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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Palliative Medicine
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
320-CDCS-2270
Site
Royal Derby Hospitality Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£31,365 - £37,890 pa
Closing
08/02/2023 23:59
Interview date
22/02/2023

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.

The Trust is a Disability Confident Employer and committed to both employing and retaining people with disabilities.

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within a forward thinking palliative medicine department as a Junior Sister/Charge Nurse on the Nightingale Macmillan Unit

The area has 21 beds, with the flexibility to increase to 24 beds in times of pressure to support the trust, and looks after patients nearing the end of their lives.

We are looking for an individual who has demonstrable experience of leading and contributing to the development of an inpatient team and who is committed to delivering high standards of holistic care, and must have a caring and empathetic attitude.  The individual must be a positive role model to the junior staff and be able to demonstrate their ability to have advanced communication skills.

Please note the area works long and  short days and currently the Band 6 role doesn't rotate on to night duty. The shift pattern is as follows:

Early 7am -3pm

Late 12 midday -8pm

If you feel this is the role for you please get in touch to have an informal discussion.

Main duties of the job

To support the Senior sister in the day to day management of the unit and to ensure the delivery of patient centred, clinically effective holistic care is provided in a safe and caring environment.

 Provide specific clinical knowledge and advice to the multi-professional team and taking into account all aspects of Clinical Governance promote and develop the use of evidence based practice to improve the outcomes of patient care.

Facilitate, develop and deliver individual programmes of care and care packages,where necessary, providing information and support to patients,their relatives and other members of the care team to ensure continuity of a high standard of care.

Provide supervision of the delivery of care by junior staff, allocating the clinical workload as required and responding to changing clinical situations, whilst providing the necessary advice and support to maintain high standards of patient care. 

Act as a role model at all times and ensure that all team members and others visiting the area give a high priority to policies and procedures relating to infection control in order to maintain a safe clinical environment for everyone.

 Provide guidance and support to junior members of staff and comply with the NMC standards for mentors.

Maintain accurate, legible and timely records of patient care using the current patient recording system. 

Closing Date: 8 February 2023
Interview Date22 February 2023

Working for our organisation

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.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • 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 – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • 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

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB – this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person specification

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable experience of working with end of life patients, and contributing to the quality and development of the service
Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrable experience of working in palliative medicine

Communication Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced communication skills
Desirable criteria
  • To have undertaken an advanced communication skills course or equivalent

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable post registration experience and the ability to demonstrate management skills
Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrable experience of working within a multidisciplinary team

Professional Development

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable Degree level study or relevant post registration experience/ study
Desirable criteria
  • To have a teaching/ assessing qualification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • NMC Registration

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerStep into healthArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Sophie Wright
Job title
Matron
Email address
sophie.wright@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 787194

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 783342 / 07385 367225