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Band 6 Sister

Employer
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 position on Ward 4A.

We are a 32 bedded acute surgical ward caring for neurosurgical, orthopaedic and trauma patients, we also have a 10 bedded high dependency area. You will be responsible for providing assistance and support to the Ward Manager, junior staff and the multidisciplinary team in the planning, implementing and evaluating care delivery to patients through continuously developing clinical expertise in all aspects of Neurosurgical, Orthopaedic & Trauma care. To contribute to the provision of an efficiently managed department by ensuring evidence based nursing practice promoted in a safe and suitable environment. To provide the nursing leadership necessary to support and develop the nursing team

Main duties of the job

PERSON SPECIFICATION - Sister/Charge Nurse Band 6

CRITERIA

WEIGHT

H/M/L

1.

1

A minimum of 3 years Neurosurgical or Orthopedic experience essential or equivalent at Band 5

H

2.

Educated to degree level or willingness to undertake course

M

3.

Participate in relevant training to become a practice assessor

H

4.

Effective clinical assessment & decision making skills.

H

5.

Willingness to further expand knowledge and skills.

H

6.

Ward management experience (previous).

M

7.

Acute awareness of patient acuity and flow of patients through critical care.

H

8.

Demonstrate strong leadership skills

H

9.

Display role-modelling behaviour & professionalism

H

10.

Demonstrate budgetary awareness

H

11.

Effective communication skills (written/verbal)

H

12.

Knowledge of resource management or previous experience

H

About us

As one of Europe's biggest and busiest children's hospitals, at Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, we treat everything from common illnesses to highly complex and specialist conditions.In addition to our main hospital site, we offer paediatric services at a number of community sites and hold local clinics across Merseyside, Cumbria, Shropshire, Wales and the Isle of Man. We also provide specialist inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs in our recently relocated and newly opened state of the art facility.

Alder Hey has a thriving research portfolio and leads research into children's medicines, infection, inflammation and oncology. We are becoming recognised as one of the world's leaders in children's healthcare and research. We contribute to public health, lead cutting-edge research and teach the next generation of children's specialists. Alongside this is ourInnovation Hub, a dedicated space where clinicians and industries can come together to create new products and technologies.

We know that a children's hospital is different and that our job is more than just treating an illness. To us, every child is an individual. As well as giving them the very best care, we set out to make them feel happy, safe and confident as they play, learn and grow. At Alder Hey we are here to look after a child and their family and that includes mums, dads, brothers and sisters.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

AIMS OF THE POST:

Provide support to the Ward Manager to ensure safe and effective co-ordination of the unit.

Promote effective clinical decision making, to improve patient outcomes and increase patient flow.

Promote a high standard of nursing care and help embed evidenced based practices within the unit.

Support, teach and supervise the nursing team

Demonstrate through practice the desired role model to guide all levels of the nursing team.

Contribute to the provision of a well -led unit by ensuring the needs of the patients, staff and visitors are met.

CLINICAL RESPONSIBILTIES/COMPETENCIES:

Undertake a full assessment of the infant/child and the their family, plan, implement and evaluate care given.

Ensure that all planned care is evidence based/best practice, in line with local/Trust policies and guidelines

Assess patients triggering PEWs and escalate concerns, in line with Trust policies.

Willingness to take practices forward and expand skills.

Monitor infection control issues to ensure patient, staff and visitor safety.

Demonstrates professional accountability underpinned by the rules of the NMC, ensuring that these are applied consistently.

Provide effective communication to ensure a cohesive team approach within the critical care environment.

Encourage members of the nursing team to generate new ideas for the improvement of the services provided.

Continuously develop clinical role to ensure effective care is delivered within specialised areas of work, as determined by the unit needs.

Respond to clinical queries from staff, review patients and document actions, as required by clinical need.

Participate in audits and data collection to ensure that weekly targets are met.

MANAGEMENT DUTIES:

Demonstrate the ability to act up for the Ward Manager in their absence.

Counsel, appraise and give guidance and support as required.

Assist in the PDR process

Ensure that the trust management policies and procedures are understood and followed.

Undertake delegated responsibility for specific areas of operational management.

Ensure the safe and correct management of the controlled drugs on the unit

Awareness of emergency plans and roles within the unit.

Attend huddle with neurosurgical & Orthopaedic teams, promote effective communication channels and cascade information to team

Manage staff on a day to day basis, to ensure safe cover for the ward

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

Participate in pre and post registration training programmes and ensures a good learning environment within area of work.

Participate in preceptorship programmes for new staff on the unit.

Attend APLS training (mandatory requirement for the band 6 post) and maintain

Update personal knowledge by attending and participating in in-house Study days and in Service Training sessions to maintain knowledge and skills.

Ensure own mandatory/statutory training is up to date and facilitate others.

RESEARCH:

Promotes evidence practice by:
  • Disseminating relevant research findings to staff.
  • Encouraging and acting as a resource person for staff who are interested in undertaking research projects.
  • Advising and assisting with writing evidence based nursing standards, procedures and policies.

QUALITY ASSURANCE:

Assist in setting, maintaining and monitoring standards of care which support the Trust.

Awareness of Trust, CBU and ward targets.

Understanding of targets and financial challenges and constraints

Facilitate and co-ordinate the introduction of patient safety initiatives in line with Clinical Governance.

Maintain a healthy, safe and productive work environment.

HEALTH AND SAFETY:

Employees must be aware of the responsibilities placed upon them under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to ensure that the agreed safety procedures are carried out to maintain a safe working environment for patients, visitors and employees

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC Registered
  • three years Experience in Neurosurgery, orthopedics or Trauma


Desirable

  • Demonstration/experience of leadership
  • HDU Course completion


Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Alder hey childrens hospital

East Prescott Road

Liverpool

L12 2AP

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411-SUR-24-6299539

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