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Sister/Charge Nurse - Emergency Department

Employer
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
Location
Dartford
Salary
£37,162 to £44,629 incl HCAS per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
The Emergency Department at Darent Valley Hospital is a very busy and diverse department. We have patients attend by ambulance, patients that self -present and patients that are referred. The emergency department is made up of different areas treating a range of different symptoms and conditions.

This is an internal advert for maternity cover and seeks individuals with paediatric acute/HDU/ED experience

As a band 6 charge nurse you would be expected to understand and work within all areas of the department, coordinating patient care, managing flow and supporting a junior team whilst maintaining patient safety.

Main duties of the job

The ED team is passionate about getting it right for patients and their families- in order to support and enhance the care we provide we are looking to recruit Band 6 Sisters/Charge Nurse to join our busy team.

We are looking for self-motivated nurses to help take the department forward - you must be committed, flexible and approachable with substantial ED nursing experience.

A strong interest in developing new staff and a proactive approach to delivering a high standard of evidence based care is essential. You must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of current issues in emergency care and be able to translate this into quality nursing.

You will be supported by a Team Leader, Practice Development Nurse and Clinical Matron and the post would offer you the opportunity to be part of a motivated and forward thinking team.

Working days and or shift patterns will be agreed by the line manager to meet the needs of the service.

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

As a band 6 sister/charge nurse in the emergency department you must be able to follow polices and procedures whilst keeping patients safe and prioritising the work load of different areas effectively . You will be expected to coordinated all areas of the department from UTC to resus whilst assisting and supporting junior staff. It is essential that you have skills such as cannulation, plastering, catheterisation , IT skills, triage and ILS. Be able to recognise a deterioration patient and escalate effectively.

You must be confident enough to delegate to a team and communicate effectively with both patients and a multi-disciplinary team.

As a band 6 sister/charge nurse you would be expected to act as a role model and share knowledge to both junior staff and students, and be prepared to work alongside the band 7 senior sisters/charge nurses in managing a team with in the department and sharing knowledge.

Previous emergency or critical care experience would be preferred.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RN Level.
  • Post Graduate A& E/Critical Care Qualification or working towards
  • Evidence of CPD.
  • ALS
  • Mentorship/Practice Assessor
  • HDU course


Desirable

  • Degree or working towards.
  • TNCC
  • Ongoing research/audit or publication


Experience

Essential

  • Sufficient recent experience at Band 5 within A& E


Desirable

  • Experience within specific specialty.


Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrable leadership skills
  • Computer literacy.
  • Demonstrable teaching skills
  • Cannulation
  • Phlebotomy
  • IV additives
  • Male catheterisation


Desirable

  • Knowledge and research within specific specialty.
  • Human Resource skills


Employer details

Employer name

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Address

Darent Valley Hospital

Darenth Wood Road

Dartford

DA2 8DA

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252-6413364

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