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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/10/2019.

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Ward Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 358-2013112-MSK-AK

University Hospitals of Leicester
Trauma Services
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£37,570 - £43,772

We are looking for an experienced Band 6 / 7 Adult Registered Nurse with strong clinical & managerial skills, enthusiasm and motivation who is dedicated to provide visible clinical leadership to join our team as a band 7 ward manager.

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. You will need to hold a mentoring qualification as the ward takes a number of nursing students as well as newly qualified and overseas nursing staff.

Ward 18 is a shining example of the “tomorrows ward” and is developing the workforce with trainee associate practitioners and trainee nursing associates. Ward 18 also has a dedicated discharge sister attached to the ward for support.

We are looking for a Level 1 Adult Registered Nurse with excellent communication and organisational skills who enjoys working in a fast paced ever-changing environment. You will be expected to be able to work as part of the clinical team and lead that team to deliver the highest possible standards of care whilst managing staff care, development and the administration work associated with a ward area. You will be supported in this by four band 6 deputy ward managers.

Ward 18 cares predominantly for acute orthopaedic injuries requiring surgical intervention but experience of frail elderly patients would be desirable. The orthopaedic patient may be admitted with a range of needs including medical complications, the requirement for complex discharge planning, palliative care and mental health needs, directly from the emergency department. A flexible approach to the patient caseload is essential and would suit a candidate who has a surgical and medical background we would welcome interest from colleagues who have experience of mental health nursing but it is not essential for this post.

A desire to improve the patient experience and work towards assessment and accreditation will be an essential attribute required in the successful candidate.

Experience of bed and staffing co-ordination would be a desirable skill but not essential.

Supported by the Matron you will be responsible for ensuring the continuous management of the ward and contributing to high standards of care delivery through your professional accountability innovative thinking and clear vision for ward 18 and patient care.

We strongly recommend that you visit ward 18 during the application process and you will be made very welcome by both the current ward manager and the matron.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kieron Barrs Ward Manger 0116 2585246,

Jo Clarson Jo - Modern Matron 0116 2585826,

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

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

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