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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/02/2021.

Lead Chaplain

Job Reference: 155-CR-AC-0121-47

Employer:
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Chaplaincy
Location:
Sunderland
Salary:
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

The Trust provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents along with an increasing range of more specialised services provided outside this area. We also provide a range of community based services across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead, particularly within Community Nursing, Family Care and Therapy Services.

Inpatient facilities are provided from Sunderland Royal Hospital (SRH), South Tyneside District Hospital (STDH), St Benedict’s Hospice and from the specialist Sunderland Eye Infirmary, giving a total number of beds of around 1200 acute beds, as well as a state-of-the-art ICCU at SRH. The Trust is continuing to invest in its infrastructure with: a new Emergency Department and Integrated Assessment Unit opened June 2017 at SRH; a state of the art Integrated Emergency Care Centre at STDH opened in 2012; in 2016 the Trust opened its new Endoscopy Unit at SRH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Surgical Centre at STDH in 2017; in 2017 the Trust opened its new state of the art MRI at STDH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Durham Treatment Centre providing satellite dialysis, out-patient clinics, imaging and day case procedures across a range of specialties. The Trust also provides an outreach service to our Durham patients for nephrology, urology, ENT, OMFS and ophthalmology. There is an onsite at SRH Fitness Centre and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with their childcare arrangements.

We’re here to deliver the best care to the people we serve and our values are at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for applications from those who will share the commitment to our values and will live and breathe the behavioural standards that support them - Compassionate and dignified, high quality, safe patient care always the first priority/Working together for the benefit of our patients and their families or carers/Openness and honesty in everything we do/Respect and encouragement for our staff


South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust are looking for a lead chaplain to make a positive contribution to the spiritual, religious and pastoral needs of patients, visitors and staff.

If you are an experienced healthcare chaplain, enthusiastic and engaging who has led and developed a team we would like to hear from you. STSFT is looking for a chaplain who is vibrant and willing to develop the chaplaincy service across the entire organisation which includes working in acute hospital and community settings, whilst building up relationships with all local faith communities. The successful candidate will need to understand the importance of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, who can meet and ensure the timely and appropriate responses to referrals to meet spiritual, emotional, physical and psychological needs of our patients and families especially in times of crisis and at the end of life. You will be expected to work closely with all professional health care teams as well as with community colleagues plus an active team of volunteers.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a creative approach to working as part of a multi-faith team and be willing to undertake an on-call commitment. Any candidate applying should have sufficient experience to offer sensitive and safe religious , spiritual and pastoral care to patients, relatives, friends and carers and to members of staff, whether these are persons of faith or not. The chaplaincy department is also involved in the education and training of our staff in spiritual, religious and pastoral care.

The role is demanding and fast paced and the successful candidate will need to demonstrate reliability, personal, physical, mental and spiritual resilience so as to be able to cope under pressure in difficult situations.

Please contact Holly Kitching Deputy Director of Nursing or Peter Webb Lead Chaplain for any further informationVia PA Sarah Candlish Tel: 01915656256 ext 42692 | Email: Sarah.Candlish@chsft.nhs.uk




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Please note the vacancy may be closed early if exceptional volumes of applications are received and late applications will not be accepted or considered.


DBS CHARGES

As from 1st November 2020, it is a requirement of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month's pay.


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.



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