Deputy Ward Manager / Deputy Ward Sister

Western Sussex Hospita
Worthing Hospital, Worthing
Competitive salary
06 Jan 2021
15 Jan 2021
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Western Sussex Hospitals is a leading acute hospital trust, with rewarding career opportunities for caring, committed and innovative people, who wish to be valued for their work and empowered to improve the services we provide. Here are few reasons to join us:

Outstanding - we are the first acute hospital trust to have received the health watchdog's highest rating in all key inspection areas. CQC October 2019

Top 10 - Western Sussex Hospitals is one the best hospital trusts to work for, according to the NHS Staff Survey, and among the top ten trusts in England where staff are most likely to recommend the care their colleagues provide. (NHS Staff Survey 2018)

Leading organisation - Western Sussex Hospitals is led by NHS Chief Executive of the Year Dame Marianne Griffiths (HSJ Awards 2016 | No.1 HSJ Top CEO 2018 & 2019) and is renowned for outstanding care, excellent staff engagement, innovation and learning.

Location - our hospitals in Chichester, Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea are on the beautiful Sussex coast, between the beach and South Downs National Park. West Sussex has wonderful countryside, picturesque villages, vibrant towns, excellent schools and cultural amenities, as well as quick transport links to Brighton, London and beyond.

More about us - Western Sussex is an acute trust with three hospitals; Worthing Hospital and St Richard's in Chichester provide emergency, inpatient and outpatient care; and Southlands in Shoreham-by-Sea provides outpatient care and day surgery. Since April 2017, the senior leadership team has also managed neighbouring trust Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals.

Patient First - in 2015 the trust's Patient First programme was launched to empower colleagues to make lasting changes that benefit patients and to ensure we continue to improve patient care with lean management best practice at every level of the trust. Improvement huddles are just one example of extensive and ongoing cultural change that makes Western Sussex an exciting place to work.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Department of Medicine as a Band 6 Registered Nurse , as a Deputy Ward Manager / Sister on Boxgrove ward at St Richards and is part of the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Boxgrove ward is a 27 bedded ward. We are an acute medical ward for the elderly, caring for medically unwell patients, with many complex medical issues . We have a focus and passion towards the frail patient and implementing at ward level many nurse led tools to support the service within the organisation

The ward works as a multidisciplinary team and values all members of the team achieving high standards of care. We create and support a learning and teaching culture within the ward and have a team that encompasses associates and apprenticeship roles . It undertakes complex discharges trying to ensure all social aspects are addressed before patients leave the ward.

The Boxgrove Team comprises of committed and dedicated Consultants, doctors, Senior and Junior Nurses, who ensure we give holistic care to each individual who comes onto our ward. The ward is also supported by an enthusiastic and established multidisciplinary team comprising of pharmacists, occupational and physiotherapists and a discharge co-ordinator.

We are seeking a dynamic, motivated nurse that is an enthusiastic and hardworking leader of our future, who has a passion for delivering the best care to all of our patients. We promote good team work and offer supportive mentoring, demonstrating a positive attitude to the supervision of learners working on the Ward. As a band 6 you will be expected to assist the Band 7 to lead this multi-disciplinary team, and bring a positive attitude to the department and have a flexible approach to working, coupled with outstanding communications skills, both written and verbal. You will assist in the mentorship of junior nurses, and at times be leading the ward in the absence of the ward sister. As a department, we are committed to supporting and developing all Nurses, in order for each individual to flourish in their role, this will include assisting you in developing your career pathway alongside a team of highly skilled nurses. We have links with Brighton University and the University of Surrey. We are a dynamic, friendly and supportive team who are committed to providing high quality patient care whilst achieving the Clinical Quality Indicators and other national targets. if you think you are up to this challenge and have 2 years experience at band 5 please apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name:Chantalle Newman
Job title: Ward Sister

Additional contact information

Miranda Cowen - Matron

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