Job title: Senior Sister
Job description: Senior Sister – Band 7
Cedar Ward – Chippenham Community Hospital or Longleat Ward – Warminster Community Hospital
37.5 Hours per Week – Permanent
Wiltshire Health and Care are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse to complete our In Patient Management Team through leading a ward team at various locations (Chippenham, Warminster or Savernake).
Working alongside an established Multi-Disciplinary Team, the Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse will hold responsibility for ensuring the delivery of a high standard of care to Patients. Key to this role is effective, supportive management of The Team.
To enable you in this role, you will be a welcomed member to a cohesive team. You will be supported to identify your training needs which will be nurtured in a style to suit your learning, both formal and informal.
Wiltshire Health and Care recognises the need to support and develop Management Staff, and as such, you will be offered peer support sessions with the wider Community In Patient Wards.
The extensive support services will assist you in your understanding of the vast areas your role will encompass, including risk management, HR, infection control, finance and quality improvement.
Our In Patient wards care for patients with a wide range of health needs from Stroke rehabilitation and general medical issues to Trauma & Orthopaedic rehabilitation and Care of the Elderly/ frailty medicine.
Equally, our staff bring a wide mix of skills and competencies, and a key role of the successful candidate will be to ensure staff reach their potential.
About the Job
- Day to day management responsibility for a ward with our Community Hospitals.
- Day to day management of Staff within the ward environment.
- Close working with our discharge teams
- Interdisciplinary management working with Nursing and Therapy Teams
- Key player for the introduction of new initiatives within the unit, including technological advances
- Regular networking and interaction with external services to ensure maintenance of flow of patients throughout the health community
- First line contact in response to complaints and concerns
We have three community hospitals, Chippenham Hospital, Warminster Hospital & Savernake Hospital all within the Wiltshire area.
There are two wards at Chippenham Hospital (Mulberry & Cedar), one ward in Warminster Community Hospital and one ward with two units at Savernake Hospital. Peer support is encouraged across each of the Community Sites, and teams work closely together.
Wiltshire Health and Care have a proactive approach to education and development and would support in accessing any learning as appropriate.
The “must haves” for you to be considered for this role: * Registered Nurse with recent Management experience
- Adaptive, reactive, style of working to lead a team to deliver an outstanding level of care to our patients
If you recognise yourself in these requirements, we recommend you apply today!
We are happy to answer any questions that you may have.
If you are interested in becoming part of our dynamic team, please don’t hesitate to contact Craig Marshall-Aherne, Lead Nurse, [email protected] who will be delighted to help.
We may close this vacancy early if sufficient applications have been received. We aim to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
All new starters with Wiltshire Health and Care are subject to a six month probationary period, which runs alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment which allows new staff to learn the key elements of the role.
Wiltshire Health and Care are supportive of flexibility and are open to discussions regarding flexible working for our roles. We will endeavour to meet the flexibility needs of individuals however we must always ensure delivery of our services to our patients and communities is not impacted.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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Expected salary: £40057 – 45839 per year
Location: Warminster, Wiltshire – Chippenham, Wiltshire
Job date: Wed, 29 Sep 2021 05:59:35 GMT
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