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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse (XR07)

Employer
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Leeds
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job summary

The Centre for Neurosciences (CfN) CSU has an amazing opportunity to recruit a full-time and permanent Ward Leader to L24 Ward. We are looking for a nurse with the drive and passion to deliver the highest possible patient and staff experience to build a dedicated and responsive team, and lead them into the future. L24 is a spinal and neurosurgical inpatient ward looking after predominantly female patients. It is a 32-bed ward with a staff compliment of nearly 60 whole-time nursing and support staff, and an annual budget of just under �2.5m

Main duties of the job

The Jobholder will carry 24-hour continuing responsibility for the effective and efficient management of the ward. They will provide professional, clinical and managerial leadership and supervision for the nursing team. The jobholder will be responsible for developing and maintaining a ward philosophy that has the patient at the centre of compassionate and safe care. Through managing the administrative and financial aspects of the ward, the jobholder will ensure cost effective use of clinical and human resources.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest providers of specialist hospital services in the country, covering over 100 specialities, many of which are delivered across the region. The CfN CSU delivers regional tertiary services across 7 specialities namely: spinal surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, neurorehabilitation, neurophysiology, chronic pain and stroke. It brings together expertise across the full range of neurological, spinal and neurosurgical conditions, as well as bringing cutting edge research to the bedside for the benefit of our patients

About us

You will be required to embody our Leeds Way values, and to aspire to continuously learn and develop yourself, becoming an expert in the delivery of the best possible care. As an innovative and forward-thinking CSU, we are proud to offer our staff genuine career development opportunities and are renowned for investing in and supporting our staff, with a strong ethos towards continuous professional development.

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

JOB PURPOSE

The Jobholder will carry 24 hour continuing responsibility for the effective and efficient management of the ward/department. They will provide professional, clinical, managerial leadership and supervision for the nursing team. The jobholder is responsible for developing and maintaining a ward or departments philosophy that has the patient at the centre of compassionate safe and quality care delivery. Through managing the administrative and financial aspects of the ward, the jobholder will ensure cost effective use of resources.

L24 is a 32-bedded a predominantly female neurosurgical inpatient ward. The role requires direct management of approximately 60 whole time equivalent nurses and support staff. The role will require collaborative working across 3 Clinical Service Units to ensure that patient pathways are efficient and deliver exceptional quality outcomes.

The jobholder is responsible for the ward/department clinical budget of nearly �2.5m.

4. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Qualifications

Registered Nurse (RN Adult for adult clinical areas or RN Child for children's areas) (Level 1 or 2)

Recognised teaching/assessing qualification

First Degree or equivalent professional experience

Evidence of professional and leadership development

Experience

Extensive post registration experience

Significant experience within a leadership position

Evidence of effective leadership development

Understanding of performance management strategies

Experience of clinical audit and standard setting

Evidence of service development and or facilitation of change management

Budgetary management experience (desirable)

Skills

Demonstrates influencing and negotiation skills

Self-confidence, uses this to lead, involve and challenge others appropriate

Displays high motivation and commitment to success

Demonstrates problem solving and analytical skills

Ability to prioritise workload and met deadlines whilst paying attention to detail

Ability to work under pressure

Clinical leadership

Appraisal skills

Education and training

Management

Recruitment and selection knowledge

Can demonstrate an understanding of current issues in health and social care

Standards of professional practice

Personal Attributes

Ensures personal and professional behaviour and integrity at all times

Role model

Compassionate and caring

Excellent interpersonal skills

Innovator

Motivator of self and others

Assertive

Courage

Flexibility, adaptable, capable of lateral thinking

Ability to manage and identify stress in self and others

Positive approach to change

Able to deliver feedback effectively

THE LEEDS WAY VALUES

Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:

Patient-centred

Collaborative

Fair

Accountable

Empowered

All our actions and endeavours will be guided and evaluated through these values

Additionally the following are core values which relate specifically to this post:

Commitment to support, uphold and demonstrate the core values and behaviours of LTHT

Commitment to delivering high quality compassionate evidence based care, in accordance with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) policies and guidelines

Commitment to working in a multi-disciplinary team

Commitment to the clinical area, valuing the contribution of all team members, encouraging a positive and creative working environment

Commitment to own personal and professional development and to the development of others within the team.

WEST YORKSHIRE ASSOCIATION OF ACUTE TRUSTS (WYAAT)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients.

By bringing together the wide range of skills and expertise across West Yorkshire and Harrogate we are working differently, innovating and driving forward change to deliver the highest quality care. By working for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust this is your opportunity to be a part of that change.

