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Senior Staff Nurse RMN/RNLD (Nights)

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
15 Jun 2022

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Job summary

Cheswold Park Hospital appreciates the value of Senior Staff Nurse leaders who want to lead staff teams in the delivery of exceptional care to patients. We have decided to focus on growing our existing group of dedicated Senior Staff Nurses to create the region's largest group of experienced, committed and supportive Senior Staff Nurses based in one secure hospital. Bringing kindness and a happy disposition to the ward is key to our culture of care. As part of that strategy, we recently announced a new salary structure designed to reward and recognise commitment by our Nurses. Depending on hours, experience and attendance, pay rates are rising by between 8% and 15%

As an organisation that believes in learning, now is a great time to join as we have learned from mistakes made by failing to adequately recognise those who went above and beyond and are addressing these through multiple initiatives set out in our retention strategy. We now offer a substantial monthly attendance bonus to recognise the commitment of those who consistently turn in for their rostered contract shifts and bank shift payments that rival those on offer from agencies.

Main duties of the job

You will be a qualified Nurse RMN/RNLD with 4+ years' experience, can lead a shift, act as a mentor and manage a team whilst prioritising patient care. You will have a real passion for leading your shift teams in delivering safe care that you can be proud of and you will be comfortable making clinical decisions. Both flexible and adaptable to the needs of the patient you will have a real desire to improve the lives of those around you, take real satisfaction in making a difference to patients and enjoy up-skilling the support staff working for you.

About us

In return we offer our Senior Staff Nurses (RMN/RNLD) the following benefits:
  • Competitive salary up to £47,789 plus additional bank shifts if you want them.
  • Comprehensive training packages to assist in the long-term progression of your career, peer support and reflective practices sessions
  • Pin number renewal paid for
  • 27 days annual leave + days off to cover Bank Holidays you are rostered to work on
  • Company pension scheme
  • Free use of the onsite gym
  • Lucrative referral scheme for bringing like-minded people into the organisation
  • Free Parking
  • And much more

If you are a kind-natured, experienced nurse who wishes to work in a safe and supportive environment and wants to be recognised for the hours you put in, then we would love you to consider joining our nursing team.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Position: Senior Staff Nurse

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Reports to: Service Manager/Clinical Team Manager

Responsible for: Patients resident on Ward, Staff Nurses, Senior Support workers Support workers and those who visit the ward

Main Role Purpose

To work according to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and other professional and legislative guidelines as a named nurse for a number of patients, taking responsibility for:

· Protecting, supporting and improving the health of individual patients

· Assessment of holistic care needs for patients.

· Development, implementation and evaluation of care and treatment in collaboration with the individual patient.

· Undertake active participation in effective discharge planning

To actively undertake management and leadership of staff in the absence of more senior nursing staff.

To support the Service Manager/Clinical Team Manager in all aspects ensuring high standards of Care delivery and compliance.

To ensure optimum quality of care for patients at all times.

To proactively undertake developmental work to assist Managers in all aspects of continually improving the standards of Care delivery; the measurable compliance of the service and increasing the knowledge base of the service in the treatment and recovery of patients.

To work proactively and ensure others within the nursing team also work proactively within the wider multidisciplinary team, fostering team work and ensuring the holistic assessment and treatment needs of the patients are being met.

To take an active role in the training and education of nursing staff and students to achieve high quality care through innovative and evidence based practice.

To act as an ambassador for the service and organisation through all interactions upholding the reputation and professionalism of the Team.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

Act as a Named Nurse for identified patient(s)-ensuring all aspects of Care Planning are implemented and reviewed according to relevant protocols. Support more junior staff in undertaking Named Nurse responsibilities.

Ensure that patients are actively engaged and involved in their care and treatment.

Promote patient involvement in wider organisational involvement.

Ensure and continually improve the quality of Individual evidence based care planning.

Ensure all patients have the opportunity to participate in risk assessments. Make sure they are relevant, clearly identify risks and any risk management plans are clear and consistent.

Ensure that all standards of ward procedure are implemented to the highest standard.

Ensure policies for the safe storage, custody and safe administration of medicines are carried out to the highest standard and undertake activities to improve ward based systems.

Assist the management and multidisciplinary teams in ensuring that all Clinical documentation/procedures comply with all applicable legislation. Take positive action locally where concerns around legislative compliance occur and ensure effective reporting to managers of any concerns.

Undertake to provide clear concise, accurate and objective documentation in the form of:

· Reports

· Daily recording entries

· Measurement and result recording

· Medicine administration records

· Security forms

· Financial records

· Other documentation related to job role

Attend and take part in Ward Rounds, CPA , MHRT as required.

Ensure correct procedures take place for the Admission and Discharge of Patients.

Pro-actively encourage, direct, support and train Staff nurses and Support workers in the management of work flows.

Participate in the Mike One rota, following completion of Mike One training; as required.

The role can be physically demanding and there is a requirement for all ward-based staff to be able to undertake physical intervention training; and to be able to utilise these skills post training.


Assist in ensure all relevant KPI's and Outcome measures are met, relevant to the Unit.

Always promote the hospital by acting as an ambassador for Cheswold Park Hospital.

Maximise the use of resources and reduce waste/usage where possible

Human Resources

Maintain a professional position at all times and ensure others around you do also.

Maintain a personal professional portfolio and ensure that you implement evidence based clinical practice.

Undertake and promote active engagement in clinical supervision, carryout clinical supervision for Staff nurses and Support workers as required.

Take an active stance in the professional development and support of staff nurses, support workers and others influenced by the role.

Ensure Support staff are only asked to perform tasks that are within their area of responsibility and levels of competence.

Health and Safety

Attend all Health and Safety updates and training required as part of hospital statutory training.

Assist in the maintenance of physical security and safety through regular monitoring and checks.

Actively undertake responsibility for the Health, Safety and Welfare of him/herself and other employees in accordance with legislation and specific Policies and Procedures.


The above principle accountabilities are not exhaustive and may vary without changing the character of the job or level of responsibility.

The above duties may involve having access to information of a confidential nature, which may be covered by the Data Protection Act. Confidentiality must be maintained at all times.

Actively participate in auditing of systems across the hospital to improve compliance.

Department Structure

Service Manager

Clinical Team Manager

Senior Staff Nurse

Person Specification



  • 4 Years post Grad



  • NMC Registration

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Cheswold Park Hospital


Cheswold Lane


South Yorkshire


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