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Sister/Charge Nurse (XR06)

Employer
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Leeds
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has become available on L51 for a 1 years secondment to join the Band 6 team. L51 is a 16 bedded paediatric cardiology ward consisting of 10 ward beds and a 6 HDU beds caring for both cardiology and cardiac surgical patients.

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and dynamic individual who can ensure the consistent delivery of high-quality patient centered care to the patients nursed within paediatric cardiology. The successful candidate will be expected to work clinically within the multi-disciplinary team, maintain high standards of evidence-based practice while supporting staff on a shift-by-shift basis and provide clinical leadership in decision making.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills. They must work with The Leeds Way and Trust values at the centre of their care, for both patients and colleagues. They must be able to demonstrate current and on-going personal development and evidence of their contribution to change management/service development within their current post.

A good understanding of current issues in healthcare both locally and nationally, involvement in improving patient safety, risk and waste reduction and the development of others and general support for peers, junior and senior colleagues are expected.

Main duties of the job

The job holder will be responsible for being in charge of the ward on a shift-by-shift basis alongside supporting and delivering excellent care to patients and their families. The successful candidate will be expected to work with the multi-disciplinary team and will contribute to data collection and audit.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, able to work autonomously and have excellent communication and organisational skills. They must work with The Leeds Way and Trust values at the centre of their care, for both patients and colleagues. They must be able to demonstrate current and on-going personal development and evidence of their contribution to change management/service development within their current post.

Effective service delivery requires staff to be flexible and be able to work full rotating shift patterns. Candidates should have current NMC registration and extensive experience as a Band 5 within paediatric cardiology. Potential candidates are advised to read the job specification prior to submitting an application.

About us

Leeds Childrens Hospitals is one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe and caters to every paediatric sub-specialty under one roof. It also has close links with the adult hospital, within the same building, which enables smooth transition of care from paediatrics to adults.

There are exciting times for the department as work is under way towards the building of a completely brand-new Leeds Childrens Hospital, which is expected to be opened in the year 2027. This will be a state-of-the-art childrens hospital and a centre of excellence, not only within the UK, but internationally.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Jobholder is responsible for managing the ward on a shift-by-shift basis alongside providing clinical care for patients. The jobholder carries responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care. The jobholder will provide specialist nursing care and advice to this specific patient group and will contribute to the development of the speciality service. The jobholder will ensure cost effective use of resources.

The post holder would be preferably from the background of cardiology/cardiac surgery. They will contribute to data collection and audit. The post holder will support the B7 ward manager in leading and managing the ward nursing team and implementing improvements within the patient pathway.

Person Specification

Other criteria

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own and others workload
  • IT Skills
  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for the post


Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Children's Nurse
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification
  • Evidence of continued professional develoopment
  • Willing to undergo training as necessary
  • Leadership and management qualification


Desirable

  • Post registration qualification in specialty


Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience within Paediatric Cardiology
  • Audit & Standard Setting


Desirable

  • Service development and/or change management


Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Address

Leeds General Infirmary

Great George Street

Leeds

LS1 3EX

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C9298-CHI-0264

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