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Deputy Ward Manager – Band 6

Job Reference: 156-19-5586

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Hayle, Cornwall
£28,050 to £36,644 pa

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Deputy Ward Manager

Please note that there are two posts available.  One is a permanent post and the other is a secondment / fixed term contract until January 2020.

The Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust is investing in St Michael’s Hospital to build on the already excellent patient outcomes to provide a venue for all elective orthopedic surgery patients in Cornwall.

The hospital is 20 minutes away from the main Royal Cornwall Hospital site in Truro where the emergency trauma service is situated. It is five minutes from the three mile long Hayle beach and the South West Coastal path.

The St. Michael’s Hospital teams have for many years performed orthopedic surgery; however the range of operations and the complexity of the patients able to be dealt with has been restricted by a lack of higher care facilities and appropriate isolation facilities. This has now with the opening of our Infection Control Suite which opened this month.

The vision is to invest significantly into St Michaels Hospital to allow all required planned orthopedic operations to be undertaken at St Michaels Hospital for all level of anesthetic requirements. This will require enhanced pre-operative, perioperative and post-operative medical, nursing and therapies with improvements being made to the physical structure of the hospital and to the equipment available. We plan to provide an Infection prevention and control area which will require staffing by knowledgeable staff. These people may have a background in Infection prevention and control and orthopedics.

We are looking for a dynamic senior nurse, with recent acute experience in orthopedics and knowledgeable in current infection control practices who is able to demonstrate a proven track record of supporting change and service improvement and evidence of continued personal development. You must show that you will support existing staff skills and training, be a good leader, communicator, role model and have excellent standards of practice.

We will be the only elective orthopedic hospital in the South West of England and are looking for keen enthusiastic staff to help progress our goals. We are already able to provide the most contemporary orthopedic interventions, including arthroscopic, joint replacement and revision surgery to all joints and long bones.

The entire team is very excited about these changes and look forward to welcoming additional team members to make it happen.

Orthopedic elective surgery in Cornwall is taking a big step forward in the advancement of the best care for our patients and looking to achieve the best outcomes. Help us to make St Michael’s Hospital the most progressive orthopedic facility in the South West and build on its great reputation. We are very interested in hearing from you if you would like to join our team.

This is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week and the successful candidate will be flexible and adaptable with excellent communication and organisational skills and most importantly, have unlimited enthusiasm. A good level of knowledge in both Breast and Orthopaedic Surgery would be desirable.

For further information please contact Hospital Sister Di Rooney, on 01736 758856 or Deputy Ward Managers Alison Simpson / Joanne Burton / and Maria Reid on 01736 758811.

Proposed interview date: 9th April 2019


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