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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse to apply for a Senior Sister / Charge Nurse Band 7 position on the Rutson Unit at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton

The Ruston Unit is a community hospital providing specialist rehabilitation for patients who have suffered a stroke or have neurological problems. The Unit receives admission from Ward 28 Acute Stroke Unit at the James Cook University Hospital and also patients for general rehabilitation from across the Trust.

This post will require an inspirational leader who can maintain and improve standards, and deliver change with the support of the Matron and the whole multi-disciplinary team, to ensure we achieve the highest standards.

We are looking to recruit an individual who can support, motivate and inspire junior staff and colleagues alike. Applicants will need to be highly focused and demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively, working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

You must have post qualification experience to include a recent background in stroke and rehabilitation services. You will be confident and competent to lead and direct a team and you will possess a portfolio of personal development which reflects your leadership skills and abilities.

Do you possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills? Do you have a desire to work in a community hospital setting with a passion for providing care that is first class? Are you full of ideas for ways care could be delivered to ensure this is achieved? If the answer is yes, is this post for you?

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact us.

Please be aware, there are occasions where some vacancies may close prior to the closing date advertised. This will only happen where sufficient applications are received AND will be made evident on the job advert.

Please note if you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from so please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Existing employees of South Tees NHS Foundation Trust currently on the Redeployment Register, who meet the essential criteria for this post, will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to all other applicants.

IMPORTANT - Please ensure you read the 'Guidance Notes for Applicants' document attached to this advert before you start to complete your application form. This document provides detailed advice regarding the completion of your application form. The guidance document also provides in detail what identification and certificates you must provide at interview should you be shortlisted. As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references from their last continuous 3 year employment and/or training/education. The referees MUST be a Line Manager/Supervisor. Applicants are requested to ensure email addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references and references from colleagues are not acceptable.

Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants and those who are not contacted within six weeks of the closing date should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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