Nursing - Sister/Charge Nurse - Ward 23

  • Department Haematology
  • Salary £32,306.00 – £39,027 per annum
  • Closing Date 21/10/2021
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-OHS-761
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Band 6 Sister within our established Oncology & Haematology inpatient ward.  The role will involve taking charge of the ward on a shift by shift basis, we have a Band 6 Sister on duty on every shift to oversee the care given to this very complex patient group.  You will undertake clinical care for the patients on the ward, oversee and support other members of staff on duty and liaise with the clinical teams to ensure all care given is of high quality.  You will be responsible for administering chemotherapy and would be expected to have a recognised chemotherapy qualification.

Main duties of the job

Direct clinical care for inpatients within the ward
Administration of chemotherapy
Supervision and oversight for all other clinical staff on duty each shift
Liaising with members of the clinical multi-disciplinary team to provide effective clinical care

Working for our organisation

As a Trust, we are passionate about helping our staff to achieve their career aspirations, and can offer a variety of learning and development opportunities to support your continued professional development. 

We are an organisation that strives to provide high quality, safe care for our patients in an environment which our staff are proud to work in. We believe that by adhering to our Vision (“To provide excellent care for the communities we serve”) and working with our Trust Values in mind (Partnering, Ambitious, Caring, Trusted) we can achieve the right results for the people that matter most – our patients and their families.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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

Person specification

Qualification

Essential criteria

Chemotherapy course
Evidence of recent chemotherapy experience
Evidence of recent CPD
RGN

Desirable criteria

Mentorship qualification
External haematology course
PICC line placing

Skills and experience

Essential criteria

Post registration experience
Evidence of recent experience in haematology nursing
High level clinical skills and knowledge
An awareness and understanding of policy and practice relevant to speciality.
Involvement in Nursing audit and Research.

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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