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Clinical Sister/Charge Nurse - Hospital at Home

Job Description

Are you committed to delivering the best of care through the best of people?

Clinical Sister/Charge Nurse - Hospital at Home, Band 6 £26,302 - £35,225 per annum/pro rata

Medway NHS Foundation Trust is unique – undergoing transformational changes within the organisation that provides an extensive range of clinical services to a diverse population of approximately 400,000 across Medway and Swale. We are looking for a Clinical Sister/Charge Nurse who shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Medway Foundation Trust Hospital at Home Team are looking for a dynamic and highly motivated nurse who is able to work on their own initiative to work within this service. The H@H Team cares for patients in both the Medway and Swale areas in their own homes whilst still under the hospital consultant’s care.

You will be working closely with the patient and their family, all members of the Multi-disciplinary Team together with the consultant to provide oxygen support, weaning nebulisers, intravenous antibiotics, regular venepuncture, INR checks for DVT/PE patients etc and general monitoring of their condition on a daily basis in order to facilitate a safe discharge back to the care of the patient’s GP.

Ideally you would have a minimum of two years of experience as a Band 6 within an acute patient setting. Successful candidates would be able to work autonomously and have confidence and good clinical judgement in assessing patients on a daily basis. You would need to have excellent communication skills.

You will share our values and have our ambition to be the BEST!

For an informal discussion about the role please contact: Amanda Gibson, Matron for Discharge,  ( Phone number removed ) 

Medway NHS Foundation Trust will become a smoke free site on Monday 17 October 2016. This means that from this date, smoking will be completely prohibited in all Trust buildings, grounds and car parks for patients, visitors, staff and contractors. This will ensure that the hospital is a better place to work and a better place for our patients to be treated.

If you are currently a smoker and would like to receive free stop smoking advice, please contact the Medway Stop Smoking Service on  ( Phone number removed )  or  ( Phone number removed ) .”

For further details / informal visits contact:
Amanda Gibson, Matron for Discharge
 ( Phone number removed ) 

This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We wish to stress that no discourtesy is intended in following such a procedure, and you should not let this deter you from future applications.

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