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Senior Sister - Band 7 Cheddar Ward

Job Description

Weston super Mare has grown to become one of the country's most popular seaside destinations, with a fabulous sandy beach, donkey rides and candy floss. The beach is complemented by lively bars, popular restaurants and of course, the famous pier, which was severely damaged by fire in July 2008 and re-opened to great acclaim in 2010.

Weston also has a number of new housing developments, an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ college with a number of sites including a University Campus. Weston truly has a family friendly culture making it a wonderful place to live and work.

North Somerset, the surrounding county, has a fabulous coastline along with superb English countryside. Should you be relocating to Weston, you'll find yourself visiting famous sites such as Cheddar Gorge sooner or later.

The large, diverse cities of Bristol and Bath are only a short journey by car or train, and our convenient location just off Junction 21 of the M5 means the rest of Somerset, Devon and Cornwall are virtually on the doorstep.

Caring for you with P.R.I.D.E our Trust values

May we take this opportunity to introduce you to our P.R.I.D.E Campaign, which sought to describe what working at Weston Area Health NHS Trust should mean for individuals. It has been recognised that the concept of P.R.I.D.E is valuable and it allows the organisation to describe and subscribe to a set of princeplees about how we do things around here.

We have simplified the Trust values to make direct links to what is important to us on a day to day basis which are:

P - People

R - Reputation

I - Innovation

D - Dignity

E - Excellence

Weston Area Health Trust

Ward Sister - Band 7

Full time 375 hours per week

Fixed Term until 31st March 2017

Are you looking for a new opportunity where you can make a real difference?

We have great plans for Cheddar Ward our 20 bedded (acute care of the elderly ward/acute medical ward) and we need an enthusiastic, experienced registered Nurse who has demonstrable leadership qualities and a commitment and drive to develop patient centered care.

You will be expected to effectively manage a ward team, provide clinical leadership and ensure the efficient and effective management of resources and the care environment so that patient care is organized to meet the needs of the patient. Your role as a ward sister will be to deliver a high standard of patient care provide leadership to the ward team and the delivery of patient safety, through the principles of care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment.

The successful candidate will have opportunities for personal and professional development, involvement in wider organizational projects to support the delivery of high quality standards of care.

For further information or to arrange and informal visit please contact:

Matron Suzanne Luxton on  ( Phone number removed ) 

‘At risk’ NHS employees from BNSSG who apply for this role will be interviewed first and external applicants should expect to receive a response to their application after the initial interview round.

Job Reference: AT849 Closing Date: 27th October 2016

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received sufficient numbers of applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Weston Area Health Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff must be aware of, and follow Weston Area Health Trust guidance and policies on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable adults and it is your duty to report any concerns you may have through your line manager and the Trust’s designated Safeguarding Lead.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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