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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

Employer
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Banbury
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum/ pro rata
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Band 6 Emergency Department

The Emergency Department at The Horton General Hospital currently has a vacancy for a Junior Sister/Charge Nurse.

We are a friendly team of skilled practitioners, who take pride in the quality of the care we provide in a fast-paced and demanding environment. We know the values of providing excellent care to the most vulnerable patients, at times of high stress for them and their families.

Main duties of the job

This role will be vital in supporting our current senior nurse team in the emergency department. The key role is identified below as per JD. Please read specifications page for relevant qualification criteria

o To act as the shift co-coordinator on a day-to-day basis, providing supervision and support to the multi -disciplinary team.

o Develop, manage and monitor the performance of a team of nurses, ensuring that the highest standards of care and safety are achieved and maintained at all times

oPromote effective communication and teamwork at all levels

oDemonstrate clinical leadership skills and evidence of specialist knowledge

oAssist the Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse, in management of staff within the Emergency Department including human resource management, clinical governance and risk management.

oContribute toward the strategic and operational development of the department

Experience of working in the emergency department is vital.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more here www.ouh.nhs.uk

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The overall purpose of this role is to: -* To act as the shift co-coordinator on a day-to-day basis, providing supervision and support to the multi disciplinary team.* Develop, manage and monitor the performance of a team of nurses, ensuring that the highest standards of care and safety are achieved and maintained at all times* Promote effective communication and teamwork at all levels* Demonstrate clinical leadership skills and evidence of specialist knowledge* Assist the Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse, in management of staff within the Emergency Department including human resource management, clinical governance and risk management.* Contribute toward the strategic and operational development of thedepartmentMain ResponsibilitiesClinical Practice and researchThe post holder will: -* Deliver a patient centered style of practice that reflects and promotes the beliefs and values of professional nursing practice and patient care.* Assume co-ordinator role for shift on a day -to- day basis, responsible for the deployment of staff, and the provision of optimal care for all patients.* Set and maintain standards of practice, conduct or decision making inconjunction with Head Nurse.* In collaboration with others, develop specialist policies and protocols for the area* Promote effective communication and liaison with other health careprofessionals with ongoing responsibility for patient care.* Adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct and Scope of Professional Practice at all times.* Demonstrate a commitment to research, evidence based practice and clinical excellence and participate in the introduction of research-based changes to improve patient care.* Demonstrate an understanding of accountability, responsibility and duty of care.* With Support of the senior Sister / Charge Nurse, act as a clinical team leader and develop a team of nurses, providing support and clinical supervision.* Develop and implement training programmes and educational packages for junior staff.* With support of the senior Sister / Charge Nurse, conduct annual staffappraisals, giving constructive feedback, facilitating development of personal development plans and ensuring objectives are met.* Provide support and guidance for mentors.Management and Organisational roleThe post holder will: -* Promote effective interpersonal relationships with all members of the multi disciplinary team thereby ensuring a good team spirit and collaborative and holistic working practices.* Demonstrating a problem solving approach to clinical and managementissues, seeking advice from senior nurses as appropriate* Identify nursing / patient needs with the multi-disciplinary team, assisting colleagues and advising on patient care issues where appropriate.* Facilitate departmental projects, audits and quality initiatives in collaboration with senior staff.* Be proactive in undertaking specific responsibilities as delegated by the senior Sister/ Charge Nurse/ Head Nurse.* Ensure equipment, supplies, disposables and staffing resources are used appropriately by all staff.* Report and act on untoward incidents such as complaints, clinicalemergencies, and injury or drug administration errors as detailed indepartmental and Trust protocols and procedures.* Demonstrate an awareness of budgetary restrictions and their implications for the department.* Be involved with developing and implementing local departmental policies,educating and supporting junior staff in their implementation.* Participate in the implementation of departmental and Trust policies, providing training and support for staff in their utilisation* Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of organizational andgovernmental policies and agendas, identifying implications for patient care, staff management and budgetary targets.* Participate in the implementation of the organizational zero tolerance policy and support junior staff in relation to it.Professional Development and EducationThe post holder will: -* Continually update nursing practice in accordance with current research and evidence in nursing and specialist practice.* Promote and practice evidence based nursing care, implementing new ideas and changes for the benefit of patient care and staff development.* Accept responsibility for own personal and professional growth and formaintaining a record of evidence of professional development experiences within a Personal Professional Portfolio.* Discuss personal and professional development needs during an annual appraisal with Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse / Head Nurse and develop, agree and document action points in a personal development plan.* Act as mentor to students and colleagues, planning and implementingorientation programmes, guiding practice, assessing competence, enabling and supporting their learning.* Attend mandatory study days and others relevant to their clinical area.

Person Specification

Values and Behaviours

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate the ability to put patients at the heart of what you do and recognising different needs by encouraging a spirit of support, integrity, respect and teamwork
  • Shows pride in the quality of care they provide for patients and learning from successes and setbacks.
  • Able to deliver a high standard of care for patients and always striving to improve on what you do through change and innovation.
  • Able to proactively support colleagues in the delivery of care commensurate with Trust values and behaviours.


Education, training, qualifica

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (Part 1. 8. 12 or 15 of register depending on area of practice) or National certification in area of Practice.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of an ongoing NMC revalidation.
  • Minimum of 3 years acute care registered nurse experience.
  • Evidence of achievement on a Nursing and Midwifery, (NMC) approved Mentorship qualification.


Desirable

  • UK recognised Degree in Nursing relevant to post
  • Post-graduate qualification related to an area of practice.


Clinical Practice

Essential

  • Articulate and knowledgeable of skills needed to deliver a high standard of care in the area of practice.
  • Able to work under own initiative within boundaries of role
  • Demonstrates awareness of importance of working as part of a team.
  • Able to document observations, results, decisions and actions etc. effectively in patient's notes and communicate these effectively to appropriate members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Able to communicate effectively with patients/relatives and carers and all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Able to proactively contribute to the education of learners and non-registered and less experienced staff.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage, direct and evaluate the nursing care for a defined caseload of patients


Desirable

  • Competent to administer intravenous medicines
  • Competent in central venous access management


Leadership and Management

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to prioritise own workload and that of others as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain and contribute to the development of standards of practice, conduct or decision making in conjunction with team leaders/ward manager/unit co-ordinator
  • Acts as a role model and are able to lead by example to ensure the Trust's values and behaviours are reinforced throughout their area of practice
  • Able to supervise non-registered and less experienced staff to ensure effective care delivery.
  • Able to effectively and appropriately escalate concerns to reduce risk and promote patient safety.


Desirable

  • Previous experience of managing clinical incidents and complaints.
  • Previous experience in the relevant specialty
  • Previous substantive management experience of specific clinical area


Quality

Essential

  • Understanding of professional and current issues related to area of practice.
  • Demonstrates ability to keep up to date with professional issues that influence nursing practice relating to the area of clinical practice, management education and research.
  • Able to identify own learning needs and ensure own professional development is maintained by keeping up to date with practice developments
  • Able to lead the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies/protocols/guidelines relevant to area of practice.
  • Demonstrates ability to question and challenge nursing practice in a constructive way so that standards of patient care are continually evaluated and improved.
  • Previous evidence of leadership within practice and the multidisciplinary team.


Desirable

  • Recognition as having abilities for innovation within their sphere of practice.


Other

Essential

  • Motivated and able to articulate reasons for desire to work in the specific practice area


Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Horton General Hospital

Oxford Road

Banbury

OX16 9AL

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