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0263 - Sister/Charge Nurse

Employer
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Barnsley
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
Barnsley Hospitals Orthopaedic Elective Ward now has a Band 6 Sister/Charge nurse vacancy for a 12-month secondment or fixed term to cover maternity leave available.

We are a 12 bedded ward delivering care to elective patients ranging from day cases to major joint replacement surgeries. Ultimately, we assist patients in their recovery alongside Medics and Therapists to achieve their optimal level of independence and safe discharge home.

With significant delays in elective surgery as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our service is recovering to combat the long waiting lists. We are looking to develop our service to achieve 24hr discharge in hip and knee replacements. So, we are seeking someone passionate and enthusiastic to join the nursing team to achieve optimal recovery and timely turnaround for patients in a dynamic environment.

You will support and deputise for the Lead Nurse by managing and co-ordinating the day-to-day function of the ward, acting as ward representative in the absence of the Lead Nurse. You will be responsible for maintaining the provision of outstanding nursing care, effective staff management, staff and student education and development, and being a clinical resource for staff, patients and visitors.

We encourage informal discussions or visits to the ward, please contact Lead Nurse Emma Thorp if you would like to arrange this on emma.thorp1@nhs.net or 01226 436007.

Main duties of the job

You will support and deputise for the Lead Nurse by managing and co-ordinating the day-to-day function of the ward, acting as ward representative in the absence of the Lead Nurse. You will be responsible for maintaining the provision of outstanding nursing care, effective staff management, staff and student education and development, and being a clinical resource for staff, patients and visitors.

As a senior member of the team, you will be required to have effective interpersonal communication, decision-making, and team working skills. It is essential that you have an in-depth knowledge of current healthcare issues, risk management, and clinical governance, as well as quality, audit and its implementation.

You will be expected to prioritise and delegate your own and the teams workload to meet the demands of multiple theatre lists and in-patient care. There will be ample opportunity for you to develop your teaching and mentoring skills as you will lead on particular clinical areas, and support our students and newly qualified nurses with support from our clinical educator.

Maintain high standards of care which reflect the Trust Values

Act as team leader in participating and providing safe and effective care

Assist with co-ordination of staff to ensure performance is maintained whilst delivering safe care

Oversee patient care and flow within the ward

Participate in the development of the ward and actively implement new Trust and ward projects.

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Certificates of Sponsorship

For individuals who may require sponsorship under the skilled worker or health & care visa route please use the link below to check your eligibility Check if you need a UK visa - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk), band 2 and 3 roles are no longer eligible for sponsorship.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Supporting Documents

Please refer to the values-based recruitment guidance and associated documentation.

Person Specification

Knowledge

Essential

  • Current healthcare issues
  • Quality benchmarking
  • Quality, audit and its application
  • Clinical governance
  • Healthcare commission standards for better health
  • Risk management and NHSLA
  • Health and safety
  • Confidentiality
  • Statutory and professional requirements
  • NHS policy


Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience at band 5 in specialty


Qualifications

Essential

  • 1st level registered nurse
  • Educated to diploma level (or working towards)
  • Evidence of relevant post registration education and development
  • 998 or other recognised teaching course


Values based questions

Essential

  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.


Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Pogmoor Road

Barnsley

South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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C9163-0263-04-24

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