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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
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse, preferably with vascular surgery experience but training will be given to the right candidate. We are looking to appoint a Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse for the Regional Vascular Surgery ward which looks after both acute and elective patients who require vascular surgical interventionWe are looking for a senior nurse who is forward thinking, highly motivated and able to demonstrate experience in a variety of settings.

This post will support the band 7 to lead, and to further enhance the team of nurses within the vascular surgery ward.

This inpatient ward has 27 beds, its busy and complex in nature. You shall be exposed to a range of situations, which in turn shall aid skill development to enhance your wider knowledge and professional development.

Key aspects of the role are focusing on the patient experience and patient safety, providing assurance that standards are met for every patient, every time and ensure the development of the service.

This is a challenging and demanding role due to the complex nature of the speciality we are looking for an individual who is committed to providing an excellent service, has a progressive outlook and can evidence strong leadership skills. The post holder will need to demonstrate aptitude and willingness to embrace and drive forward change as part of the senior nursing team.

The successful candidate will have strong communication, organisational and team working skills.

Main duties of the job

The jobholder will play an essential role assisting the Senior Sister/Charge Nursewith the 24 hour continuing responsibility for the effective and efficient management of the ward / department. They will contribute to the provision of professional, clinical, managerial leadership and supervision for the nursing team. The jobholder is responsible for helping to develop and maintain a ward or departments philosophy that has the patient at the centre of compassionate safe and quality care delivery. Through assisting with managing the administrative and financial aspects of the ward, the jobholder will support the cost effective use of resources

About us

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse, preferably with vascular surgery experience but training will be given to the right candidate. We are looking to appoint a Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse for the Regional Vascular Surgery ward which looks after both acute and elective patients who require vascular surgical intervention

We are looking for a senior nurse who is forward thinking, highly motivated and able to demonstrate experience in a variety of settings.

This post will support the band 7 to lead, and to further enhance the team of nurses within the vascular surgery ward.

This inpatient ward has 27 beds, its busy and complex in nature. You shall be exposed to a range of situations, which in turn shall aid skill development to enhance your wider knowledge and professional development. Key aspects of the role are focusing on the patient experience and patient safety, providing assurance that standards are met for every patient, every time and ensure the development of the service.

This is a challenging and demanding role due to the complex nature of the speciality we are looking for an individual who is committed to providing an excellent service, has a progressive outlook and can evidence strong leadership skills. The post holder will need to demonstrate aptitude and willingness to embrace and drive forward change as part of the senior nursing team.

The successful candidate will have strong communication, organisational and team working skills and have experience of managing nursing teams and successfully implementing change. Considerable experience at Band 5 or above, and evidence of post registration development are essential. They will be involved in close working with the rest of the multi-disciplinary team to deliver patient centered care and will be committed to improving the patient experience through new ways of working.

For further enquiries please contact Senior Sister Rachel Thompson on 0113 3928847

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (RN Adult for adult clinical areas or RN Child for childrens areas (Level 1 or 2)


Desirable

  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification


Practical Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own and others workload.


Desirable

  • Skills and knowledge required to lead and develop team members


Other requirements

Essential

  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for post


Special Knowledge

Essential

  • Local and national nursing agenda.
  • Current issues in health and social care
  • Standards of professional practice


Desirable

  • Clinical experience within the specialty


Behaviours

Essential

  • Compassionate and caring
  • Capable of lateral thinking
  • Motivator of self and others
  • Positive approach to change
  • Assertive courageous
  • Flexible
  • Adaptable
  • Able to manage stress in self and others


Experience

Essential

  • Significant post registration experience at staff nurse level or equivalent
  • Working with a wide range of professionals including medical, nursing and management colleagues
  • Audit and standard setting


Desirable

  • Clinical Experience within the specialty.


Training

Essential

  • Evidence of continued professional development


Desirable

  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post


Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Address

Leeds General Infirmary

Great George Street

Leeds

LS1 3EX

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