verbal and written communication skills with all members of the healthcare team, colleagues, patients and relatives • Practical application of Trust documentation standards

Desirable criteria

• Experience of using the EPIC system • Experience of using Euclid system

Additional Requirements

Essential criteria

• Self motivated • Ability to provide leadership in order to influence patient care standards • Ability to remain calm and focused under pressure in order to maximise positive outcomes • Ability to provide effective role modelling to other team members • Maintenance of confidentiality • Identify problems and recommend solutions • Time Management • Motivated to work collaboratively and enthusiastically as a member of a multi- disciplinary team • Awareness and respect for colleagues’, patients’ and relatives’ cultural and emotional needs • Willingness to adapt to change as the organisation develops • Ability to achieve competency in Trust computer systems • Ability to induct and orientate new staff to clinical area and to identify the key learning needs of less experienced staff • Practical skills teaching • Flexible approach to working in line with service requirements including on call cover as required. • The strength and commitment to challenge poor practice or behaviours that are not in line with trust standards. The Ability to understand and behave, at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind and Excellent.

Desirable criteria

• Ability to provide leadership in order to affect change • Scope of practice skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

John Gallego
Job title
Senior Charge Nurse
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
01553 613544
Additional information

Ailsa Lesh 
Email [email protected]


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