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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse - A&E

Employer
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
Location
Dartford
Salary
£45,753 to £52,067 incl HCAS per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The post holder carries continuing responsibility for the assessment and delivery of care needs to patients attending ED including resource management of the area, capacity and patient pathways.

They will be expected to provide professional leadership outside the department by actively contributing to Directorate and Trust wide nursing projects. They will be responsible for escalation of issues which will adversely affect performance and problem solve.

Other duties include deployment of nursing staff and teaching of students.They will be an expert resource in all clinical matters.

Main duties of the job

The post holder carries continuing responsibility throughout the 24 hours period for the assessment and delivery of care needs, resource management of the Emergency Department including budgets, capacity and patient pathways. This post also carries continuing responsibility for the management of the department team, including deployment of nursing staff and teaching of students. They will be expected to provide professional leadership outside the department by actively contributing to Directorate and Trust wide nursing projects.

About us

We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer. We strive to employ people who reflect the communities we serve, and aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Whatever your race, ethnicity, belief, generation, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or experience, you'll appreciate the opportunities we give you to work in an inclusive atmosphere. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to build on the progress we've achieved to make our Trust diverse and the best place to work. We celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that help us overcome challenges and embrace new possibilities.

If you are considering applying for a role, please be aware that as an NHS Employee you may have contact with vulnerable service users. We strongly encourage that all of our staff are double vaccinated against COVID-19, in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and our patients. Your commitment will help us to put the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a detailed description of the Job roles and responsibilities please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Essential

  • Registered Paediatric Nurse on the NMC register
  • Recognised mentorship course
  • Committed to and evidence of CPD
  • Computer Literacy
  • APLS or EPALS
  • Competent clinical skills: cannulation, phlebotomy, POP, IV additives etc.


KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Knowledge of Paediatric ED environment and working practices
  • Current evidence-based practice
  • Knowledge of national quality indicators
  • In depth knowledge of safeguarding at level 4
  • In depth knowledge of confidentiality


EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Sufficient experience within paediatric ED at Band 6
  • Evidence of dealing with difficult situations
  • People management experience in an acute setting
  • Managerial and leadership skills
  • Ability to manage change at ward level/dept. level
  • Demonstrable excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable ability to prioritise own workload, and that of other people
  • Committed to developing role as SSR / CN


Desirable

  • Teaching and assessment skills
  • Evidence of implementing change
  • Attended clinical leadership programme
  • Management training
  • Extended IT skills


Employer details

Employer name

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Address

Darent Valley Hospital

Darenth Wood Road

Dartford

DA2 8DA

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252-6186907

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