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Job summary

Main area
Surgery
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Internal Rotation)
Job ref
279-4289600-Aug22
Employer
279 University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
St Richards Hospital
Town
Chichester
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
21/08/2022 23:59

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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse Critical Care

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic nurse to join the band 6 Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse team within the 10 bedded Critical Care Unit at St Richards Hospital, Chichester.

The Unit has 6 Level 3 beds and 4 Level 2 beds caring for a combination of both Medical and Surgical patients.

We are a friendly , hardworking team providing outstanding , compassionate care for our patients and a supportive, progressive environment for our highly valued staff.

Main duties of the job

The Sister/Charge Nurse will undertake the management of the unit on a day-to-day basis in the absence of/or in conjunction with the senior team.

The post holder will provide clinical leadership and support colleagues to plan, monitor and evaluate skilled and appropriate care for the critically ill patient and ensure the provision of evidence based care by being a role model providing specialist knowledge within critical care.

You will work as part of a team supporting and developing colleagues by mentoring and assessing their skills. 

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

- The post holder is responsible for the management, leadership and training of all staff attached to the Critical Care department in the conjunction with the Matron, Senior Sisters and Practice Development Nurse.
- Responsible for ensuring that high clinical, managerial and educational standards are set, maintained and policies and procedures are - adhered to with regard to Critically Ill patients throughout the Trust.
- Responsible for ensuring that assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care for Critically Ill patients is supported throughout the Trust
- The post holder will be actively involved in setting and reviewing standards using evidence based practice

 

-- Please see the Job Description & Person Specs for full details --

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • RGN /1st Level RN UK NMC registration
  • Adult Critical Care Course or equivalent
  • Mentorship Course or Equivalent
  • ILS Course
  • 1st Degree or willingness to undertake
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in other Critical Care Units
  • Leadership Course
  • Masters level Study

Knowledge , Training and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Supervised and assessed Management experience or practice
  • Evidence of competent clinical and professional practice knowledge
  • Record of continuing professional development
  • Involvement and knowledge of relevant reasearch in practice
Desirable criteria
  • Relevant competency records completed
  • Research Training

Clinical

Essential criteria
  • Advanced nursing skills -defibrillation, haemodynamic monitoring and haemofiltration
Desirable criteria
  • Venepuncture and Cannulation

Communication and relationship skills

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of verbal and written skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with all members of the Multidisciplinary Team, patients and relatives.
Desirable criteria
  • Conflict resolution training
  • Counselling Course

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Daisy Rosser
Job title
Senior Sister Critical Care
Email address
daisy.rosser@nhs.net
Telephone number
01243 788122
Additional information

Mon-Fri 8-5 

Informal visits welcomed  /  ext 35345

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