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Sister/Charge Nurse

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QEHB provides direct clinical services to nearly 900,000 patients every year, serving a regional, national and international population. We are a regional centre for cancer, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe. The Trust has the largest kidney programme in the UK and is a major specialist centre for burns and plastic surgery.

We provide a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver, oncology and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK.

We are world-renowned for our trauma care and have developed pioneering surgical techniques in the management of ballistic and blast injuries, including bespoke surgical solutions for previously unseen injuries. As a result of its clinical expertise in treating trauma patients and military casualties, QEHB has been designated both a Level 1 Trauma Centre and host of the UK’s only £20m National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC).

We have just over 9000 members of staff and we are committed to investing in their development and their health and wellbeing.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard:  ( Phone number removed )  and for Non-Medical (inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 or 18395, Bank posts  ( Phone number removed ) .

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

Are you looking to develop your leadership skills and expand your role in Vascular and general Surgery? As a result of new developments within our vascular and general surgical services an exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent full time Band 6 Junior Sister/Charge Nurse.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and highly motivated Band 6 Junior Sister/charge nurse with the qualities required to lead a team of nurses, developing specialist nursing skills, as well as supporting the Senior Sister to deliver the best in care.

This is a fast paced, supportive and collaborative environment, and as an ideal candidate you will share our pride, drive and commitment to making this the service and hospital of choice.

As a Band 6 Junior Sister / Charge Nurse, we are looking for an individual who has excellent clinical and organisational skills and can provide leadership to the nursing team in order to ensure high quality care is delivered to our patients. With a strong commitment to team working you will be responsible for developing ward staff, as part of an established but evolving team. Experience within Vascular and general Surgery may be helpful but not a requirement.

For further information or an informal visit please contact Paulette Williams-Jones, Senior Sister on  ( Phone number removed ) 

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. However, having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences. Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to 'Two Ticks', will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc will be given.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

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