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Sister/ Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
317 Ward 36 NCCC - FH
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (over a 7 day service including travel to our satellite clinic in Cramlington)
Job ref
317-2022-22-09-DR-A
Site
Freeman Hospital
Town
317 01 Freeman Hospital
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
06/07/2022

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sister/Charge Nurse with oncology/haematology experience to join Ward 36 Day Unit within the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC).

Ward 36 provides treatment for patients who require systemic anti-cancer treatment (SACT) for haematological and oncological malignancies. As the regional centre we take patients from both the North East and Cumbria regions for specialist complex chemotherapy regimens which may not be available to them locally. We also provide a satellite clinic at Cramlington, which there is an expectation for all staff to travel to on a regular basis and as a Junior Sister would be expected to work autonomously as the nurse in charge of this unit on a regular basis.

  • Interview Date 06/07/2022
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week  over a 7 day service including travel to our satellite clinic in Cramlington. 
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

 

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a forward thinking, dynamic nurse who is keen to develop their leadership and management skills and has a passion for service improvement. As a junior sister it is essential you hold a recognised qualification in SACT administration and have completed the Practice Assessor accreditation as teaching and supporting junior staff and students is an essential part of the role. You will also need to be highly motivated and able to demonstrate excellent clinical and interpersonal skills.

Our working hours are currently 08:00-19:00  7 days a week, therefore the successful candidate would be expected to work as part of a shift pattern that encompasses 7 day working with regular nurse in charge responsibilities.

 

Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To support the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse / Senior ODP, acting as a deputy when the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse / Senior ODP is absent.
  • In areas within the organisation Nurses / ODPs may be banded at 6 by virtue clinical reasons, for example, critical care.
  • Provide effective support and leadership to staff, patients and carers within the Theatre or Department.
  • Act as role model, teacher and supervisor for junior staff and students.
  • Ensure systems are in place to provide the continuity of safe effective care for patients at all times.
  • Effective member of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • May be required to participate in an On-call rota as required.

Person specification

KNOWLEDGE

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of ongoing professional development
  • Understanding of professional accountability in a leadership role
  • Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding
  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) / Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) requirements for mentorship if relevant to role

SKILLS

Essential criteria
  • Good IT skills
Desirable criteria
  • Relevant clinical skills relating to the specialty e.g. cannulation/ IV drug administration / scrub skills relevant to speciality / anaesthetic skills appropriate to speciality

EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • Previous post registration experience
  • Specialist qualification if relevant to role or previous experience
  • Relevant and recent clinical experience
Desirable criteria
  • Audit / research experience

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch) / Operating Department Practitioner
  • Current NMC / HCPC registration
  • Diploma in a health related subject, prepared to take degree level study
Desirable criteria
  • Degree in health related subject
  • Relevant specialist qualification

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Stonewall Gold 2022

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Ashleigh Hughes
Job title
Senior Sister
Email address
Ashleigh.hughes4@nhs.net
Telephone number
01912139228