Senior Sister/Charge Nurse

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for;

Do you have the passion and leadership experience to lead this Oncology Team?

Do you have the willingness to learn all about this speciality to support the team to deliver the best possible level of care to our patients?

If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, motivated and dynamic Nurse to apply for the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse post on Ward 303, Acute Oncology to lead the Nursing Team.

The successful individual will provide effective and visible leadership on our busy 29 bedded Acute Oncology ward. The ward provides care to patients with a diagnosis of cancer who range from being acutely unwell to requiring symptom management to end of life care, the care we provide will include the delivery of inpatient chemotherapy and radioactive treatments.

The successful applicant will take overall nursing responsibility for the day to day ward environment. They will ensure that high standards of nursing care is provided and drive forward both service development and quality improvement . They will also be ensuring we promote patient safety and a positive patient experience. This role is importantly also about being an exemplar role model for the Nursing Team and steering their development and support.

The post is a full time, 37.5 hours per week role.

Applicants must hold a current NMC registration, and have demonstrable post registration experience with Band 6 experience in Acute Nursing. The applicant must be able to demonstrate their leadership experience. Haematology / Oncology experience is also desirable.

An informal visit is strongly advisable to see what we do!

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development, together with an opportunity to work across some or all of our 5 sites depending on specialty
  • Support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond
  • Friendly, supportive and caring colleagues
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key facts about our Trust:

  • Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – the 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
  • We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
  • We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs

Closing date of applications: 3 November 2020

Interview date: 17 November 2020

Due to COVID-19 and the Governments guidance on social distancing your interview may be carried out via Microsoft Teams. If this is the case you will be notified in advance so that if you don’t have the app you can download it either on to your phone or computer/laptop. The download is free of charge. Where your interview is face to face, the Trust will ensure social distancing. You will be required to wear a mask on all UHDB premises. If you have Covid-19 related symptoms or are shielding and have been invited for a face to face interview please request a Microsoft Teams interview.

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For further details / informal visits contact:

Jenny Sinclair - Matron for Cancer Services

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Reference: 41267858

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