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Senior Staff Nurse

Employer
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
Location
Brighton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Neurosurgical Team has recently expanded and is located in Brighton. We offer a full range of Neurosurgical and Neurovascular services and also support poly trauma.

Its an extremely exciting time with the recent move to the Louisa Martindale building . Not only is this a purpose built ward it creates extra opportunities for development. The Louisa Martindale Building is the newest clinical building in NHS England and the first stage of the 3Ts Redevelopment offering state of the art accommodation for 28 outpatient, ward and specialist services across its 11 floors.

This 32 bedded ward cares for a wide range of patients requiring brain and spinal surgery, as well as ENT and Maxillo facial surgery. This post will appeal to you if you enjoy working in a very busy and dynamic environment.

You will have completed a post-registration course in neurosciences and have a several years' recent acute experience in a neuroscience setting.

Applicants must also have a mentorship qualification, Practice Assessor qualification or be working towards this.

You will need to be motivated to develop yourself and other staff within the team.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop leadership and management within an acute setting.

We are proud to be able to offer a variety of flexible working options and contracts. For further information please refer to the Flexible Working for Registered Nurses document which is attached to this advert.

Main duties of the job

To support the ward manager in providing effective clinical leadership that ensures quality patient care good communication safe and efficient management of the service/department within allocated resources facilitates the development of all the staff within the team
  • To act as role model and expert practitioner
  • To undertake delegated responsibility in the absence of the ward manager


About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer abuddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength and want you to feel included to help as always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to success. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. Were proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.
  • In the absence of the Ward Manager, to be a visible and accessible presence on the ward to whom the staff, patients and their relatives/carers can turn to for assistance.
  • To act as an expert for the care of a specified group of patients, providing effective leadership and acting as a positive role model
  • To acknowledge own clinical limitations and refer issues out of own scope of practice to more experienced colleagues. To seek professional education or training to overcome these deficiencies
  • To undertake appropriate training in venepuncture, cannulation and administration of intravenous therapy and undertake sufficient practice to become an assessor for other staff in the department
  • With the Ward Manager, to take the lead in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care. To ensure that all patients have a plan of care which is individualized and evidence based and is in line with local policies and procedures. To ensure that the plan of care is regularly updated to reflect any change in the patients condition and that there is evidence of an evaluation of the effectiveness of the care given.
  • Assist the Ward Manager to ensure that there is regular review of documentation practice and that focused action plans are developed when areas of concern are identified.
  • To ensure that admissions, transfers and discharges are planned in accordance with Trust policy, liaising effectively with partner agencies to ensure best outcome for the patient.


Person Specification

Neurosurgery experience

Essential

  • Neurosurgery experience
  • Airway experience
  • RGN


Desirable

  • surgical experience


Junior experience

Essential

  • post qualification


Desirable

  • leadership skills


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Essential

  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues.
  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role.


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)

Address

Royal Sussex County Hospital

Eastern Road

Brighton

BN2 5BE

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

279-6382612-JUN24

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