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Sister Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 431-CTC-6771-D

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Basildon Hospital, Basildon
£30,401 - £37,267 pa pro-

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative and dynamic place to work. Our values - safe, caring, excellent – are at the core of everything we do and are the basis for our interactions with patients and each other.

The Trust is rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission who described our services as effective, caring, responsive and well-led. Basildon Hospital was the first in the country to be rated as ‘outstanding’ for maternity care and our ambition is to become ‘outstanding’ in as many services as possible over the coming months and years.

We offer an extensive range of acute healthcare services at Basildon University Hospital, Orsett Hospital and the St Andrew’s Centre in Billericay. We also provide specialist cardiothoracic services for the whole of Essex and further afield at The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, which has a reputation for leading developments in cardiac surgery and cardiology procedures.

We work collaboratively with our NHS partners in mid and south Essex to ensure that local people have access to the best possible healthcare services.

We are part of UCLPartners, an academic health and science partnership with over 40 members who together form one of the world’s leading centres of medical innovation and education. We offer a professional environment where all staff have excellent education, coaching, mentoring, training and development opportunities.

We are looking for talented individuals who are committed to working as part of our healthcare team delivering an excellent, caring service to patients.

Take a look our Trust values video on our website and see if you have what it takes to be one of the team!

If you're looking for a new challenge and to work with a great team then this is the role for you.

Excellent patient care is our main focus with a structured education, training and development programme to help you develop your skills and your knowledge.

We offer a structured orientation programme which includes a bespoke cardiothoracic course delivered by our in house education team.

The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre is based on the site of Basildon Hospital and opened to patients on 1st July 2007. The impressive £60 million Centre is among the most modern of its kind in the country, with the latest equipment and technology throughout, including state-of-the-art operating theatres and cardiac catheter laboratories.

Offering specialist diagnosis and treatment for people with cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, patients benefit from the highest quality treatment and care delivered by a team of experienced staff. Working as an integral member of the ward team, the post holder will expand, develop and utilise clinical skills to enhance and optimise clinical practice within this 32 bedded Cardiothoracic Ward.

There is also an eight bedded area within the ward, which acts as an immediate post-operative area. All major thoracic surgical patients will be nursed here, along with patients following cardiac surgery on return from Critical Care.

You will be primarily required to work as a skilled member of the surgical nursing team to assist in the high provision of care to patients and families, this includes assessment and evaluation for patients and following agreed care pathways.

You will develop and maintain good unit management and organisational skills and assist with the provision of an environment conductive to the education of staff. Duties also to include the cleaning, maintenance and safe handling of equipment

For further details / informal visits contact:

Eugenie Benedicto - 01268 394370

BTUH is an equal opportunities employer. Please let us know if you have any special requirements regarding your application or possible interview.

All communication regarding the post will be sent electronically and we would appreciate that you check your junk or spam folders. We will be in contact with candidates where possible however, if you have not been contacted within 14 days from closing date please assume your application was unsuccessful.

We have a range of benefits applicable to staff so please look at the BTUH website for futher information.

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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