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Clinical Sister / Charge Nurse - Maple Unit

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Rugby
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Nurse to join us in our new Oncology & Haematology Day Unit called The Maple Unit at the hospital of Rugby St Cross.

We treat patients with chemotherapy, as well as other forms of supportive treatment for both oncological and haematological conditions . We work with a large team of Consultants and Clinical Nurse Specialists, aiming to provide world class care to our patients.

We are looking to recruit a clinical leader to deputise for the Unit Manager as required. You will possess excellent clinical skills, have experience of leading a team and have clinical experience within the speciality. You will be competent in cannulation and venepuncture, the management of vascular access devices and the administration of systemic anti-cancer therapy.

Additional training will be provided in order to enhance your leadership and management skills. You will be well supported by the Unit Manager as well as the Oncology and Haematology Nursing and Management Teams.

Main duties of the job

A shift/team leader, providing clinical leadership and management support to the Maple Unit, developing, and evaluating best practice within the department. The post holder will deputise for the department manager as required.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Accountable for own actions in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct. Will contribute to corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times
  • Effectively communicate information regarding clinical decisions, policy and care pathways to patients/carers and the multi-professional team
  • A skilled practitioner and clinical leader providing support to the management team, participating in service/policy development
  • Responsible for clinical assessment of a group of patients and management of a team, ensuring appropriate care is planned, implemented, and evaluated/audited.
  • Organisation of cross-departmental/organisational activities including HR, resource, and bleep-holder responsibilities as appropriate
  • Demonstrate highly technical and/or practical skills to ensure optimum patient management including complex patient monitoring equipment management and frequent administration of invasive tests/procedures
  • Develop and educate staff, participating in supervision, mentorship and appraisal as required
  • Utilise and ensure others utilise IT systems to secure accurate and timely patient, workforce, and resource data available
  • Manage expected and unexpected clinical events requiring varying levels of physical effort according to patient dependency/clinical need
  • Support patients, carers and others during difficult situations arising in the clinical area, e.g imparting bad news or following an unexpected event
  • Promote and monitor adherence to Health and Safety and Trust policy designed to protect healthcare staff and service users from known hazards
  • Maintain a clean, safe environment ensuring adherence to Trust standards of cleanliness, hygiene, and infection control at all times.

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

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Experience

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Knowledge

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Skills & Abilities

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Address

Rugby St Cross Hospital

Barby Road

Rugby

CV22 5PX

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