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Paediatric Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Paediatrics
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
Various working hours
Job ref
320-W&C-BUR-0060-INT
Site
Queen's Hospital Burton
Town
Burton on Trent
Salary
£31,365 - £37,890 pa pro rota
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
30/06/2021

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

THIS IS AN INTERNAL ADVERT, MULTIPLE POSTS AVAILABLE

Exciting opportunities have arisen for band 6 sister/charge nurses to work within the paediatric unit at Queen's Hospital Burton.  The post will involve 12 hour shifts covering the 'inreach' role responsible for CYP attending Burton ED, the Paediatric Assessment Unit and the children's ward.

You will need to be dynamic, motivated, reliable and flexible with at least 2 years post registration experience in an acute paediatric setting. 

The sister/charge nurse takes responsibility and is accountable to delegated nursing care within the clinical environment. They provide nursing leadership and are accountable for patient, public and staff experience. They will lead, offer clinical advice and support management of services to ensure the delivery of high quality, effective and compassionate nursing care. This will be in line with local, Trust wide and national policies, procedures, values and behaviours

Main duties of the job

Assists the senior sister in ensuring care delivery and management of the ward is implemented within agreed frameworks in accordance with Trust Policies and Procedures.

  • Takes charge of the unit/department on a day to day basis
  • Ensuring last minute short falls in rosters are filled to ensure safe staffing
  • Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care of CYP within the ward/department.
  • Identifying and escalating the deteriorating patient in a timely manner to the medical teams
  • Supervising and supporting junior staff
  • Keeping paediatric bleepholder, SMT and senior sister updated on a regular basis of changings to patient flow or staffing levels

Working for our organisation

Key facts about our Trust:

  • Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – the 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
  • We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
  • We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs

Closing date of applications: 16th June 2021

Interview date: 30th June 2021

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

See attached Job Description

Our paediatric department provides inpatient and outpatient general paediatric services in and around the Burton area and provides care 0-16 years. The department has a committed philosophy of Family Centred Care where parents/carers are actively encouraged to be involved in their baby/child’s care with support and education from the nursing staff.

We have one children’s ward taking from a range of medical and surgical specialities. Currently, we have 8 beds with the potential to increase due to the activity requirements. We work closely with the emergency department, providing specialist nursing support to CYP who present in the department.

Person specification

Shortlisting

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable Hospital Management experience
  • Demonstrable Emergency department experience
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Caroline Dodd
Job title
Senior Sister
Email address
caroline.dodd@nhs.net
Telephone number
01283 593233