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Sister/Charge Nurse -Gastroenterology/Respiratory/Dermatology/Medicine

Job Description

At Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we value our staff and are committed to their development.

We are one of the largest Trusts in the country, with a turnover of £480 million. We employ more than 8,000 staff, and provide specialist, personalised care to a population of more than 600,000 people.

Sister/ Charge Nurse - Gastroenterology/Respiratory/Dermatology/Medicine

Band 6

Salary - £26, 302 - £35, 225 per annum - pro rata for part time

Hours: 375 per week, we are willing to consider both full and part time hours. This is a Rotational shift post, which will include weekend and night working.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sister, band 6, to join our team within this busy, friendly acute medical ward.

The Role:

  • Working within our team you will have the opportunity to experience the acute phase of illness in Gastroenterology, Respiratory and Dermatology patients.
  • As a Team Leader part of your role will be to support the senior sister in the management of the ward and development of the nursing team.
  • The role is within a team of three band 6 sisters.

The Person

  • You must be a Registered Nurse with a keen interest in acute medicine.
  • Possess excellent communication skills.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Enthusiastic and eager to expand your knowledge and skills.
  • Flexible with a keen sense of team work and in the development of others.
  • Committed to the 6 “C’s” principals of nursing of Care, Compassion, Communication, Competence, Courage and Commitment.
  • Excellent leadership skills.

In return we will offer you direct support from the Ward Manager and an opportunity to continue with professional development and lifelong learning programmes such as LEO course, ILM and Management Essentials. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is looking to develop their skills in managing a team of nurses within an acute medical environment.

This is a rotational post which will include weekend and limited night working. We are able to accommodate either full or part time hours. A job share would be considered.

We welcome informal enquiries and are also happy to arrange a visit if you would like to look around the ward and meet the team. Please contact Alison Hutt, Ward Manager  ( Phone number removed ) .

Applicants should assume they are unsuccessful if they haven’t been contacted by this date.

Job Ref- 318-16-573MC Closing date: 31st October 2016

Please note that this vacancy may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if you are 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.

Committed to safeguarding our community

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team at ( Email address removed )

Committed to supporting service personnel

As part of our commitment to support Service Personnel, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the Career Transition Partnership, offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for all qualifying Service and Ex-Service Personnel. To qualify for a guaranteed interview, candidates must meet the essential criteria for the post and be either a current member of the Armed Forces, or be within the two year period of resettlement. If this applies to you please email the job reference number and your AR number to the Recruitment Team at ( Email address removed )

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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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