WYAAT is the acute sector arm of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, one of the largest integrated care systems in the country. The Partnerships ambition is for everyone to have the best possible health and wellbeing, and the work of WYAAT, and each individual trust, supports that ambition.

CORE BEHAVIOURS AND SKILLS

Leadership and management skills

Effective communication skills

Teaching and assessing skills

Preceptorship skills

Organisational skills

Time management skills

Quality improvement skills

Understanding of evidence based practice research conscious

Team player

Learns from incidents and complaints

Conflict resolution

Managing stress

Uses initiative to resolve issues within their own control

Ability to act professionally at all times

CORE KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

Understands the business of the ward

Understanding of the local and national nursing agenda

Understanding of relevant national service guidance pertinent to the service

Awareness of Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust guidelines and policies

Understanding of organisational structures

Commitment to clinical audit, research and evidence based practice

Understanding of budget management

Understanding of Human resources policies and guidance as pertinent to the management and leadership of the clinical team

Knowledge and understanding of current issues in health and social care

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Leadership

Provide leadership to the clinical team

Support and inspire staff to provide efficient, effective, safe, quality care to patients

Deliver a positive patient experience

Promote the building of effective teams and collaboration between teams

Anticipate problems and take preventative or mitigating actions, or have contingency plans available

Work with Matron to lead the development of ward/department nursing practice, reflecting the Clinical Service Unit and Trust business plans

Work with the Matron and or Head of Nursing to suggest and develop new roles/ways of working

Delegate and empower staff whilst maintaining overall, continuing responsibility and accountability

Line manage the nursing team, including individual and team performance, attendance, management and workforce planning

Ensure the effective deployment of staff is mapped against the flow of patients to provide safe and effective care

Support and participate in local and trustwide recruitment events

Manage the use of bank and agency

Investigate and respond to accidents, complaints, untoward incidents and other significant events

Deliver an effective, safe, quality service within budgetary envelope

Raise and respond to concerns with regards to risk, danger, malpractice or wrongdoing by following the LTHT whistle blowing policy and supporting processes

Deputise for Matron in their absence

Clinical

Act in accordance to the Nursing and Midwifery Councils Code: Professional Standards Practice and Behaviour

Supervise ward staff with regards clinical practice and patient experience to promote the delivery of excellent clinical standards

Provide a visible clinical lead and role model to the nursing and wider team by delivering high quality compassionate care as an expert practitioner

Ensure that documentation standards are maintained in accordance with NMC and LTHT guidelines, whether written or computerised.

Promote and maintain positive working relationships between all staff, internal and external to the Trust, involved in the care of patients

Set, monitor and seek to continuously improve standards and the quality of patient care, including those standards defined in local and national guidance

Maintain a safe working environment

Ensure the safe use and efficient management of equipment and supplies

Promote compassionate evidence based practice, wherever possible

Work with Matron to ensure that clinical governance processes at ward/dept level encompass measures to ensure the quality of the fundamental and essential aspects of care

Balance clinical risk and clinical decision making against context

Work with the Infection Prevention and Control Team and Facilities to monitor the environment to maintain and raise standards

Undertake duties on other wards or departments as and when required by the service

Act in such a way that safeguards the health and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults at all times. Is familiar with and adheres to the LTHT safeguarding policies.

Person spec

Skills & behaviours

Essential criteria

Special knowledge of Local and national nursing agenda Special Knowledge of current issues in health and social care Special knowledge of standards of professional practice

Additional Requirements

Essential criteria

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

Qualifications

Essential criteria

Registered Nurse (RN Adult for adult clinical areas or RN Child for childrens areas) (Level 1 or 2) Recognised teaching/assessing qualification Degree in Nursing or related subject or equivalent professional experience Evidence of effective professional and leadership development

Extensive post registration experience. Significant experience within a leadership role or equivalent Experience of managing and leading a team Audit & Standard setting Service development and/or change management

Person Specification

Skills & behaviours

Essential

  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own and others workload
  • Skills and knowledge required to lead and develop team members
  • Compassionate and caring
  • Capable of lateral thinking
  • Motivator of self and others
  • Positive approach to change
  • Assertive and courageous
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Able to identify and manage stress in self and others


Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (RN Adult for adult clinical areas or RN Child for childrens areas) (Level 1 or 2)
  • Degree in Nursing or related subject or equivalent professional experience
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification
  • Evidence of effective professional and leadership development


Desirable

  • Recognised relevant specialist training.


Experience

Essential

  • Extensive post registration experience.
  • Significant experience within a leadership role or equivalent
  • Experience of managing and leading a team
  • Audit & Standard setting experience
  • Service development and/or change management experience


Desirable

  • Budget management
  • Clinical experience within the speciality


Additional Requirements

Essential

  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for the post.


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