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Sister/Charge Nurse Burns Intensive Care Unit

Job Description

Our Organisation

The University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute teaching Trust with an annual income over £400 million. The Trust is recognised as a centre of clinical excellence and provides a wide range of health services to the areas of South Manchester, South Trafford, North East Cheshire and West Stockport.

Voted the Best Hospital 2012 by patients in the Manchester Evening News and holding the accolade of Britain’s Greenest Hospital, the Trust puts patient care at its heart and recruits staff that are open, honest and focused on striving for excellence.

Our Opportunity

We are currently recruiting a full time (375hrs) Sister / Charge Nurse ICU skilled to join the team on the Burns Unit.

The Burns unit has critical care, high dependency and ward level beds with an integral theatre and an Outreach team who continue the care for patients from discharge. We have an multidisciplinary approach to caring for burns patients. The team comprises of staff from across many professions and includes consultants and their medical team, ward manager and the nursing team, specialist nurses, physiotherapy, occupational therapist, dietician and other allied health professionals.

Our requirement

The Burns Unit are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual who has ICU skills (at least 3 years ICU experience as a band 5 and an ICU qualification ) to work in a changing and challenging environment. They must be confident, approachable and able to demonstrate ability to work under own initiative.
We are looking for a candidate who is interested in developing their leadership skills within a challenging environment. The candidate must have a compassionate, caring nature who will focus on the delivery of care, coordinating shifts & working to ensure standards are met and improved within the clinical environment working closely with nursing collegues, multidisciplinary team and partner organisiations.

You will:

•Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills
•Work well within a multi disciplinary team and individually
•work as part of a team of nursing-staff as well as working within a multi-disciplinary environment.
•Have an interest in working as part of this team
•Be committed to delivering the highest standards of care whilst meeting the physical, emotional and complex psychosocial needs of our patients.

The unit encourages and supports staff development having links with the Critical Care Institute and other educational providers within Greater Manchester. As part of the role you will undertake the certificate in professional studies in Burns care within 12-18 months as part of your development.

To apply for this position it is essential you have 12 months NHS and an ICU qualification as a registered nurse.


We provide a number of benefits commensurate in working for the NHS which include:

•27 days annual leave rising to 29 (after 5 years) and 33 (after 10 years) plus 8 bank holidays
•A standard working week of 375 hours (for full-time)
•NHS Pension scheme (unless you choose to opt out)
•Annual personal development review to support career aspirations
•A number of NHS discounts across retail, leisure and travel
•We can offer training, flexibility, friendliness and a caring environment in which to work.

For further details / informal visits contact:
For further details / informal visits contact:
Ward Manager - Sue Gibbons or Sr Sally Holmes,  ( Phone number removed ) 

PLEASE NOTE: UHSM is committed to supporting its current employees move into new roles as a result of organisational change or other circumstances. We therefore reserve the right to prioritise current staff who may need to be redeployed into this role.

UHSM has five core PEOPLE values. These values bring together our very talented team and they guide us in the way we work.

Patient first – we put our patients and customers first. We aim to exceed their expectations every time to earn their trust and loyalty.

E xcellence – we are dedicated to developing excellence. We strive to continuously improve the quality of care we give to our patients.

One team– we aim to attract, excite, develop and retain exceptional people. We work as one team, delivering our best to our patients by supporting each other.

oPen – we embrace innovation and learn from our mistakes. We measure everything we do and we openly share information.

Leadership – we believe in leadership at all levels. We demonstrate personal courage and role model the behaviour we expect from others.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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