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Band 6 Deputy Ward Sister/Deputy Charge Nurse (Permanent/Secondment)

Job Reference: 313-A-20-85829-EE1

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
East / North ward
Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 3DA
£32,306 /£34,172 /£39,027

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.

Experienced Registered Nurse (Adult) with recent experience in Medical Ward areas

Permanent or secondment, Full time or Part time posts available.

We are looking for a highly experienced Level 1 (Adult) Registered Nurse with strong clinical skills, who are enthusiastic and motivated to provide visible leadership in support of the Ward Sister. The post holder will be experienced Band 5 Nurse who can demonstrate they have a range of transferable skills within a hospital setting and have medical or sub-acute medical experience or a current Band 6 Nurse wishing to undertake a new and exciting challenge.

The successful candidate will be supported to develop their leadership ability and management skills and will lead by example to deliver excellence in patient care. We have an established band 6 induction and development programme to support you in this role.

You will need to hold a mentoring qualification or have a planned start for this, as the ward takes a number of nursing students as well as newly qualified and return to practice nurses for their preceptorship.

You will be working for the Trust’s Community Health Services Division (Hospital Service line) which provides health care services within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We are an integrated and flexible nursing and therapy workforce that delivers seamless, high quality, co-ordinated care, driven by clinical outcomes and a positive patient and staff experience. If you are looking for variety, innovation in nursing and career development we would be delighted to receive your application.

We are looking for a Level 1 Nurse with excellent communication and organisational skills who enjoy working in a fast paced ever-changing environment. You will be expected to be able to work as part of a team and lead that team to deliver the highest possible standards of patient care.

This post is on East Ward which is one of our community hospital in-patient wards caring predominantly for frail elderly medically unwell patients. The wards manage a range of specialities including sub – acute medically unwell patients, those who have complex discharge needs & palliative patients for symptom control or ‘end of life’ care.

The wards all have a multi-disciplinary approach to patient management. Family and MDT goal setting are an integral part of the Registered Nurse role in all our in-patient areas.

Supported by the Ward Sister & Matron you will develop your professional accountability, innovative thinking and contribute to the clear vision for the in-patient nursing areas. You will be responsible for supporting the continuous management of the Ward and contributing to high standards of care delivery.

We strongly recommend that you visit our Wards during the application process so that you understand fully the types of patients on our Wards, our patient management process with the MDT and how we facilitate timely discharges and communicate this to our patients and their families.

If you want to make a difference to patients and their families, feel a sense of achievement in your job, and that your work can make an impact on local people’s lives then we would like to hear from you.

We offer free parking on all our sites

Please contact:

Dona Perkins: Ward Sister 01530467410

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

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

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

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. 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.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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

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