An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Critical care for a permanent Senior Sister/Charge Nurse for Quality & Patient Safety to support the Critical Care Matron Team in managing and monitoring assigned aspects of patient safety activity and to assist in the continuous improvement of patient safety, building on the foundations of a safer culture and safer systems in accordance with the NHS Patient Safety Strategy (July 2019).Main duties of the job
As a key member of the Critical Care Nursing Team you will play a critical role in supporting the Matrons with the Quality & safety agenda specifically the reduction of avoidable patient harm and providing advice and assistance to the department teams regarding quality & safety issues. In this role you will work closely with the Divisional Quality & Safety Manager and to improve patient safety and experience. Applicants should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in quality improvement methodology and have recent experience of involvement in patient care/safety improvement projects.Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff is really important to us. We offer a range of options for our staff to help maintain a good work-life balance including full time, part time hours and bank hours. We are also committed to offering flexible working wherever we can and where relevant to the role and the service, agile working. You can select your preferences upon application.About us
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.
We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.
For more details on the post, please see contact information detailsPerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Registered Nurse on NMC Register/AHP on relevant Register
- Evidence of Degree Level Qualification in Health/Nursing
- Evidence of CPD
- Evidence of higher level study at Masters Level
Desirable Skills, Ability and knowledgeEssential
- Experience of delivering Patient Harm reduction/Patient Experience Projects
- Practical Experience of Change Management and/or Safety Improvement
- Experience of Leading Clinical teams
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
- Evidence of negotiation and influencing skills
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.Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window). Employer detailsEmployer name
University Hospital of North Midlands NHS TrustAddress
Royal Stoke Hospital
Stoke on Trent
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