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Charge Nurse/Sister B4

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
MEC
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
Permanent: n/a
Hours
Full time
Job ref
435-MEC-007-23
Site
RBH
Town
Blackburn
Salary
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
15/02/2023 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity to join our inspirational ward team on Ward B4 which is a 24 bedded General Medicine in the Medicine for Older People department. The successful post holder will demonstrate strong leadership qualities and have a passion for improving the patient and relative experience in addition to having a sound clinical knowledge base. In addition to this, you will possess well developed communication skills that will be used to engage, inspire and motivate both staff and patients in the clinical area. Good time management skills are essential, as is the ability to prioritize your workload. The focus for the post holder will be in the following key areas:  Provide nurse leadership, improvement, and management of services within this acute ward setting in order to ensure the highest standards of patient care and service are delivered in the most efficient and effective way.  Be a confident role model for the junior nursing team. Ensure improvements in patient outcomes and the safety, treating patients with dignity and respect.  Ensure best practice in infection control.  In conjunction with the Ward Manager ensure all quality improvement work is implemented and sustained.  Ensure safe and effective discharge planning.  Support the provision of a clean environment.

Main duties of the job

  • Participate in the overall management of the ward including nights in conjunction with the Ward manager.
  • Support the Ward Manager in the education and training of ward staff.
  • In co-ordination with the Ward Manager promote delivery of high quality research based nursing care.
  • Participate in the implementation and monitoring of plans of care.
  • Responsible for promoting effective and efficient utilization of available resources.
  • To facilitate an environment conductive to learning and professional development.
  • Ensure that Trust policies and directives are adhered to at Ward level.
  • Act in accordance with the Nursing & Midwifery Code of Conduct (NMC)
  • Deputise for the Ward Manager as required.

Working for our organisation

Established in 2003 East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) is a large integrated health care organisation providing high quality acute secondary healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen. 

 

Our vision is to be widely recognized for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 700,000 patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work and achievements.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Participate in the overall management of the ward including nights in conjunction with the Ward manager.
  • Support the Ward Manager in the education and training of ward staff.
  • In co-ordination with the Ward Manager promote delivery of high quality research based nursing care.
  • Participate in the implementation and monitoring of programmes of care.
  • Responsible for promoting effective and efficient utilisation of available resources.
  • To facilitate an environment conductive to learning and professional development.
  • Ensure that Trust policies and directives are adhered to at Ward level.
  • Act in accordance with the Nursing & Midwifery Code of Conduct (NMC)
  • Deputise for the Ward Manager as required.

Person specification

Essential

Essential criteria
  • Able to deliver a high standard of Evidence based individual patient care
  • Current NMC registration essential
  • Evidence of ability to take charge in the absence of their direct line manager
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience in speciality.
  • Experience of recent employment in a pre-registration student nurse area.
  • Demonstrates specialist knowledge across a range of work procedures and practices
  • Evidence of involvement in policy and practice changes arising from audit
  • Evidence of leadership and team player
  • Effective communicator with good leadership and interpersonal skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Happy to Talk Flexible WorkingPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committedStep into health

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Priscilla Manuel
Job title
Matron
Email address
priscilla.manuel@elht.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01254734424

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Address
Employment Services
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust