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Sister / Charge Nurse - Durrington Ward

Job Description

With comments from Staff, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has been placed in the Health Service Journal Top 100 best healthcare organisations in the country to work. In its citation for the Trust, the Assessors said of the Trust: “There is an open and honest feel at Salisbury Foundation Trust and a genuine desire to give good quality care throughout all levels and departments of the organisation.'

We are a well established acute Trust with a track record of high performance and provide a broad range of services for the populations served by Wiltshire, Dorset and West Hampshire CCGs, alongside highly regarded specialist services with excellent clinical networks both locally and nationally. We have about 470 beds and employ just under 4,000 staff.

We offer excellent staff benefits including an on site day nursery and holiday playscheme, an on site staff club with 2 indoor heated swimming pools and a fully equipped gym and squash court. We have a state of the art education centre and library and can offer staff accommodation.

Situated in the south of Wiltshire, Salisbury is surrounded by beautiful countryside including Salisbury Plain and the New Forest. Salisbury is supported by good transport links, particularly to London and the West Country. In addition it offers a rich mix of entertainment and activities and is well known for its art and culture.

Durrington Ward is a 21 bedded unit primarily focusing on acute care for older people. The unit is a Rapid Assessment Unit and receives patients from ED and The Medical Admissions Unit. We have a professional multidisciplinary team including Doctors, discharge facilitators, OT, physio and Social care to ensure the rapid assessment and treatment for patients. We work closely with patients carers and relatives.

We are looking for a dynamic, dedicated and well motivated registered Nurse who is willing to play an active role in the challenging and rewarding developments currently taking place within The Trusts Elderly Care Department. We are looking at expanding elderly care services throughout the hospital with a focus on Frailty.

The candidates must have good organisational, interpersonal skill and a willingness to develop their own professional knowledge. You will play an important role in the management and support of student Nurses and take an active interest in teaching and mentoring and sharing of knowledge and skills.

The successful candidate will be supported to develop their leadership ability and management skills and will lead by example to deliver excellence in patient care. There is a thorough induction process and numerous learning opportunities’. We are committed to looking after our staff.

We are looking for a Registered Nurse to work days, nights and weekends on an internal rotation basis to ensure senior presence is available 24/7 and to maintain high standard’s in care delivery.

If you want to make a difference to patients and their families, feel a sense of achievement in your job we would love to hear from you. Informal visits are positively welcomed.

Please read the job description and person specification carefully and ensure that your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required.

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