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Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Description

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic and successful organisation with a strong organisational and personal development focus. With approximately 5700 employees and a turnover of £352 million, the Trust provides a comprehensive range of secondary care services to the people of Calderdale and Huddersfield and has an exceptional reputation for service delivery.

The Foundation Trust aims to design and implement services, policies and measures that meet the diverse needs of our service, population and workforce.

An exciting Band 6 opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and innovative registered nurse to become part of the Acute Medicine Unit (AMU) team at Calderdale Royal Hospital.

The post holder will work within the Acute Medical Team to admit, treat and discharge or transfer patients in a timely, safe manner.

The post holder should hold a Diploma/Degree in Adult Nursing and have Band 5 experience, preferably within Acute Medicine and be able to work autonomously and within a team. They will be expected to work a flexible rota and cover shifts over 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The unit is a 24 bedded front line unit with close links to the Emergency Department (ED) and the Short Stay Unit (SSU).We also have an Ambulatory Assessment Unit (AAU) within the AMU where ambule patients are assessed, diagnosed and treatment plans commenced. The successful coordination of patient flow through the unit relies on effective and efficient management and leadership skills.

The post holder will work closely with the Ward Manager, Matron and other Senior Nurses to assist in the implementation and delivery of high quality nursing care to our patients. Excellent communication skills are essential in order to successfully liaise with the patients and their relatives, as well as nursing and medical teams, therapists, community services, discharge coordinators, and more to ensure a safe and pleasant journey for our patients.

The post involves working closely with the Ward Manager, Matron and Consultants to continually improve patient care and experience and maintain a pleasant working environment for our team. Whilst supporting the Band 7 with the ‘behind the scenes’ management of the unit.

For further information or to arrange a visit once you have applied please contact:

Louise Taylor, Matron – ( Phone number removed ) 

Lisa Richards, Ward Manager – ( Phone number removed ) .

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. Please be aware that you will be charged for this check and monies will be deducted from your salary on commencement in post. This will be taken in instalments over a three month period. Please note that if you are successful in being offered a position, you will be required to participate in the DBS Update Service at a cost of £1300 which you will also be required to pay. For further information on the DBS Update service, please click on the link provided.

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