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SDEC Unit Manager

Employer
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Nuneaton
Salary
Depending on experience Dependant on experience
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title -Same Day Emergency Unit (SDEC) Unit Manager - Band 7

Hours per week-37.50

Perm/Fixed Term-Permanent: Working week (Monday to Friday) with occasional weekend/Bank Holiday shifts

Salary-Dependant on experience

Closing Date-21.05.2024

Interview Date-31.05.2024

This post is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Acute Medicine registered nurse who wants to develop clinical knowledge, leadership skills, and experience as the SDEC a Unit Manager.

We are looking for an experience senior nurse with at least 2 years experience within Acute Medicine/and particular within a Same Day Emergency Care clinical area.

This post is within the Medicine Directorate supporting and providing leadership within the Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) unit where there are 2 pathways (Planned and Unplanned/ED pathway). This post will also work closely with our colleagues in the Urgent Care and Emergency Care directorate.

This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertiseand enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day

Careers at George Eliot - 'Where you make a difference'

Main duties of the job

To take responsibility for the clinical leadership and direction of the nursing team.

To undertake and document a comprehensive, systematic, and accurate nursing assessment of the patient as appropriate.

To promote and deliver a high standard of nursing care based on best practice to maintain patient safety and provide an excellent patient experience.

To create and utilise opportunities to promote health and well-being of patients in their care.

To undertake clinical shifts.

To work within the NMC Guidelines and Trust Policies recognising one's own abilities and limitations.

To facilitate and build team working between nurses and the multi-disciplinary team to effect high standards of care.

To participate in clinical audits within the clinical areas to monitor and improve standards of care.

To ensure effective communication with the multi-disciplinary team and respect the confidentiality of patients, relatives, and colleagues.

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

CLINICAL

To take responsibility for the clinical leadership and direction of the nursing team.

To undertake and document a comprehensive, systematic, and accurate nursing assessment of the patient as appropriate.

To promote and deliver a high standard of nursing care based on best practice to maintain patient safety and provide an excellent patient experience.

To create and utilise opportunities to promote health and well-being of patients in their care.

To undertake clinical shifts.

To work within the NMC Guidelines and Trust Policies recognising ones own abilities and limitations.

To facilitate and build team working between nurses and the multi-disciplinary team to effect high standards of care.

To participate in clinical audits within the clinical areas to monitor and improve standards of care.

To ensure effective communication with the multi-disciplinary team and respect the confidentiality of patients, relatives, and colleagues.

Managerial

To assist the Head of Nursing/Matron to review staffing requirements using an initiative-taking approach to retention and recruitment of staff.

To support the Head of Nursing/ Matron to initiate and implement improvements using a systematic approach.

To ensure staffing levels within the area are adequate to provide safe and effective care delivery, maximising the resources that are available by competent duty rostering.

Through effective negotiation and political awareness create an environment for partnership working and dissemination of information across multi-disciplinary teams.

To manage the financial resources for the clinical area.

To lead on the investigation of complaints and clinical incidents related to own clinical area and ensuring learning is shared with own team and the Trust.

To deputise for Matron in their absence as requested.

To ensure information on the Ward/Department/Clinical area information system is correct and updated regularly as appropriate.

Education and Training

To undertake annual reviews for staff and identify learning needs of the ward team developing training plans to submit the Matron.

To ensure own competence and own personal development plan is reviewed and discussed with the Matron annually.

To ensure each team member has an annual appraisal and personal development plan.

To ensure annual attendance of self and staff at mandatory training sessions keeping records of attendance.

To create a learning environment which supports and facilitates learning and structured personal development for all staff and learners. To support all staff to complete competency training packages.

Professional leadership

Provide a credible source of clinical knowledge and advice, taking an active role in self-development, reviewing own performance, identifying own needs, and taking active measures to meet those needs.

To act as an ambassador for the clinical environment and the Trust, where appropriate, by promoting a professional image of nursing.

To ensure current registration of all qualified staff at recruitment and during employment in line with Trust Policy.

To support staff and actively participate in their NMC revalidation.

To ensure current registration with NMC.

Professional development

Contribute to the development of team objectives.

To be aware of the impact of service changes across the organisation

Contribute to the monitoring and control of expenditure and the use of resources.

Comply with Health & Safety and Infection Control policies and ensure that staff, patients, and visitors are appropriately informed and advised. Maintain a clean and safe environment. Ensure equipment used and techniques employed by staff comply with the Directorate Health & Safety policies.

Participate in the managerial duties at Directorate level as required in the absence of the Team Leader / Matron.

Implement change in response to clinical, organizational, and national demands, in agreement with appropriate others in the unit. Support others to lead or participate in the management of change.

Responds to change initiatives in a positive manner.

EFFORT AND ENVIRONMENT

Participate in providing a seamless service that reaches across hospital and community.

Have the ability and skills required for situations that are stressful and have barriers to communication.

Participate in any physical care required.

Be able to concentrate for lengthy periods for report writing, research activities, audit, and patient contact.

Person Specification

Qualification and Professional Training

Essential

  • Relevant current professional qualification
  • Teaching/Leadership Qualification
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Educated to degree level in Nursing.
  • Demonstrates experience within the strategic planning process


Experience and Knowledge

Essential

  • Experience at band 7/6 in an acute medicine setting and exposure to SDEC services
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical and professional knowledge
  • Evidence of leadership and change management
  • Evidence of managing own workload with excellent time management skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively manage resources
  • Understanding of the principles of Clinical Governance


Desirable

  • Evidence of Quality Improvement methodology


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Proven advanced clinical knowledge and skills.
  • Excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff
  • Ability to facilitate change through personal development of staf
  • Supporting quality monitoring processes
  • Able to identify risks, potential risks and advise on solutions to mitigate these
  • Good IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • An understanding of organizational management issues


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Ability to form positive working relationships
  • Ability to achieve goals and meet deadlines
  • Flexible and able to work within a challenging environment, meeting the needs of the service


Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Address

George Eliot Hospital

College Street

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

230-22136511-MED-B

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