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District Nursing Sister / Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
317 District Nursing Newcastle East
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (8.30am-5pm)
Job ref
317-2022-25-15-DR
Site
Regent Point
Town
317 Regent Point
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
04/07/2022

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

We are recruiting to a permanent District Nursing Sister/Charge Nurse post to work in the Newcastle District Nursing Service.

  • Interview Date 04/07/2022
  • 37 hours 30 minutes/week shift pattern (part time hours considered)
  • Monday to Friday 8.30-17.00, working one weekend in four on a rotation
  • 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

  • Communicates complex/sensitive information with patients, carers and the wider disciplinary team on condition related information, to ensure their active involvement in the care planning, treatment delivery and informed consent process.
  • Assist patients and carers to develop understanding of health condition and promotes self management.
  • Acknowledge and accommodate barriers to communication and understanding including speech, hearing, language and emotion. Persuasion may be required.
  • The provision of specialist advice to a range of healthcare professionals within the scope of specialist practice.
  • Liaise with other nursing staff, members of the multidisciplinary primary healthcare team and external agencies.
  • Access external networks with peers to share good practice.
  • Communicates with patients, carers and the wider multi-disciplinary team.  Receives and delivers complex, confidential and sensitive information (e.g. child protection, adult safeguarding and end of life). Contributes to the assessment of complex issues and facilitates decision making relating to patient care, safety treatment options and outcomes.
  • Maintains accurate up to date nursing records.
  • Contributes to the provision of specialist advice: to individual patients and carers, to members of clinical team,  to allied professionals / multi-disciplinary meetings
  • Will be expected to contribute to scholarly activity and communication.
  • Responsible for the dissemination of organisational information to team members. 

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

  • The District Nursing Sister / Charge Nurse is responsible and accountable for the delivery of nursing care to a defined caseload by utilising team management and organisational skills. This will include providing leadership, management and clinical supervision to the District Nursing Team.
  • To engage in the assessment of individual, family and community healthcare needs in partnership with patients. Plan implement and evaluate health care programmes to meet identify need, within available resources referring to team members and other agencies as appropriate.
  • To contribute to the public health agenda. 

Person specification

KNOWLEDGE

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of ongoing development
  • Knowledge of the Public health agenda
  • Knowledge of National strategies e.g. NSF’s
  • A broad understanding of the health needs and service expectations of diverse populations
  • Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding current issues/legislation in relation to Community Care
  • Understanding of budget and resource management

SKILLS

Essential criteria
  • Leadership Skills
  • Time Management Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Health Needs Analysis Skills
  • IM & T Skills
  • Management Skills
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Innovative skills
  • Change management
  • Well developed interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively

EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • Substantial post registration experience

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential criteria
  • Registered General Nurse
  • Degree/Diploma/Certificate in District Nursing
  • Teaching and Mentorship
Desirable criteria
  • Nurse Prescribing

PERSONALITY/ DISPOSITION

Essential criteria
  • Car Driver

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
Kerry Puga
Job title
Cluster co-ordinator
Email address
kerry.puga@nhs.net
Telephone number
07919627726