Sister/Charge Nurse, Band 6
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Winter ward pleased to welcome applications for a number of Band 6 sister/charge nurse posts. The successful candidates will be required to work closely with the Ward Manager, Modern Matron, Consultants, and Support Mentors and Ward nursing team. The secondment is a great opportunity for nurses who are looking to develop their leadership and team building skills.
The Band 6 sister/charge nurses are key members of the leadership team and will role model the behavior required for the Pathway to Excellence of Leadership (visible clinical capability), Compassionate Leadership, Quality of delivery, audit and records, Well-Being (Self Care and Psychological Safety) Professional Development (of self and others) in clinical supervision, mentoring and coaching, and Shared Decision Making engaging all staff in the educational strategy and delivery.
The Band 6 Clinical Nurse Educator delivers the clinical training strategy in line with CQC, NHS, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust and Royal College of Nursing under the guidance of the Band 7 Ward Manager. They will provide the operational learning and training required to meet the unmet educational needs derived from incidents, patient feedback, compliments and complaints. The role will be interesting, varied, challenging but also extremely rewarding.
Main duties of the job
In line with the Trust Vision to provide the "Best Care for Everyone..." the successful applicants will be expected to lead the team with the support of their Band 7 and other Band 6 colleagues to deliver safe, effective and person centered care. Applicants must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well a passion for improvement. You will need to be calm and resilient with the ability to deal with challenging situations, providing support to more junior members of the team. To lead in the delivery and supervision of patient care for the clinical area ensuring assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of a high standard of core nursing care. Applicants must demonstrate a compliance with professional values in line with the NMC Code and act as an appropriate role model at all times. As well as being able to take charge of a busy and dynamic department the successful applicant will also have excellent clinical skills and be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to development and education, always seeking to provide evidence based person centered care in line with both national and local guidelines. The successful applicant will have an awareness of workforce planning and be willing to act up in the absence of a more senior colleague.
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.
Winter Ward has a very dedicated nursing and medical team. As a ward we are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated Registered Adult nurse to join our dynamic, close knit team. You should ideally have experience in providing high quality acute medical care. Previous experience as at Band 5 would be advantageous. The ability to lead the team in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care with the multidisciplinary team.
The Band 6 sister /charge nurse will help drive improvements for safety and quality and provide the training required to meet the unmet educational needs from incidents, datix, patient feedback, compliments and complaints.
The Band 6 sister/charge nurses are accountable to the Ward Manager and Matron for educational assurance and will be required to use ESR and Health Roster to facilitate competency records.
To communicate effectively especially where patient ability to do so is compromised. An ability to disseminate contentious and delicate information appropriately. To lead and deliver safe care within a challenging and changing clinical environment, using equipment and resources safely and as appropriate. To administer medication and treatment within Procedure for the Ordering, Prescribing and Administration of Medication Guidelines. To deliver and receive information which may cause emotional distress to all parties. Participate in mentorship and educational programs for students, those new to the ward and other members of the team. To adhere to all Trust policies and procedures and professional code of conduct. To assist the Ward Manager and Matron in the implementation of policy and service development. Support Ward Manager and Matron for clinical area in the management of budgetary control and resource management including duty rotas and skill mix requirements. To input and retrieve patient and staff information from computer based system and maintain accurate and contemporaneous patient records. To respond to and junior staff members with Patient Public Involvement ensuring it is integrated into service delivery. To provide clinical leadership that inspires and motivates others To work with the Matron/ward management team ensuring that appropriate staff working in the ward environment have the knowledge and skills to provide expert care to the acutely ill patient. To liaise with other members of the team to ensure policies and protocols are in place to facilitate expert care of acutely unwell patients.
Experience clinician with evidence of motivating staff and team building, with proven analytical skills
Evidence of teaching and assessing and appropriate qualification
Demonstrate understanding and implementation of research based practice
Demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal , organisational and planning skills
Registered Nurse (Adult) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
Ensure strong leadership for patient safety
Demonstrate evidence of change management
Mentoring/Coaching in the ward setting
Recognised management course or equivalent level of skill gained through experience
Knowledge / Skills
Demonstrate knowledge and experience of budgetary management
In depth knowledge of caring for patients with dementia, Alzheimers.
Enhanced IT skills
Management course eg. iManage/ILM Level 3 or 5
Certificate of Sponsorship
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