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Ward Sister/Charge Nurse

Employer
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Location
Leicester
Salary
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual to apply for the role of Ward Sister/Charge Nurse in our Stroke Departments for the below positions

Ward 3 Stroke Rehab at the Leicester General Hospital A 16 bedded unit specific to Rehabilitation of acute stroke patients, work closely alongside MDT members. Acute Stroke Unit at the Leicester Royal Infirmary Based on Ward 25 (including the HDU), Ward 26 and TIA clinic , caring for Acutely ill stroke patients across Leicestershire

Main duties of the job

  • Take 24-hour accountability and responsibility for the given area. Be visible, accessible and responsive to the needs of service users, patients, carers and the public.
  • Provide direction and effective and inspirational leadership to the nursing and multi-disciplinary team (including ancillary and clinical support staff) within the area for which they are accountable.
  • Act as an expert clinical practitioner providing through themselves and their team an excellent quality of care to patients and service users.
  • Act as a clinical and managerial role model within the team, CMG and across the wider organisation.
  • Take responsibility for the provision of a supportive learning environment for all students on placement within the ward/unit for which they are responsible.
  • Practice clinically in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for a defined caseload.


About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030). We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence
And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities. Our strategy is underpinned by newvaluesand we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team
This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve. About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: http://www.leicestershospitals.nhs.uk/aboutus/work-for-us/current-vacancies/

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Be a visible, accessible, credible and assertive leader to whom patients, relatives and staff can turn for assistance, advice and support.
  • Lead the team and build successful links between nursing and other professions to support and promote effective multi-disciplinary team working.
  • Lead and support the ward team through the process of change, demonstrating tenacity, drive, professional integrity, balance and perspective.
  • Develop the role of other team members, supporting them in gaining the appropriate competencies to achieve the required standards of care.
  • Motivate all team members and lead innovation and expertise in clinical practice by example.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that all learners in their area are appropriately supported and competently assessed in line with NMC guidelines and other professional bodies.
  • Through effective communication, disseminate information across the health care teams and CMGs.
  • Communicate and share clinical experiences and good practice within and across CMGs.
  • Resolve conflict as speedily as circumstances allow and ensure feedback and planning for the future occurs.
  • Maximize use of clinical resources, implementing best practice in patient flow, admission and discharge arrangements.
  • Act in a professional manner and ensure self and ward staff adhere to the UHL Uniform policy at all times.

Please see job description/person specification for full details on the role

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of post-registration education and continuing development


Desirable

  • Clinical Leadership program
  • Evidence of quality improvement project


Communication and Relationship skills

Essential

  • Use initiative and has the ability to lead and co-ordinate a multi-disciplinary team
  • Dynamic individual who can meet new challenges
  • Able to influence others, effective communicator and negotiator
  • Acts as clinical role model


Desirable

  • Able to lead projects to improve outcomes


Experience

Essential

  • Significant post-registration experience including at senior level
  • Evidence of innovation and achievements in Clinical Practice


Desirable

  • Development of multi-disciplinary working practices
  • Demonstrates knowledge of clinical risk management


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Address

Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General Hospital

Infirmary Square

Leicester

LE1 5WW

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358-6203275-ESM

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