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Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Haemodialysis
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time - 30.5 hours per week (Hours worked over 4 days - 1x 11 hour shift + 3x 6.5 hour shift)
Job ref
320-MED-BUR-0168-B
Site
Samuel Johnson Community Hospital
Town
Lichfield
Salary
£31,365 - £37,890 pro rata pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
17/06/2021 23:59
Interview date
01/07/2021

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

We are looking for an experienced Renal dialysis nurse who is committed to individualised patient centred care, to work within our 9 bedded satellite Haemodialysis Unit.

The successful applicant will ensure an excellent patient centred haemodialysis experience through the delivery of the highest standards of patient care. They will be expected to take on a
leadership role that will develop a motivated, professional and effective nursing team that provides a service that is patient focused and incorporates all elements of Clinical Governance.

Applicants are expected to have Haemodialysis experience at Band 5 and must be able to demonstrate a flexible approach within the working environment and a willingness to develop their clinical and managerial skills. The Unit operates Monday to Saturday, including a twilight shift on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening. This is a part time role working 30.50 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

  • Supports the Senior Sister, ensuring consistent delivery of patient care, assessing care needs & implementing agreed nursing and clinical standards.
  • Manages a clinical workload & acts as Shift Co-ordinator
  • Works with the MDT to ensure that the needs of the complex chronic patients are met.
  • Monitors the quality of care delivered using clinical standards & audit and in conjunction with other members of the MDT takes necessary action to ensure excellence in nursing practice.
  • Participates in professional and personal development of the Nursing Team.
  • Assesses the short term needs of the unit and makes plans to meet them to ensure the continuity of service without compromising patient care.
  • Manages the clinical area effectively to minimise and identify potential environmental & clinical risks.

