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Junior Sister/ Charge Nurse - Dinmore Ward

Employer
Wye Valley NHS Trust
Location
Hereford
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024
Dinmore is a 24 bed Ortho-Geriatric Ward located on the top floor of the new Frailty Block. We mainly admit patients who have fractured their Neck of Femur, caring for them holistically pre and post operatively. We also care for patients with pelvic fractures as well as general Frailty patients we receive from both Ashgrove and Garway Ward to facilitate patient flow through Frailty.

As a B6 Junior Sister/Charge Nurse you will be responsible for promoting and implementing practice conducive to the development of high quality patient care by providing professional, clinical and managerial leadership. You will be expected to take charge of the Unit in the absence of the Ward Sister and provide support and guidance to all staff.

Main duties of the job

Dinmore Ward is looking for an experienced nurse to support the Ward Sister with the day to day management of the ward. The successful candidate will be expected to take on the management and daily oversight of Dinmore in the absence of the Ward Sister. We have increased our B6 numbers to ensure that there is B6 cover on the ward 24/7 and to improve all aspects of the care we give and this post is an exciting opportunity.

As a Junior Sister/Charge Nurse on Dinmore you will have responsibility for monitoring standards and quality in the development, implementation and evaluation of patient care. You will monitor and support staff training and education, risk management reporting at ward level.

A clinical background in acute general medicine or orthopaedics is essential to this role to support the nursing team and ensure our patients receive the right standard of care.

As a Junior Sister/Charge Nurse, you will work closely with the multi professional team members to enhance service delivery. As an individual new to the role, you will be well supported by your peers within the medical division.

The successful candidate will be someone who is passionate about nursing and values the contribution nursing makes to high quality patient care.

Applicants must be resilient, enthusiastic, motivated and willing to embrace and able to facilitate change.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience within relevant clinical area
  • Proven experience and achievements at Band 5 or equivalent
  • Experience of teaching within clinical areas


Desirable

  • To provide evidence of involvement of service development


Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to a wide range of people
  • Leadership ability
  • Time management of self and others
  • Demonstrate an ability to problem solve complex situations


Desirable

  • Experience of Change Management


Education & Qualifications

Essential

  • RGN
  • Teaching qualification or courses relevant to specialty or studying towards


Desirable

  • Relevant Diploma/Degree or equivalent


Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust

Address

County Hospital

Hereford

HR1 2ER

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229-MED-6300367

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