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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/06/2021.

Band 6 Deputy/Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-21-96501-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Snibston Stroke Ward
£31,365 /£33,176 /£37,890

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We are currently looking for a Band 6 Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse to join us on Ward One Snibston Stroke Unit at Coalville Community Hospital.

Ward One is a 17 bedded ward with 15 beds providing sub-acute care and rehabilitation to patients following a stroke and 2 general medicine beds.

The team

You will be joining a team made up of 38-40 Nursing staff, together with a multi-disciplinary team comprising occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and advanced nurse practitioners as well as the support of a Stroke Consultant. The team works closely together and there is an opportunity to develop and learn a range of new skills as well as impart your knowledge and experience to them.

The Role

The role will involve:

Responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of evidence based nursing care to a group of client/ service users.

Assisting and contributing in the management and organisation of a ward/ clinical area.

Actively contribute to setting and maintaining high standards of quality nursing care.

Actively participate in the education, development and supervision of other staff members.

Act as a clinical and professional role model, assessing and supporting students and learners on placement within the clinical area.

Work collaboratively and co-operatively with others to meet the needs of clients/service users and their families.

As an effective leader and role model you will work flexibly as a member of the team, and in support of the ward sister ensure high standards are maintained, evaluated and where necessary improved.

You will play a key role in ensuring patients and clinical staffs have ongoing education and training.

You will be an effective role model and be involved in helping to develop all aspects of the ward, including provision of policies and procedures, whilst delivering high quality clinical care and staff development.

You will support the ward sister in leading the team to deliver high quality standards of nursing care. You must be supportive, have excellent communication skills and be able to challenge decision making at all levels and be proactive.

You must be highly motivated, energetic and have an interest in stroke services and a commitment to safe effective care

You will be expected to coordinate the bed management and safe and effective flow of our patients by participating in the stroke conference call

You will be able to complete regular audits to improve our services and ensure high standards of care are being maintained and delivered

The team

We offer training and personal development within the ward and at our Learning and Development Centre to ensure you have the knowledge/skills to meet patient needs and complete your revalidation CPD requirements. You will be supported through a programme of training to ensure you are able to meet your clinical and leadership requirements to provide safe and effective care on the ward.

You will be working on a rotation of days, nights and weekends, and bank holidays.

In addition we offer free parking on all our sites.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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