Deputy Sister

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 22 February 2024

Job summary

An opportunity to join the Leadership team on 4 South for a band 6 Deputy Sister/Charge nurse. 4 South is a 36-bedded Respiratory Ward. We fundamentally specialise in Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Defence and Pulmonary Vascular Disease, but we do see other respiratory specialities on the ward such as Interstitial Lung Disease, Thoracic Oncology and Transplant. Alongside ward management the role entails managing a group of Registered Nurses and Assistant Practitioners; to inspire them through role modelling clinical and professional excellence and supporting them in delivering an excellent patient experience.

We are looking for a proficient staff nurse with at least 2 years post registration experience. This post requires excellent communication skills, and tact and diplomacy are essential when dealing with patients and their relatives as well as other members of the multidisciplinary team.

This is a time pressurised environment. You must be a team player who is well organised but flexible and who is able to deal with ever changing priorities. You will be able to demonstrate leadership skills and support the team in developing the services that we provide.

Main duties of the job

If you are a well organised, team player and able to deal with ever changing priorities then we would love to hear from you. As part of our team, we would expect you to be able to effectively multitask and ensure all infection control risks were managed effectively. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality patient care which is enhanced through good and clear communication and team working.

If you are searching for an interesting and rewarding role with different challenges whilst working in a friendly team environment, then this could be the role for you. We invest in our team and would ensure you had the opportunities to develop professionally and undertake training to enhance your skills and knowledge.

About us

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge. We perform the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UK's first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure.

Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future. Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today. The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence & collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles & interactions. Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality.

The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion & belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.

For a street view tour: https://royalpapworth.nhs.uk/virtual-tour

Date posted

08 February 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

18 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

175-2324-2-TW423

Job locations

Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus

Cambridge

CB2 0AY


Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registration with NMC
  • Degree/Diploma in nursing
  • Specialist training/CPD

Desirable

  • Additional Leadership qualification (Edward Jenner, Mary Seacole etc)

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable evidence of mentoring and preceptorship
  • Managed clinical area in absence of more senior staff (Experience of Shift Lead/ Nurse in Charge)
  • Knowledge of NMC Code of Conduct and professional practice guidance
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and quality
  • Awareness of broader issues in the Trust and the wider NHS
  • Understanding of the professional nursing agenda
  • Aware of cultural and social influences on health and of the importance of respecting diversity and differences
  • Able to problem solve and use own initiative
  • Able to facilitate and support learning
  • Able to plan, organise and prioritise own and others' workload
  • Proven communication skills, written and oral
  • Able to contribute to policy and practice changes
  • Ability to deal with many conflicting priorities.
  • Flexibility: Ability to cope with new and changing demands and emotionally demanding situations e.g dealing with distressed patients and sometimes challenging visitors and staff

Desirable

  • Evidence of experience in the specialty
  • Leadership and managerial experience
  • Understanding management and leadership theory and practice
  • People management in accordance to HR policies and procedures
  • Sharing and cascading information to the team
  • Staff management, including appraisal
  • Veletri competency
  • Competent in Non-invasive ventilation (Optiflow and Bellivista)

Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Please provide evidence of your commitment to uphold the Trust's values: Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration
  • Ability to be flexible with shift work, undertaking a range of shifts which include nights, days and weekends.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registration with NMC
  • Degree/Diploma in nursing
  • Specialist training/CPD

Desirable

  • Additional Leadership qualification (Edward Jenner, Mary Seacole etc)

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable evidence of mentoring and preceptorship
  • Managed clinical area in absence of more senior staff (Experience of Shift Lead/ Nurse in Charge)
  • Knowledge of NMC Code of Conduct and professional practice guidance
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and quality
  • Awareness of broader issues in the Trust and the wider NHS
  • Understanding of the professional nursing agenda
  • Aware of cultural and social influences on health and of the importance of respecting diversity and differences
  • Able to problem solve and use own initiative
  • Able to facilitate and support learning
  • Able to plan, organise and prioritise own and others' workload
  • Proven communication skills, written and oral
  • Able to contribute to policy and practice changes
  • Ability to deal with many conflicting priorities.
  • Flexibility: Ability to cope with new and changing demands and emotionally demanding situations e.g dealing with distressed patients and sometimes challenging visitors and staff

Desirable

  • Evidence of experience in the specialty
  • Leadership and managerial experience
  • Understanding management and leadership theory and practice
  • People management in accordance to HR policies and procedures
  • Sharing and cascading information to the team
  • Staff management, including appraisal
  • Veletri competency
  • Competent in Non-invasive ventilation (Optiflow and Bellivista)

Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Please provide evidence of your commitment to uphold the Trust's values: Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration
  • Ability to be flexible with shift work, undertaking a range of shifts which include nights, days and weekends.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus

Cambridge

CB2 0AY


Employer's website

https://royalpapworth.nhs.uk/working-here (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus

Cambridge

CB2 0AY


Employer's website

https://royalpapworth.nhs.uk/working-here (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Hiring Manager

Siana Kennelly

siana.kennelly@nhs.net

01223638420

Date posted

08 February 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

18 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

175-2324-2-TW423

Job locations

Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus

Cambridge

CB2 0AY


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