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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/02/2020.

Sister/Charge Nurse (XR06)

Job Reference: 298-AMS-425

Abdominal Medicine and Surgery
298 Surgical Assessment Unit - SJH
St James University Hospital
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

Band 6 - Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

We are offering an opportunity for a band 6 Sister/Charge nurse who is enthusiastic, self-motivated and organized, with exceptional customer service skills to join theSurgical Assessment Unit. The post holder will be an integral part of the team and should be able to communicate sensitivity and effectively with a wide range of people including medical staff, patients and colleagues. They would be expected to lead a team and co-ordinate a busy assessment unit seeing on average 50 patients a day as well as assist in managing unit.

The Surgical Assessment Unit is a fast paced acute surgical unit caring for acute admissions within the General Surgical, Urology, Colorectal and Gastroenterology specialties. We admit patients directly from GPs, acute Clinics and Emergency Departments.

The team structure brings together a wide range of experience including Surgical Nurse Practitioners, Senior Sister, an extended nursing team including Band 6’s and band 5s and a group of unregistered nurses that are a range of B2 and B4 Assistant Practitioner roles and ward clerk cover over a 24 hour period.

Effective service delivery requires staff to be flexible and be able to work full rotating shift patterns. Candidates should have current NMC registration, extensive experience at Band 5. Management experience is desirable but not essential.

Informal enquiries and questions welcome – please contact Monira Shanaz Hussain Senior Sister 0113 2065768

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed. The Trust operates a points based waiting list system.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients

If you have any questions about the process please contact LTHT Resourcing on (0113) 2065980.

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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