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Sister / Charge Nurse

Job Description

BMI Healthcare has a reputation based on 30 years of clinical excellence and commitment to our patients and staff. Our mission is to deliver exceptional experiences for the patients treated in our 58 hospitals in the UK – and to do that, we need exceptional people.

BMI Healthcare’s Clementine Churchill Hospital in Harrow has a vacancy for a Sister / Charge Nurse to join their team of staff within the Urgent Care Centre.

This post is for 375 hours per week

Work in conjunction with and as part of wards based Multi-Professional Teams and provider agencies to develop discharge plans that enable patients who are assessed as medically fit, but have complex care needs to be discharged safely into their homes/ home cares in a timely and safe manner in line with the Delayed Discharges Act 2003

It is essential that applicants have the following:

  • Must be a Registered General Nurse with experience in discharge
  • Knowledge of NMC Codes and guidelines and their implications for practice
  • Knowledge of the Care Standards Act and Care Quality Commission Requirements
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance tools
  • Knowledge of current issues relating to nursing and health sectors

Duties of this role include:

  • Support Ward Multi-disciplinary teams and named nurses to provide high quality accurate documentation to enable timely Health Needs Assessments for the Continuing Healthcare assessment process.
  • Support Ward Multi-disciplinary teams and work closely with therapy staff to ensure high quality and timely Rehabilitation Assessments are undertaken and progressed
  • Promote the up-take of community services to enable patients to be supported/rehabilitated safely in their own home/community facility for as long as possible
  • Undertake patient-centred assessments that respect dignity and choice and promote independence. This includes risk assessments, and contributing to multi - professional assessments when appropriate.
  • Identify adequate personal resources by using an assessment tool with a built in resource allocation function.
  • Make direct safeguarding referrals as agreed with the Director of Nursing.
  • Support adult safeguarding investigations in accordance with policies and procedures, and provide detailed and professional responses by implementing protection plans, upholding standards and within agreed time scales.
  • Recognise and support carers in their role, while enabling them to maintain a life beyond their caring responsibility

Please see attached role profile for further detailed information on the responsibilities and accountabilities of this vacancy.

Being the UK’s largest private healthcare provider, BMI Healthcare is able to offer staff excellent training support and progression potential, making this an excellent place to work.

Independent sector employer – BMI Healthcare employment terms and conditions apply.

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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