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Neonatal Senior Sister / Charge Nurse

Employer
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Chelsea
Salary
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum incl. HCAS
Closing date
12 Mar 2024
The Neonatal Senior Sister/Charge Nurse will be responsible for the daily clinical and operational management of the clinical areas and the professional development of the staff within those areas. The Neonatal Senior Sister/Charge Nurse will provide support to all staff and will be required to work in partnership with all multi-disciplinary teams. You will be responsible for providing leadership and professional development for the nursing and support workers within the services

You will work with the Neonatal Matron and paediatric senior nurses to develop best practice and ensure that there is consistency across the directorate. In collaboration with the relevant senior nursing team and Matrons, they will be required to provide senior nursing cover for Neonatal unit.

You will also be expected to ensure all staff are compliant with the Trust Safeguarding Policies and procedures.

Main duties of the job

The Neonatal Senior Sister/Charge Nurse will work with the Neonatal Matron and paediatric senior nurses to develop best practice and ensure that there is consistency across the directorate. In collaboration with the relevant senior nursing team and Matrons, they will be required to provide senior nursing cover for Neonatal unit.

You will also be expected to ensure all staff are compliant with the Trust Safeguarding Policies and procedures.

About us

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.

We have nearly 7,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff says they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing significant Capital year on year in our estate. We have recently completed a �30m expansion of our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and are planning an ambitious �60m development of an Ambulatory Diagnostics Centre at West Middlesex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be an expert practitioner, role modelling, demonstrating advanced communication and nursing skills, using expert knowledge and decision making skills in nursing premature and ill new born babies
  • To recognise deteriorations in clinical conditions and initiate a rapid and appropriate response
  • To be accountable for nursing practice and take every opportunity to sustain and improve knowledge and professional competence of staff
  • To have responsibility for resolving patient/parent complaints relating to clinical care/operational issues within the area.
  • To make an assessment of the neonate and families psychological and social needs, implementing an agreed management plan including appropriate referral.
  • To promote communication between primary and secondary health care providers and Chelsea & Westminster Foundation Trust, as well as the non-statutory sector of Childrens Hospices.
  • To participate in discharge planning from hospital to community services and the families home, ensuring a seamless and smooth process. Ensuring care planning is comprehensive and effective.
  • Working in collaboration with the Neonatal MDT support the transition for babies who are referred to other inpatient services and provide support for families during the transition process.
  • To take an active part in MDT ward rounds ensuring each babys home hospital is discussed in planning their care in order to arrange early transfers to babys local hospital. Update all relevant hospitals on the status of their babies in care at CW.
  • Be aware of transfers out of CW that live local to the hospital and liaise with the nurse in charge and relevant consultant to plan babies being transferred back in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining appropriate staffing levels within set budgets and identify resource/staffing issues in advance.
  • Ensure that sensitive patient records are stored appropriately and that trust Information Governance policies are followed.

Please see attached job description and person specification to this advert for further details.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (Child/Adult)
  • Degree/Diploma in Higher Education
  • Post registration qualification relevant to the area of speciality or equivalent Neonatal Intensive Care qualification
  • Recognised Mentorship/Teaching qualification
  • Experience working within Community Team
  • Relevant Post registration experience working as an experienced Band 6
  • Experience of excellence in leading all/part of a clinical team in practice
  • Proven management experience
  • Wide range of clinical experience
  • Proven clinical knowledge linked to area of specialty and excellence in care delivery
  • Proven leadership and deputizing skills in clinical area
  • Excellent communication skills with patients, relatives, staff and external contracts including in challenging situations, demonstrating respect and kindness
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Experience of risk management/assessment
  • Experience of data collection for quality monitoring/audit
  • Effective role model, demonstrating values od safety, respect, kindness and excellence


Desirable

  • Involvement in clinical audits and clinical governance
  • Managing clinical team
  • Experience of clinical supervision
  • Willingness to undertake leadership/management course


Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Chelsea and Westminster NHFT

369 Fulham Rd

Chelsea

SW109NH

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