Nursing - Sister / Charge Nurse

  • Department Accident & Emergency Department
  • Salary £35,392.00 – £42,618 per annum
  • Closing Date 24/07/2024
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SCN-262
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our busy, dynamic nursing team in the Emergency Department at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH). This is a demanding role that requires dedication and a positive attitude and approach towards change. With emergency care ever changing and evolving this is an exciting opportunity to provide new and innovative health care services to our patients and to help develop the department for the future of emergency services within our Trust.

The successful candidate must have a proven ability in supervising, managing and controlling the activities of a unit in an effective and efficient manner.

You will be a clinical role model and have a willingness to develop the team as well as your own professional growth.

You will have excellent communication skills and high clinical standards with a passion to make a difference for patients and staff alike.

There will be the opportunity to work cross site.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work very closely with the Band 7 Senior nursing team. You will be required to develop strong links with all members of the MDT and assessment areas and ensure that patient care is of the highest standard possible. 

In conjunction with the ward/ department manager will oversee the day to day supervision of their ward/ department/team, effectively motivating, and directing staff to ensure that time and resources are managed through effective teamwork.

To ensure that staff have a clear knowledge of their duties and be accountable and of the standards of performance and conduct expected of them during their span of duty.

Working for your organisation

The department has recently undergone a refurbishment which consists of an extension to our majors area, ARA this is the area for ambulance arrivals and a dedicated paediatric area along with a just opened new Urgent Treatment Centre for minors and GP stream. Our workforce is growing and our recruitment very successful. A very exciting time to join our ED with opportunities to develop with formal Royal College Nursing - Emergency Nurse Competency based assessments with accreditation supporting all nurses to work in majors, minors, resus, paediatrics and mental health. Our Professional Education Facilitators will take you through the robust training program and link in with your Band 7 clinical team leader. We hold ED study days lead by the ED team, teaching skills and knowledge in line with the Royal College of Nursing competency framework.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment 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.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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