Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
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Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about patient care? Do you enjoy supporting staff to be the best they can be?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse with Junior Sister/Charge Nurse experience to take charge of our new gastroenterology ward. We are seeking an experienced individual who is highly motivated, enthusiastic and passionate about joint leadership in the provision of high quality care to this specific group of patients. Working closely with the Consultants, Service line management team including the Matron, alongside Clinical Nurse Specialists, you will contribute to the appropriate assessment and treatment for this specialist group of patients.
The ward is a busy area with complex gastroenterology patients.
You should have substantial experience with nursing gastroenterology patients and will be educated to degree level.
You will need to possess excellent communication, interpersonal skills and must be competent with using key trust systems (HealthRoster, SafeCare live and NerveCentre). Above all, you will be a compassionate leader with the ability to support staff at this unpredictable and stress full time.
Main duties of the job
- Responsible for the patient's clinical journey along agreed patient care pathways, supported by evidence-based practice.
- Responsible for the effective and efficient operational management of the ward/dept.
- To provide the highest standard of safe, effective and compassionate care through the effective use of evidence-based practice in line with agreed local and national standards and the NMC Code.
- To provide a continuously improving service in line with the clinical governance framework, Trust objectives, and the NHS performance framework.
- To provide clinical leadership, expertise, advice and support to the nursing and multi -professional team to facilitate the effective delivery of care to patients at all times.
- To support and continually develop staff to ensure they have the appropriate level of skill, knowledge and competence to meet service/specialty requirements.
services from our leading facilities, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blaydon urgent care centre and Bensham Hospital, all within Gateshead.
Established in 2005, we were one of the first foundation trusts in the country and since then have consistently achieved the highest levels of care for patients.
We now employ around 4,800 staff and currently provide 444 hospital beds across the Gateshead region.
Our values should be the 'golden thread' which runs through everything we do - they are the core of who we are. Our five values can easily be remembered by the simple acronymICORE; Innovation, Care, Openness, Respect, Engagement.
We have a number of staff networks including the BAME network, D-Ability network, LGBTQ+ Network and the Women's Network, to challenge us and help us to constantly improve. Our armed forces network is one of our emerging networks.
The health and wellbeing of our staff is one of our highest priorities, and we offer a range of support and initiatives as part of our 'Balance' programme balancegateshead.com to cater for our diverse workforce, so that your individual needs can be supported, allowing you a happy and healthy working experience with us.
This post is an excellent opportunity to work alongside the team to promote the gastroenterology Service within the GHNT and lead a group of Registered Nurses, Registered Nursing Associates and Unqualified Health Care Assistants, working in a collaborate approach to meet the needs of our patients and service users, in line with the GHNT vision and values (ICORE).
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