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Sister/Charge Nurse - Band 6 - Discharge Waiting Area

Job Reference: 179-294-19-P

Employer:
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Discharge Waiting Area
Location:
Bury St. Edmunds
Salary:
£30,401 to £37,267 pa pr

About West Suffolk Hospital & Community Services

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) provides hospital and community health care services to the population of west Suffolk and is an associate teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge. We serve a predominantly rural geographical area of roughly 600 square miles with a population of around 280,000.

In addition to the main hospital, we employ staff in a number of community-based locations across Suffolk. Working collaboratively with community services enables us to assist with reducing pressure across the NHS system and provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

We work hard to make West Suffolk Hospital and our community services a great place to work. A high performing Trust, our most recent CQC results gave us an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’ – the highest possible rating. We are very proud to be one of a very few acute trusts in the country, and currently the only one in the east of England, to hold this accolade

We regularly receive positive feedback in NHS staff surveys in a range of key areas, consistently scoring in the top 20% of Trusts nationally against seven criteria:

  • recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive treatment

  • satisfaction with the quality of work and patient care they are able to deliver

  • agreeing their role makes a difference to patients

  • feeling recognised and valued by managers and the organisation

  • satisfaction with the level of responsibility and involvement they are given

  • satisfaction with resourcing and support feeling the organisation takes an interest in and action on health and wellbeing.

When applying for jobs, please ensure you read the advert carefully to identify whether the job you wish to apply for is based at the main hospital or at one of our community locations.

Come and join us and be part of, what we think, is the best hospital in the east of England.


Sister/Charge Nurse - Band 6 - Discharge Waiting Area - 37.5hpw - Permanent

 

Could you help West Suffolk Hospital to deliver the best quality and safest care to our local community?

 

A challenging but exciting opportunity has presented itself for a permanent Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse to work on the Discharge Waiting Area. The successful candidate will be instrumental in maintaining patient flow across the Trust by facilitating smooth and efficient patient discharge.

 

Working with the team, the post holder will ensure safe and timely transfer of discharges to the DWA and, more importantly, a positive patient experience through the delivery of a high standard of patient care.The post holder will be supported by, and will work closely with, the unit Matron and the Head of the Patient Flow Team.

 

The DWA is open between Monday-Friday 0900-1800 hours but there is potential to increase this service 7 days a week.

 

If you are highly motivated, interested and would relish this challenge and want to take on this opportunity then please contact Gary Ingalla, Head of Patient Flow on extension 01284 713743 or Mark Manning, Senior Matron on extension 01284 714324 for further details or to arrange an informal visit.

 

The CQC said we gave outstanding care, we know we give outstanding care so come and be part of the Outstanding Leadership team!

 

 

**Relocation package of up to £2000 available for the successful candidate. Please refer to our Removal and Accommodations Expenses’ Policy under ‘Additional Documentation’**

 

If you are an overseas applicant and need to complete the IELTS exam to be able to register with the NMC then the Trust will fund 1 attempt at the exam. If required the Trust will fund the cost of one additional IELT / OET from Level 6.5 to Level 7 / OET grade C+ to grade B.

 

**In order to improve efficiency, all correspondence relating to this vacancy, including invitations to interview will be by email only, via NHS Jobs. Would you therefore please ensure you check your emails on a regular basis*

 

In submitting an application form, you authorise West Suffolk NHS FT to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process, should you be appointed to the post.

 

CAR PARKING - This post does not entitle you to apply to park on the Hospital site. The Trust offer parking off site at the Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, which is serviced by a regular shuttle bus to and from the Hospital. Details of the bus timetable can be found in the on-line starter pack.

 

If required to work on a weekend, the restriction does not apply. Parking is allowed on site Saturday and Sunday provided a day ticket (£2.10) is clearly displayed.

 

For posts that include “on call” duties successful candidates will need to complete an application form for access through the barriers from the car park office.

 

CAR PARKING - This post does entitle you to apply to park on the Hospital site.

 

To view the Job Description and Person Specification for this position, please click on the Job Description link (below). You should use the Additional Information section of your application to state how you meet the requirements of the Person Specification.

 

The successful candidate for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure at Enhanced level.

 


For Band 1 and Band 2 posts, the cost of the DBS Disclosure will be met by the Trust. However, any employees at Band 1 and Band 2 who leave the Trust within six months of commencing their post will have a £10 administration fee deducted from their final salary. For posts at Band 3 and above, the cost of the Disclosure will be met by the appointed employee and deducted in instalments from their salary over a period of three months. If the employee leaves the Trust within three months of commencing their post, any outstanding payments will be deducted from their final pay.

 

All applicants should click on the link entitled “How will my application be processed?” prior to submitting their application form.

 

The closing date for this vacancy may change if we receive a strong response. Please ensure that you apply for any post you are interested in as soon as possible.

 

**Recommend a friend or family member and earn cash!

 

Do you have a friend or family member you would recommend to join us? Or do you know someone who wants to return to practice in the NHS? If you recommend a nurse (band 5 or 6) or operating department practitioner, you could receive a £1,000 thank you.

 

If the person you refer is appointed into a permanent position you will receive £500 when they commence and a further £500 after their first 12 month anniversary.

 

Please contact the recruitment team if you require further info!

 

 




We will endeavour to notify you on the progress of your application. Please note that this could be via email or post; therefore you should ensure you regularly check your email account for new messages.

We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces community.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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