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Job summary

Main area
Acute care
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Peterborough City Hospital
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum pro rata
Salary period
30/05/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Ambulatory Care Unit/Discharge Lounge Manager - Peterborough

Band 7

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a position of Band 7 Unit Manager of the Ambulatory care unit (ACU) and Discharge Lounge in Peterborough.  

You will be required to provide dynamic and professional clinical leadership, enhance clinical activity, and maintain delivery of high quality nursing care. You will work in close liaison with the Lead Nurse, Medical team,  and the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) to provide the highest quality of care required to support our inpatients and those attending Ambulatory care.

This post holder will also be responsible for the Discharge Lounge within PCH, this service is within the Urgent Care Division and facilitates patients to be transferred to this area to enable flow to the wards. As mentioned above all KPI’s and line management responsibilities will be the same for this area.

Main duties of the job

To provide and maintain high standard of nursing care.

To be actively involved in the management of the nursing team for all staff within the Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU).

To support the delivery of key performance indicators and the quality agenda

To support the professional development of a junior workforce working closely with the Practice Development Team

Previous experience of rota management, sickness management and performance appraisals of staff would be necessary.

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.  Talk to the Recruiting Manager about what this means in practice for you.  

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 
  • 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  

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information regarding the role please refer to the job description and person specification, alternatively please email Becky Jeffries

Person specification

Essential and Desirable

Essential criteria
  • Acute care experience
  • Nursing registration
  • Good evidence of management skill
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of sickness management
  • Evidence of ability to complete staff appraisals
  • Evidence of rota management

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post will require a submission for Disclosure to be made to check for any unspent criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Becky Jeffries
Job title
Lead Nurse
Email address
Telephone number
01733 678417

If you have problems applying, contact

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Resourcing Department
Hinchingbrooke Hospital
Hinchingbrooke Park
PE29 6NT
01480 847491
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