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Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Description

Our Vision - An NHS organisation that continually strives to improve patients' experience and outcomes

Our Values - Safe & Effective We will work collaboratively to prioritise the safety of all within our care environment

Kind & Caring We will act in the best interest of others at all times

Exceeding Expectations We always aim for excellence

Strategic Objectives 2015

Create culture of compassion, safety and quality

Be in the top quartile for all performance indicators

Proactively seek opportunities to develop our services

To have an effective and well integrated organisation that operations efficiently

Maintain finance health – appropriate investment enhancement to patient services

Attract, retain and develop our staff & improve employee engagement

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Diabetes services for a caring, compassionate sister/ charge nurse to support the band 7 Supervisory Senior Sister on our new 21 bedded ward which will provide acute medical care for patients with diabetes. Recognised by the trust in 2012 for leading innovation, the ward will care for patients in hyperglycaemic emergencies like diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) or hyperosmolar non-ketosis. We are seeking a motivated individual to support and deputise for the Senior Sister, providing leadership to the ward team and promoting a positive culture in which a competent, highly motivated nursing team can flourish. You will need to be passionate about nursing and the important contribution nurses make for patients, carers and family.

You will join a dedicated and enthusiastic team of Consultants, specialist nurses, podiatrists, retinal screeners and dieticians who offer a full range of specialist services for patients with diabetes within the hospital and community setting.

As the Sister/Charge nurse, you will lead a team, which has a 65/35 skill mix ratio, to ensure that patients receive the highest standard of care and treatment. With the Senior Sister you will be responsible for setting the standards and supporting your team to deliver these, ensuring that performance and the 6 Cs are embedded in everything delivered.

You will be highly competent and confident working in a busy ward environment juggling the different demands of this role. You will have proven experience in leadership and management and possess excellent communication skills. You will also have a post registration qualification in diabetes and be able to demonstrate continued professional development in this specialism.

Informal enquiries to: Debbie Edwards, Senior Matron on  ( Phone number removed )  or Caroline Yates Senior Sister on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Please be advised that if the post that you are applying for requires any level of qualification (e.g. A-Levels, Degree etc) or Professional Registration (e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Medical Council etc) you will be required to provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider. Furthermore, a sample of all applicants’ qualifications will be checked back to the educational institution or provider to interview letters to further deter fraud.

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 Border Agency 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 UK Border Agency website.

Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to all applicants personally. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been short listed on this occasion.

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