St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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Responsible for the operational management and professional leadership of a defined group of clinical areas and their staff, with delegated responsibility to ensure that performance andbudgetary objectives are met (General Managers remain accountable for budgets) .To be a highly visible and proactive leader acting as a clinical resource and ensuring the sustained delivery of high standards of nursing care and service delivery To be responsible for exploring current practice, identifying areas for development, and planning the appropriate change using current evidence to evaluate outcomes.To be responsible for the quality of the patients environment and lead on facilitating changes which improve the patients experienceTo play a key operational role and maintain a proactive approach to managing patient flow through the service.
Main duties of the job
To maintain a high clinical profile through daily "walk rounds" of the clinical area and through regular quality ward/departmental rounds/ drop in sessions.Responsible for demonstrating continuous improvements in standards of clinical nursing care within areas of accountability.Continuously improving patient satisfaction and patient experience in relation to being treated with dignity and respect.To maintain personal clinical competence and acumen through regular, direct clinical involvement.To monitor the nursing establishments in conjunction with sisters/charge nurses, ensuring timely recruitment and appropriate selection of staff. To assist in identifying and implementing appropriate recruitment and retention initiatives.To be proactive in identifying areas for improvement and implement remedial action as necessary.To work in close association with the other divisional matrons ensuring joint working, excellent communication and that adequate provision is made for cross cover during periods of leave.Implementation of protected mealtimes, malnutrition screening assessments, and privacy and dignity initiatives.To ensure that there are strategies in place at ward/department level to ensure the protection of vulnerable adults and children.
The post holder is expected to have a clear understanding of how this post contributes to the achievement of the Trust vision of:
A thriving Foundation Trust at the heart of an integrated healthcare system. One that delivers improved patient care at a community, hospital and specialist setting, supported by a unique and nationally recognised programme of research, education and employee engagement.
We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the Trust, being Excellent, Kind, Responsible & Respectful, and behave in a way that reflects these.
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects that all staff will share in this commitment. The Trust is clear that all staff have a responsibility to be aware of children and adult safeguarding policies and procedures and that each member of staff, clinical and non-clinical, will attend child or adult safeguarding training that is provided at an appropriate level to suit their role. The Trust has the additional expectation that all staff will be able to identify concerns and know what action to take.
To carry out any other duties that may be required and are consistent with the responsibility and grade of this post.
To have responsibility for health, safety and welfare of self and others and to comply at all times with the requirements of the health and safety regulations
To ensure confidentiality at all times, only releasing confidential information obtained during the course of employment to those acting in an official capacity in accordance with the Data Protection Act
To promote equal opportunities for staff and clients in accordance with St Georges Healthcare policies
To comply with the Trusts non-smoking policy
To act at all times within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
To be aware of and comply with the polices of St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust.
To maintain continued and effective registration with the NMC.
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Knowledge & Experience
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).