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Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse

Employer
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum, Pro-rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
We have an exciting new band 6 position within the ROH. Ward 1 is a 24 bedded inpatient ward caring for patients who are admitted forelective and emergency treatment including, spinal surgery, large joint revisions and post operative wound infections. As a Sister/Charge Nurse you will play an important role in leading holistic care to a diverse patient group with complex musculoskeletal, spinal and oncology conditions. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to continually enhance patient experience and provide high quality, evidence-based and compassionate care. You'll also have the opportunity to work in other areas of the Trust to support care and build your skills in a range of specialist environments.

In return you'll be part of a dynamic and professional team who will support you to achieve your potential. Nurses play a vital role in The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and whether you're interested in specialising, advancing or moving in to a senior leadership position, we can offer you the right opportunity. We are committed to education and training and will provide a comprehensive package of learning and skills based competency and if required, access to our Trust Preceptorship programme.

For a full list of duties and requirements, please read our Job Description and Person Specification.

Also visitwww.roh.nhs.uk to find out more about us.

Main duties of the job

  • To exercise leadership and skills in the absence of the Ward Senior sister/ Senior Charge Nurse.
  • To monitor workload activity within the Ward / Department and liaise with the bed manager to promote the best and most productive use of patient capacity.
  • To have an understanding of resource management and to be actively involved with the ordering of supplies/equipment within the Trust financial policies.
  • To maintain and develop professional knowledge and competence showing evidence of this.
  • To supervise junior staff at all levels and ensure that the agreed standards of orthopaedic nursing is provided.
  • To assist senior sister / senior charge nurse with the implementation of Government / NHS papers and policies
  • To be actively involved with professional / nursing groups within the Trust as requested by the Senior sister/charge nurse
  • To organise ward / unit / department meetings and cascade information to staff as required.
  • To carry out extended scope of practice, such as cannulation, phlebotomy, catheterisation etc.
  • To participate in internal department rotation, encouraging the delivery of high quality care.
  • To maintain confidentiality of information regarding patients and staff as required by the NMC code of Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses.
  • Ensure you attend statutory and mandatory training and maintain annual compliance.


About us

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest specialist orthopaedic units in Europe. We offer planned orthopaedic surgery to people locally, nationally and internationally.

Our Trust is a very special hospital big enough to deliver world class services and small enough to offer exceptional patient and staff experience. We offer a working experience unique in the West Midlands and we're always on the lookout for passionate people to join our award-winning team.

The ROH is an equal opportunities employer. We employ people of difference and are committed to growing an inclusive culture, where difference is celebrated, and people feel able to bring their whole and authentic self to work.

We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a range of inclusive, family friendly and flexible working arrangements and policies, to support our people in the workplace. Flexible working requests will be considered.

The Trust is committed to the Disability Confident Interview Scheme and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy and consider them on their abilities.

If you have a disability and need any support with your application or require any reasonable adjustments to be implemented please do get in touch with the Recruiting Manager for this position so that the team can support you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • OBJECTIVES OF THE POST
    • To exercise leadership and demonstrate experienced nursing skill and competence
    • To monitor workload activity within the Ward / Department and liaise with the bed manager to promote the best and most productive use of patient capacity.
    • To have an understanding of resource management and to be actively involved with the ordering of supplies/equipment within the Trust financial policies
    • To maintain and develop professional knowledge and competence showing evidence of this
    • To hold or be working towards a recognised post graduate orthopaedic qualification
    • To supervise junior staff at all levels and ensure that the agreed standards of orthopaedic nursing is provided
    • To assist senior sister / senior charge nurse with the implementation of Government / NHS papers and policie
    • To be actively involved with professional / nursing groups within the Trust as requested by the Senior sister/charge nurs
    • To organise ward / unit / department meetings and cascade information to staff as required.
    • To carry out extended scope of practice, such as cannulation, phlebotomy, catheterisation etc
    • To participate in internal department rotation, encouraging the delivery of high quality care
    • To maintain confidentiality of information regarding patients and staff as required by the NMC code of Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses
    • Ensure you attend statutory and mandatory training and maintain annual compliance.
  • WARD MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIE
    • To participate in management of the hospital as necessary as clinical site co-ordinator per the requirements of the clinical site co-ordinator rota
    • To support the implementation and upkeep of team nursing
    • Act as a mentor, student assessor, supervisor, preceptor and role model to junior nursing staff and health care assistants. Undertake and teach our discharge protocols / guidance
    • To ensure that nursing practices within your area comply with the Trusts policies and procedures
    • Assist staff in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the care given to patients, whilst monitoring quality standards

    2.6 To have the ability to work with and develop ward/department teams.

    2.7 To audit and review the effectiveness of the nursing care provided, being actively involved in the development of protocols of care given in the department.

