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Junior Ward Sister / Charge Nurse

Job Description

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute hospital services and community health services across Wiltshire. We have approximately 5,200 staff who pride themselves in delivering an outstanding service to patients and users.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for junior ward sister / charge nurse clinical leads. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated registered nurse.

This is a chance for strong leaders and role models to lead in the delivery of high quality patient care, ensuring that all care assessment tools are in place and are fully utilised.

You will also act as a clinical resource for staff, providing teaching and education to them as required. You will be expected to be creative and visionary and participate in the review and development of clinical competency to support clinical practice and ongoing development.

An awareness of local performance outcomes, regulatory and legislative standards is expected as you will be responsible for monitoring and providing professional support.

As a ward leader, you will take an active role in service improvement and ward efficiency, through regular audit, outcomes, feedback and review.

The successful candidate will be an agent for change and require excellent communication and interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a patient focused interdisciplinary team.

Experience of working in an Intermediate Care or Community environment is essential. Internal rotation would be expected. If you think this is the opportunity for you and you are up for a challenge, we look forward to hearing from you.

For further information regarding this opportunity please contact Matron Ernie Sevilla on  ( Phone number removed ) .

For any recruitment queries please contact the Recruitment Team on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Please note this vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if interested. We will endeavour to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period. The probationary period works alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment that allows new staff to learn the key elements of the role within a reasonable and realistic timescale.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates that are offered a position after the 1st July 2016 will be required to pay for their own DBS checks if one is required for the post they are offered. For standard DBS checks the cost is £26 and will recovered from the first months pay; for enhanced DBS checks the cost is £44 and will be split over the first 2 months pay. (£22 each month)

If you are offered a bank post that requires a DBS you will need to pay for this prior to commencing.

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