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Senior Sister / Charge Nurse

Band 7

Main area
317 Ward 50/50a Coronary Care - RVI
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (shift patterns will be worked)
Job ref
317-2022-24-38-DR-A
Site
ward 50/ 50a Royal Victoria Infirmary
Town
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
13/07/2022

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 to join a dynamic friendly team as a senior sister/ charge nurse on ward 50/50a RVI  The Newcastle upon Tyne NHS trust.   Ward 50/ 50a specialises in a range cardiology conditions, including but not exclusively,  heart failure, ACS and arrhythmia .   The ward has 17 inpatient ward beds, 6 coronary care beds and a  4 chaired day unit

This is a key role in delivering in the day to day management of the ward and also liaising with our sister cardiology wards at  The Freeman Hospital to ensure safe seamless patient care 

  • Interview Date: 13 July 2022
  • 37 hours 30 minutes/week - shift patterns will be worked

  • 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

· The Senior Sister / Charge Nurse is responsible for 24 hour accountability, including line managing, for their ward/department. It is the role of the senior Sister/charge nurse to deliver quality care by ensuring appropriate systems and processes are in place to ensure the continuity of safe and effective care to staff and patients at all times.

· The Senior Sister/Charge Nurse role is to ensure environmental standards and cleanliness are maintained in line with national and Trust Standards in the Ward / Department by utilising audits tools CAT and Safety thermometer.

· Support and contribute to the development of patient care and practice within the Directorate, contributing to Trust projects where required and ensuring provisions are made for staff to develop their knowledge and skills.

· Ensure junior staff and students have appropriate supervision, support and are appropriately assessed.

· To facilitate and organize the daily running of the ward liaising with the wider team of medical staff, bed manager and allied health professionals.

All candidates should be able to demonstrate they meet the essential criteria for the role as described on the Job description attached.

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 Senior Sister / Charge Nurse have 24 hour accountability, including line managing, for their ward / department. They must deliver quality nursing care by ensuring appropriate systems and processes are in place to ensure the continuity of safe and effective care at all times.
  • Deputises for Matron as required / appropriate

Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Degree level knowledge or working towards completion (i.e. on pathway)
  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for mentorship if relevant to role
Desirable criteria
  • Master’s degree
  • Leadership / management qualification

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of achievement in current post and on-going professional development
  • Knowledge and understanding of current relevant NHS policy context
  • Experience of leading a nursing team at SR/CN level or equivalent
  • Extensive clinical practice or specialist qualification in relevant specialty
  • Experience of adult / child safeguarding
  • Audit / research experience
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of developing a nursing team at SR/CN level
  • Specialist course in area of practice

Skills & Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Have developed skills in professional accountability in a leadership role
  • Good IT skills
  • Intravenous drug administration
  • Venepuncture and intravenous cannulation

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
Nicola Robinson Smith
Job title
Matron
Email address
nicola.robinsonsmith@nhs.net
Telephone number
0191 2448994