    2.8 To take responsibility to undertake and assist in the staff appraisal process as per Trust policy.

    2.9 Monitor and manage the performance of junior nursing staff with the support of the senior sister /senior charge nurse.
    • Participate in the planning and review of duty rotas in line with workload demands and budgetary constraints. Organize and deploy staff as per competencies and workload to meet patients needs
    • Maintain safe custody of controlled drugs and ensure compliance with Trust Medicines Management policies and processe
    • Ensure that the Policy for the Health and Safety at Work Act is adhered to and the implementation of COSHH. Also, to assist in procedures relating to these topics
    • To actively assist the senior sister/charge nurse in:
    • . The recruitment and selection of nursing staff
    • . Induction of staff to the area
    • . Audit and quality assurance programme
    • To participate and assist in setting standards of care based on sound research findings
    • To maintain a safe environment for all patients, visitors and staff per the Trusts policy on Health & Safety and Health & Safety legislation
    • To ensure security of ward / department, including the opening and closing as required
    • Assist the ward manager/senior sister in ensuring all ward / department staff attend statutory and mandatory training and maintain annual compliance
    • To undertake any other appropriate role or duty as instructed by the senior sister/senior charge nurse

    2.19 Support the senior sister/senior charge nurse with succession planning by leading and developing the workforce to create ward leaders of the future.
  • EDUCATION
    • To work alongside staff to improve their skills and to disseminate best practice
    • To assume an active role in self-development by keeping up to date with current issues and new developments to meet the needs of the ward and the organisation
    • To fully participate in the process of identifying personal development plans requirements and assist the senior sister/ senior charge nurse in ensuring that such needs are met as part of the PDR process
    • Assist with the assessments and education of staff within the ward/department and Trust, acting as mentor/assessor and facilitator as required
    • To participate in and when appropriate or requested to perform, initiate research projects and audit that will lead to improved Clinical outcomes or changes in care provision in line with Clinical governance

    3.6 To teach students, trainees and junior staff informally in the ward environment and to take part in Trust wide education schemes as required.
  • RESEARCH
    • Develop an awareness of nursing and medical research and its application to orthopaedics and using the analysis to improve quality of care within the Trus
    • Assist in the planning and implementation of new ideas and innovations to improve patient care
    • To participate in a research and clinical audits and to have improved knowledge for self-development.

    This is not an exhaustive list of duties and a regular review will take place with the postholder as part of their ongoing development and performance management.
    N.M.C. THE CODE, PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS OF PRACTICE AND BEHAVIOUR OF NURSES AND MIDWIVES
    UK nurses and midwives must act in line with the Code, whether they are providing direct care to individuals, groups or communities or bringing their professional knowledge to bear on nursing and midwifery practice in other roles, such as leadership, education or research. While you can interpret the values and principles set out in the Code in a range of different practice settings, they are not negotiable or discretionary.

    Each Registered Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor shall act, at all times, in such a way as to justify public confidence, to uphold and enhance the good standing and reputation of the profession, to serve the interest of society and above all to safeguard the interests of individual patients and clients.

    Each Registered Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor is accountable for his or her practice, and, in the exercise of professional accountability, shall act in accordance with the guidance laid down in the code.

    Through revalidation, you will provide fuller, richer evidence of your continued ability to practise safely and effectively when you renew your registration.

    Full job description added as a supporting document.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • Registered nurse with current NMC registration NMC
    • Diploma /degree level nursing qualification
    • Willingness to complete post graduate orthopaedic nursing course
    • Recognised teaching qualification
    • Evidence of post basic training


    Desirable

    • Post registration orthopaedic qualification (or working towards)


    Experience

    Essential

    • Substantial/Significant experience required as a Band 5 staff nurse
    • Evidence of continued professional development
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Organisational skills and ability to lead a team
    • Ability to be a change agent
    • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation


    Desirable

    • Experience at senior staff nurse level
    • Acute Medical & Elective or Emergency Surgical Experience.


    Skills

    Essential

    • Demonstrate a knowledge of duties required for the post
    • Leadership and evidence of sound decision making
    • Ability to motivate others and be self-motivating
    • Adapt to wide range of people and situations
    • Good attendance record
    • Delegate and prioritise


    Employer details

    Employer name

    The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

    Bristol Road South

    Birmingham

    B31 2AP

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    303-6276330

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