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Job summary

Main area
Unscheduled Care - A&E
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Fixed term: 12 months
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Full rotation to include Night and Weekend working)
Job ref
279-4151818-Apr22
Employer
279 University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Worthing
Town
Worthing
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59

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279 University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Sister/Charge Nurse Adult and Paediatric

Band 6

 About our Trust

At UHSussex we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation with patient care at our core. Our hard-working, talented and dedicated people work together towards a common goal – to always put our Patient First.  In fact our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex. In the meantime make sure to check out our Patient First approach that runs through our core as you’ll get to know us better through this, our equality, diversity and inclusion pages which show just why being inclusive is so important to us and how our staff networks help drive change, and our staff wellbeing page that details the many ways in which we invest in your wellbeing.

Job overview

Band 6 Junior Sister/Charge Nurse  Emergency Department 

Are you a dynamic, motivated and flexible nurse, with relevant ED experience and qualifications?

Are you looking for the opportunity to grow and develop both personally and professionally and someone who enjoys nurturing and empowering others to flourish in their role?

The ED Team at Worthing are looking for Band 6  Junior Sister/Charge Nurse  who are as passionate about delivering quality patient care and who want to make a difference to patients and their families at a time they are most in need.  

Worthing ED sees around 90,000 patients a year with 25% being children. We have a co-located UTC and are working on improved pathways to enable the right care at the right time for our patients. 

We are looking for kind and caring, dynamic nurses with excellent communication and organisational skills, who are able to motivate, support and inspire others and be proactive in their role.

We receive a wide variety of Emergency patients, including Trauma, Medical/Surgical, Gynaecology, Maternity and Paediatrics and have dedicated Stroke Service.  We have a well-developed Emergency Nurse Practitioner Team who work closely with staff to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills in minor injury management and treatment.

We have a dynamic  PDN team who are a very encouraging and can  support with training needs with close links to local University. 

 

 

 

 

Main duties of the job

To support the Matron and Senior Nursing team in leading the departmental team, promoting an environment to ensure delivery of high standards of patient care.

Working for our organisation

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First.  Our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex.  We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves. 

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Main duties by factor

 

1.        Communications and Relationship skills - (Factor 1)

  • To contribute positively to the effectiveness and efficiency of the
  • To work as part of a team ensuring effective communication with all health care professionals within the clinical team and across all
  • Deal with patient/relative complaints proactively to minimise the risk of them becoming formal. Actively investigate any complaints in the absence of Matron, Senior Sister/Charge
  • Ensure that open communication occurs within the department and that all departmental staff are briefed on all items of importance for safe and effective management.

2.        Analytical and Judgemental skills - (Factor 3)

  • Complete the assessment, implementation and delivery of individualised patient care, seeking guidance as
  • Identify patients individual dependency care needs and provide support for physical, psychological and social
  • Rapid assessment and early identification of serious illness and /or injury and initiation of urgent
  • Support the Matron, Sister / Charge nurse in ensuring all nursing staff are working to their required level of clinical competence
  • Whilst in charge of the department, having an overview of all areas ensuring all patients are in the most appropriate areas.

 

 

-- Please see Job Description & Person Specs for further information -- 

 

For more information, or to arrange an informal visit please contact Steven Huntley, Emergency Department Matron on 01903-205111 Ext: 84174

Person specification

NMC

Essential criteria
  • Valid NMC
  • At least 2 years post registration experience. Two at least must be relevant to A&E
  • Mentorship
  • Cannulation and Venepuncture
Desirable criteria
  • Advanced Life support provider
  • Evidence of Leadership Qualification
  • ECA competencies
  • Mental health qualification
  • Paediatric experience
  • NHS Leadership qualification - Edward Jenner - Mary Seacole

Staff management

Essential criteria
  • Appraisals
  • Sickness Absence management
Desirable criteria
  • Roster management
  • Courageous conversations
  • Human Factors training

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Steven Huntley
Job title
Matron
Email address
Steven.Huntley@nhs.net
Telephone number
01903205111
Additional information

Senior Sister/Charge Nurse of ED  - 01903-205111 Ext:86870 or Ext 84174

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