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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/09/2020.

Sister/Charge Nurse - Laurel Ward

Job Reference: 252-9771

Employer:
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
Department:
252 Laurel Ward
Location:
Dartford
Salary:
£32,933 to £39,681 pa inc. allowances

Laurel Hyper Acute unit

Fixed term secondment to Clinical sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6

We are excited to be recruiting a Clinical sister / Charge Nurse to a fixed term secondment. The successful applicant will be in post until April 2021.

We are looking to recruit a team member who shares our ambition and vision to continue to deliver ‘good care’ (As rated by the CQC) and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

We are looking for committed and enthusiastic nurses to work alongside and lead our ‘Most supportive ward team (2019-2020)’ and who are looking for an opportunity to enhance and develop clinical and management skills within a challenging but positive environment, In our Level 1 Hyper acute unit.

The Laurel ward team is skilled, highly motivated and actively engaged with the multidisciplinary team to deliver high quality care. If successful you must be prepared to provide high quality evidence based care, and flexible and be proactive in adapting to meet the needs of our service. Effective communication skills and the ability to work efficiently within a team are integral to this role. Our unit recognises the importance of staff health and well-being and the support that is necessary to maintain it.

This is a unique opportunity to care for Both surgical and medical patients with a Nurse to patient ratio of 1:4 Giving you time to Nurse your patients with pride.

On joining the ward you will have a 2 week supernumerary period to adjust and you will be given a named mentor on the day of joining to provide ongoing support.

You will have previously completed courses in HDU, phlebotomy cannulation and mentoring, and have proven clinical experience.

At interview you will be asked to give a short presentation ‘In todays challenging climate what steps would you , as a band 6 take to ensure the health and wellbeing of your team’?

For more information please contact Sarah Hobson, Senior Sister on ext 8598

The Trust has a strong commitment to equality and diversity. We aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the communities we serve. 'Positive action' initiatives can be used whenever an under-represented group is identified. As our workforce is currently under-represented in bands 6, 7 and 8, we encourage applications from people with black or minority ethnic backgrounds.

Working days and or shift patterns will be agreed by the line manager to meet the needs of the service.

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust is a smoke free organisation. To improve public health, smoking is not permitted anywhere on the hospital site. For advice and support on stop smoking please call 0300 123 1220.

 

 

 




Our staff are our most valuable asset. We are committed to making staff feel appreciated, supported and included in the Trust’s successes. Our mission is to be an outstanding place to work providing the very best care for our patients and excellent career opportunities for our staff. Everything we do is guided by our core values and behaviours, identified by our staff and embedded throughout the organisation.

We have the highest CQC rating of all Acute NHS Trusts in Kent and Medway (Good). The CQC highlighted that managers promoted a positive culture that supported, valued staff and created a sense of common purpose based upon shared values.

The Trust is a great place to work, stay, develop a career and enjoy a healthy work life balance. We have made and are delivering on a wide range of commitments to staff; health and wellbeing; equality; diversity and inclusion; access to education and career development. During 2020 we are setting up quality councils, driven by our staff to create a culture of shared governance and quality improvement.

We have a strong focus on innovation and improvement. Part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT) ‘Healthcare Alliance’ we are introducing new models of care to improve clinical outcomes for patients. Our association with GSTT also gives staff wishing to develop their skills excellent opportunities to work across numerous specialities.

As our local population increases, our services and skills are expanding and adapting to meet demand. We are continuously looking at best practice models to enhance and improve the services we offer.

The Trust provides services at Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, for a local population of over 500,000 people.

If you would like to be part of our innovative and forward thinking team putting patients at the centre of all we do, we invite you to #joinourfamily.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


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