Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Othopaedics
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
382-SUR20-18
Site
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Town
Blackpool
Salary
£26,565 to £35,577 pa
Closing
27/02/2018 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

 

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

 

Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.


Are you an experienced Registered Nurse with experience in orthopaedics?
Do you have a pro-active, forward thinking attitude towards care and rehabilitation?
We have a great opportunity to gain managerial and leadership experience as a Sister/Charge Nurse on our ward. You’ll receive excellent support from our ward sisters and the divisional leadership team.

We currently have a permanent vacancy for 37.5 hour per week, for a Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse. Ward 35 is a 27 bedded female trauma ward caring for patients of all ages with fractures and acute orthopaedic conditions. We work closely with the MDT, including Ortho-Geriatricians, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and our Hospital Discharge Team.

You have a desire to develop your experience of managing and leading a team of staff as well as a passion for excellent patient care and outcomes. You’re not afraid of doing things differently and challenging the status quo. You’re a role model, in terms of your clinical knowledge and leadership style – 100% dedicated to professional and practice development with the ability to teach, motivate and influence your team and other colleagues.

The post would suit an experienced staff nurse wanting to gain further experience in Trauma Nursing, rehabilitation and complex discharge planning. A full induction package and, preceptorship programme will be offered to the successful candidate. There will also be the opportunity for further study in the area of Trauma Orthopaedics and associated courses such as Student Nurse Mentorship, Tissue Viability and Dementia and leading on to relevant management courses.

We are looking for someone with good communication skills, who is enthusiastic and motivated to learn. You will be working in a close knit team within a busy ward and we will you require you to be flexible in your hours of working to ensure that we can deliver a quality service. We will offer a full induction into the ward and have a Practice Development Sister who works with the ward to help address any of your current and future development needs.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Sr Gail Bewick or Sister Michelle Knighton
Tel: 01253 953435.

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
01253 957382