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: 17 June 2021

Interview Date: 1 July 2021

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • 1. Haemodialysis Programme
    Ensures consistent delivery of planned patient care, assessing care needs and implementing agreed nursing and clinical standards.
  • Manages a clinical workload every shift.
  • In conjunction with the MDT, assists in the planning and delivery of a service that is responsive to the needs of consumers.
  • Ensures that all clinical and legal nursing documents are completed accurately and legibly and that their relevance is understood and confidentiality maintained for each patient in accordance with Trust Policies and NMC guidelines for Records and Record Keeping.
  • Ensures consistency of approach to all patients, promoting effective communication and teamwork.
  • Represents patients at the MDT Quality Audit Rounds, undertaking the role of patient advocate, to ensure that their needs are assertively presented.
  • Provides psychological and emotional support to patients undergoing Renal Replacement Therapy for a life threatening chronic illness, assisting patients to cope with the impact these restrictions have on them not being able to lead a normal life.
  • Undertakes a proactive role in decisions affecting the Unit, e.g. changes to the unit routine, dialysis procedures or systems of working.
  • Organises the reception and discharge of patients, ensuring effective communication and provision of information.
  • Leads and encourages a positive approach to health education within the team.
  • Maintains effective communication with other hospitals when patients are admitted as inpatients, tracking their progress, offering clinical advice and support and acting as the patient advocate until their discharge home and subsequent return to the unit for their
    dialysis treatment.
  • Ensures effective communication is maintained with other agencies
    2. Responsibilities for Standards of Care
  • Assists with the setting, reviewing, updating and implementation of standards for nursing practice and for care involving the MDT.
  • Works to achieve the quality standards set by the Renal Association, NHS Plan and National Service Framework for Renal Care.
  • Monitors the quality of care delivered using clinical standards and audit and in conjunction with other members of the MDT, takes necessary action to ensure excellence in nursing practice.
  • Undertakes nursing/clinical audit, reviews audit results and if improvements are necessary, assists with the development and implementation of action plans to correct any deficits identified.
  • Ensures that the delivery of care complies with the agreed Policies and Procedures of the Trust.
  • Provides clinical information to nursing staff, members of the multidisciplinary team, patients and visiting medical staff within the department, and nursing and medical staff from other hospitals.
  • Manages a defined clinical workload.
  • Promotes corporate values, ensuring high standards and a professional image.
  •  Ensure confidentiality of information is maintained.
  • Acts at all times in accordance with NMC Code of Professional Conduct and Practice.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Sister, ensures that clinical practice is patient centred and evidence based.
  • Maintains a safe environment, adhering to local health and safety policies.
  • Ensures due regard is given to the customs, values and spiritual beliefs of patients and colleagues and that equal opportunities are practised.
    3. Teaching Responsibilities
  • Assists in the assessment of the training needs of the staff, monitoring & implementation of teaching sessions for trained and untrained staff, whilst maintaining a suitable teaching environment through liaison with relevant educationalists.
  • Acts as mentor for new members of staff on the Renal Unit, assisting in their orientation and training programme.
  • Participates in professional and personal development of the Nursing Team.
  • Participates in staff appraisal, and in conjunction with the Senior Sister identifies and works with individuals to achieve both team and personal objectives.
  • Acts as a clinical role model.
  • Participates in the teaching, clinical supervision and continuous assessment of student nurses.
  • Provides education and training for patients, their carers and other health care professionals, to enable them to understand their condition and care for themselves safely at home, providing written information to support this.
    4. Management Responsibilities
  • Acts as Shift Co-ordinator.
  • Assesses the short term needs of the unit and makes plans to meet them to ensure the continuity of service without compromising patient care or health and safety, e.g. staff sickness, transport issues, provision of equipment and dialysis consumables.
  • Assists the Senior Sister with ensuring that staff are capable and have the necessary skills to work with a complex chronic patient group who have health care needs that are unpredictable in nature.
  • In the absence of the Senior Sister manages the clinical area effectively to minimise and identify potential environmental and clinical risks.
  • Allocates resources matching skill mix to needs of the area, ensuring that complex or poorly patients are assessed and managed by appropriately skilled and experience members of the nursing staff.
  • Prioritises nursing workload according to resources.
  • Ensures the Health and safety of all staff, patients and visitors, reporting any incidents,  hazards or defects.
  • Assists in the selection and recruitment of staff. Works in collaboration with the team to ensure effective and appropriate orientation and training of new staff and the continuing
    training of existing staff in both clinical skills and mandatory training e.g. fire and resuscitation.
  • Is aware of and adheres to the operational policies and Standing Financial Instructions for maintaining and ordering supplies necessary for the function of the ward.
  • Participates in managing the unit budget, anticipates staff shortages and acts accordingly.
  • Deputises for the Senior Sister, taking responsibility for operational issues in their absence.
  • Understands the role of Clinical Governance in the management of patients and the training and education of staff. Assesses the risks involved in the care of patients and assists with the development of protocols to minimise these risks. Reports incidents and near misses promptly and appropriately and takes effective action to minimise the risk in the future.
    5. Development Responsibilities
  • Is responsible for own professional development and is prepared to undertake additional training if required for the post. Agrees own personal, professional and team objectives through appraisal with the Senior Sister, identifying self-development needs and undertake such development so as to ensure continual update and compliance to the
    NMC requirements.
  • Assists retention of staff by promoting professional and personal growth of staff using the appraisal process.
  • Assists in implementing changes in practice in collaboration with the Senior Sister.
  • Maintains own personal profile.
  • Undertaking of appropriate leadership training e.g. CLP
  • Assists in implementing changes in practice in collaboration with the ward manager.
  • Promotes nursing research, taking a lead in identifying relevant initiatives and ensuring implementation of research results, which will improve nursing care, contribute to nursing knowledge in the unit and to the profession as a whole.
  • Maintains own personal profile.
    6. Communication Responsibilities
  • Maintains efficient and effective communication with the Senior Sister, Unit team, Multidisciplinary Team and Patients.
  • Communicates with patients and carers, taking account of their complex and sensitive needs.
  • Liaison with Trust staff and consumers to plan and deliver services that are responsive to the needs of patients.
  • Communicates with medical, paramedical staff and other agencies, to ensure the timely delivery of patient care.
  • Aware of Trust’s Complaints procedure
  • Prepares accurate statements and documentation concerning incidents in line with Trust Policy.
  • Participates in Renal Unit staff meetings.
  • Communicates with staff in other Renal Units to ensure that, when necessary, patient care is transferred safely from one Renal Unit to another.
  • Cascades information to relevant staff.

Person specification

Qualifications / experience

Essential criteria
  • RGN
  • Post registration Renal qualification or equivalent Renal experience including Haemodialysis experience.
  • Demonstrable post registration experience
  • Demonstrable Haemodialysis experience.
  • Experience of shift management.
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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
Helen Bishop
Job title
Senior Sister
Email address
helen.bishop4@nhs.net
Telephone number
01543 412902

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