Senior Sister / Charge Nurse Band 7

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Whittington Health NHS Trust
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A & E Additional Spend Level 5
£37,653.60-£47,778 pa inc
08/11/2017 23:59

The Whittington Hospital received a ‘good’ overall inspection from the CQC in April 2016, rated ‘good’ in a national review of openness and transparency standards across NHS trusts in England and ranked 78 out of 230 NHS Trusts overall.

62 per cent of staff say they are proud to be working for the organisation in our Staff Survey with 55 per cent saying they would recommend us as a great place to work and 53 per cent say they have a strong sense of belonging.

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The Whittington Emergency Department (ED) serves the diverse local community of North London in and around Archway and Highgate. We are a busy central London ED and saw more than 96,000 patients last year and were in the top 5 best performing Trusts in London for our ED performance. We pride ourselves on providing high quality, compassionate care and give structured support and development to all our nurses.

We have a fully refurbished Urgent Care Centre which is led by a team of Emergency Nurse Practitioners working in conjunction with the local GP’s. In April 2014 our ambulatory care moved into a new purpose built £3M unit which is pioneering new pathways and working on innovative ways to reduce admissions and ED attendances.

Senior Sister / Senior Charge Nurse - Emergency Department (Band 7)

Due to an increase in our Senior Nursing establishment, we have a vacancy for a dynamic, enthusiastic, innovative senior nurse who is looking for their next challenge to help us build on our reputation as one of the safest hospitals in England. The role of the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse is pivotal in providing leadership and support to our nurses, while ensuring the department is managed smoothly on each shift.

You will be given the freedom to manage your department and a team of nurses, with appropriate support and development opportunities. We have very strong nursing leadership and can offer support from our substantial senior team, which includes our two Adult and two Paediatric Matrons, two Lead Emergency Nurse Practitioners and a Practice Development Nurse, who provide a clinical support rota.

You may already be working at a Band 7 level, looking for your next challenge in a new, friendly and innovative department. We will tailor a development programme to meet your needs to excel in this role. This may include building upon your portfolio of clinical courses, for example ALS, ATNC, APLS, Physical Assessment or Minor Illness/Injury. To support your leadership development, the Trust offers many in-house courses as well as external accredited courses with the Institute of Leadership & Management, NHS Elect and NHS Leadership Academies. There are also opportunities for teaching or involvement in research/national audit.

Applicants will have significant post registration experience with demonstrable experience in Emergency Care, educated to degree level and have a mentorship qualification. Second registration on the NMC register in paediatric nursing is desirable, but not essential.

The post will require full internal rotation of our shift patterns (flexible / part time working will be considered).

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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

If you want further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact:
Kerry Wykes or Fiona Long
Matron’s for the Emergency Department
020 7288 5516

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 288 3762