Ward Manager/Sister/Charge Nurse

7 days left

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Isle of Wight
Competitive salary
20 Nov 2020
30 Nov 2020
Role Type
Start Date
We're thrilled that you are thinking of joining us.

Why wouldn't you choose the Isle of Wight NHS Trust?

We service a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users. Every day brings a fresh challenge to our staff and being part of our island gives you the opportunity to work as one cohesive team.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities The island offers our visitors and residents an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year round events, festivals and award-winning attractions..

Further details about our Trust, working and living on the Island is provided in the navigation panels 'additional documentation' and 'further links' sections.

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust looks forward to receiving your application.

Our top priority in the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is to protect our patients, our staff and our community.

From Monday 15th June, all visitors and patients attending an outpatient appointment will be required to wear a face covering. This is in line with the latest Government guidance.

To help you prepare please read the following guidance before you attend your appointment.
  • Make sure you have a suitable face covering that you can wear to your appointment. It should cover your nose and mouth, and you should be able to breathe comfortably.

Please arrive at the time your appointment is scheduled. Please do not come early. This will help us maintain social distancing measures

Are you looking to lead? If you are a highly motivated and forward thinking experienced nurse and are interested in an opportunity to lead, inspire, motivate and develop a dedicated group of Nurses, Registered Nurse Degree Apprentices, Healthcare Assistants and Trainee Nursing Associates, this could be the job for you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and dynamic individuals to apply for role of a band 7 Ward Manager/Sister/Charge Nurse on an acute medical ward. This is an exciting time to join the team as we develop and implement service improvement initiatives as part of our Getting to Good campaign.

This is an exciting opportunity for a current Band 7 or a Band 6 keen to develop their skills within acute medicine alongside developing your ability in leadership and management to move this forward.

You will need to have excellent leadership skills and embrace the challenge of working in a highly demanding and diverse environment, whilst actively supporting and leading the nursing team in providing a high standard of care. Having energy and enthusiasm to drive forward the improvement initiatives is essential whilst engaging the whole MDT to challenge traditional models of care to continually improve the quality, safety and patient experiences.

The successful applicants must have a proven track record of progressive leadership and development and be able to demonstrate experience of at least a band 6 level. Hold (or be working towards) a relevant teaching qualification and able to demonstrate a commitment to safety and governance whilst being adaptable to change. Excellent communication skills with patients, relatives and staff is key to enabling this.

Strong leadership and performance management is an integral aspect of this role and you will be supported by a divisional Senior Nursing team including a Deputy Head of Nursing and Head of Nursing. Our commitment to you will be to provide you with a supportive and nurturing environment to ensure you have access to learning opportunities. We will work closely with our Education, Training and Development team in tailoring an individualised developmental pathway to meet your personal leadership needs as well as the functional skills necessary to succeed.

This role offers huge potential to further develop your nursing career. If you can be a professional role model, be open and honest with a consistent work ethic and are looking to lead a team into a productive future we would love to hear from you!

Please contact Matron Carey McShane for more information by telephone on (01983) 822099 ex 3623 or email carey.mcshane1@nhs.net.

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Equality Statement We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all our employees as well as maintaining a workforce that reflects our local communities we serve.

In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can be made as required.

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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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