Nursing - Sister / Charge Nurse - Acute Medical Unit

  • Department Acute Medical Unit
  • Salary £35,392.00 – £42,618 per annum
  • Closing Date 30/05/2024
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-NAM-278
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse to support the Ward Manager and team of nursing staff within the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) / Acute Medical Assessment (AMA) and Same Day Emergency Care Unit (SDEC) at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. The candidate will require extensive post registration experience.

You will be an experienced RGN and be able to lead and assess the work of the nursing team, building upon your own clinical and managerial experience.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be instrumental in supporting the Ward Manager with the continuous improvement of the department, effectively monitoring and maintaining excellent standards of care that are reflected by patient experience.  Sound clinical knowledge and experience in an acute medical setting is essential.

The successful candidate must have a proven ability in supervising, managing and controlling the activities of a department in an efficient and effective manner.  This will involve the assessment and implementation of appropriate care for new and current patients whilst ensuring adequate staffing levels are maintained and resources used appropriately.

Showing commitment and direction to the team as a whole you will actively participate in the teaching, training and supervision of all grades of staff.  You will be required to be receptive to change, be dynamic and demonstrate active assistance and support to your more senior colleagues in the ongoing development of the department.

You must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, you will have a proactive management style, anticipating and dealing with issues constructively within the multidisciplinary team setting.  You must be flexible in your approach to the role and respond appropriately to the demands of an ever-changing workload.

Working for your organisation

The successful candidate will be able to be a  role model for continuous professional behaviour and demonstrate the core values of the Trust. They will be able to show an enthusiastic approach and friendly manner towards patients, nurses and the multidisciplinary team.

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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