Nursing - Sister / Charge Nurse- INTERNAL

  • Department Sister / Charge Nurse
  • Salary £33,706.00 – £40,588 per annum
  • Closing Date 09/12/2022
  • Location Shrewsbury and Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SCN-996-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Secondment: 12 months
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Internal Position 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a sister/charge nurse (band 6) across the discharge lounges in PRH and RSH on a 12-month secondment.

You will be working with all the wards and departments in both hospitals in order to facilitate patient flow and improve patient experience. The successful candidate will lead the team on the discharge lounge to maintain patient safety whilst managing prompt and efficient transfers to the discharge lounge and out of hospital.

 The ideal candidate will have proven experience in managing and leading discharges in an effective and efficient manner, and familiar with all requirements of discharge.

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

We recommend all prospective candidates to spend some time with us in the discharge lounge prior to interview.

Main duties of the job

Key duties of the role will include:

  • To function as a competent clinical practitioner within their designated clinical area.  To deliver direct patient care whilst, co-ordinating and overseeing nursing practice.
  • To be responsible for ensuring the delivery of clinical activities during their span of duty.
  • To ensure that there is efficient and effective utilisation of resources to deliver high quality care to their client group.
  • To deputise for the ward/ department  manager in his / her absence, driving forward evidence based practice and taking responsibility for the supervision of staff and the policies and practices that operate within their clinical area.
  • Proactively support in de-escalating site by facilitating flow and discharges from the wards
  • To work flexibly to meet the needs of the service.

Working for your organisation

The Discharge Lounge will support patients whilst waiting to be discharged, either home or to their next place of care.

The Discharge Lounge will be supported by a dedicated team of health care professions, who are there to ensure the patients' experience is maintained to a very high standard

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

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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