Clinical Sister / Charge Nurse - Therapies and Older Persons

Recruiter
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Gillingham
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
19 Nov 2020
Closes
24 Nov 2020
Ref
275-2011-CSCN-TOP3
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
Do you have the ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People ?

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious and dynamic environment; our employees are able to choose the coverage and supplemental benefits that best fit their needs and those of their families. This includes the promotion of flexible working opportunities across the Trust, we are able to give our employees flexibility on where, when and the hours they work.

Our culture and values are what drives Medway NHS Foundation Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when you are completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

Clinical Sister / Charge Nurse - Therapies & Older Persons

Division: Unplanned & Integrated Care

Care Group: Therapies & Older Persons

Band: 6

Salary: £31,365 - £37,890 per annum/pro rata

Interview date: Virtual Assessment - Tuesday 1st December 2020 Interview - Tuesday 15th December 2020

We are recruiting Clinical Sisters / Charge Nurses for our Frailty team who share our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and have the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Medway's Frailty Programme is a large, busy and a highly supportive place to work. As a Clinical Sister / Charge Nurse you will be expected to ensure that patients' receive high quality clinical care and a good patient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and principles.

Rotations within the department is actively encouraged, we are able to offer opportunities to rotate through other modalities such Ambulatory Care, Care of the Elderly (Byron, Milton & Tennyson Wards) and Stroke.

There are also opportunities to work with our Acute Frailty Service to help improve emergency care for frail elderly patients. The service aims to ensure frail elderly patients are seen by a specialist team, including a geriatric consultant and specialist nurse, upon their arrival.

Our frailty service is a prime example of how Medway NHS Foundation Trust is taking proactive steps to improve patient care by minimising the number of different doctors that patients see.

The department has a good working relationship with our colleagues across the Trust, our patients and importantly their friends and families. Our ward staff work closely with the end of life care team to ensure that we are able to offer excellent advanced care planning. We pride ourselves in delivery excellent patient care.

Medway NHS Foundation Trust has as joined the 'End PJ Paralysis' initiative (#endpjparalysis). Our aim is to get our patients up, dressed and moving while they are in hospital so we can prevent the problems caused by staying in bed too long and, hopefully, get them home quicker.

The Trust and its employees are all committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture.

As part of our ongoing commitment to professional development we are offering a number of apprenticeships and training opportunities in Leadership and Management, Business Services, Finance, Accounting and HR, Clinical Support Work, Research and Innovation, Nursing Associate and Assistant Practitioner alongside our in-house comprehensive clinical pathways.

Our hope is that our education pathways will play a key role in enabling you to challenge the practices of the past and build capability for the future.

The Trust is committed to the protection of children, young people, their families and vulnerable adults accessing its services. Promoting the message that "safeguarding is everyone's business" is vital to ensure our patients are protected and safe from abuse. To this end you must comply with Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Nursing Workforce and Education - medwayft.nursingworkforcemft@nhs.net

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This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity.

Applications are welcomed from applicants who wish to apply for a position on the basis of a smarter or flexible working arrangement. Where candidates are successful at interview, such requests will be taken under consideration and accommodated where the needs of the service allow.

We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

All staff no matter where they work or which age group of patients they work with must be aware of their responsibility to act when they feel a child, young person or vulnerable adult has been or is at risk of abuse.

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