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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/04/2021.

Junior Sister/Charge Nurse - Band 6 - Guildford Ward

Job Reference: 384-PP-GWB6

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
384 495620 Guildford Ward
Guildford, Surrey
£32,933 - £39,681 pa, pro rata, incl HCAS

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with our Maternity services deemed 'Outstanding'. We also received a rating of 'Outstanding' for medical care and end of life care. We are investing in our colleagues through our new health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than £45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Junior Sister/Charge Nurse - Guildford Ward (Isolation Unit)

Fixed Term for 6 Months - Full Time

Do you have a genuine interest in working in an exciting new ward?

Do you want to practice and develop your skills in a progressive and supportive environment?

Do you want to be at the heart of controlling and preventing the spread of infection?

Guildford Ward is looking for motivated, adaptable, forward thinking and enthusiastic Band 6 Sisters/Charge Nurses with excellent communication skills and the motivation to develop and progress their management skills in our purpose built, bright and modern environment

We are recruiting nurses who are passionate about providing and supporting the delivery of high quality, safe and evidenced based care in our 20 bedded isolation ward

This band 6 role provides a real opportunity to develop your clinical skills and knowledge base while working closely alongside our well established infection control team. You will care for patients requiring infection control management as well as those with diverse medical conditions from many specialties in an exceptional and well equipped negative pressure environment

Each cubicle is fitted out with cardiac monitors and medical devices to allow holistic care to be provided to both low acuity and high dependency patients who may require supported breathing interventions and work closely with our critical care outreach and respiratory teams to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients

Alongside our designated practice development sister, we are dedicated to training and developing our staff in their chosen field and take pride in supporting our nurses to become nurse specialists and nurse leaders of the future. We encourage close working with all members of the multi-disciplinary teams and support our band 6 nurses in their roles as practice supervisors and assessors to develop our junior staff and encourage and promote professional learning and development

Informal visits are strongly recommended.

For further information, please contact

Senior Sister Elaine Walsh on 01483 571122 ext 3485

If you are interested in applying for this post please use the links provided to access the full job description/person specification and apply online.

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.


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The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust has a safeguarding policy for both adults and children and is committed to all safeguarding legislation and current standards.

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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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