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Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Nursing and Midwifery
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Part-time contracts also available.)
Job ref
430-SUR544A
Site
Ward 21 (Dept)
Town
Milton Keynes
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum (per annum, pro-rata for part-time contracts)
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
29/05/2022 23:59
Interview date
04/07/2022

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours.  At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

 

Job overview

Sister - Ward 21 

Band 6 

Hours: 37.5 hours. Part-time hours considered

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Ward Sister post on Ward 21 (internal rotation). Ward 21 is divided into 2 separate areas, giving the opportunity to gain experience in a wide range of surgical specialities: 

  • 21a is a ring fenced mixed-sex elective Orthopeadic unit comprising of 13 beds.
  • 21b is a mixed sex emergency surgical unit, comprising of 14 beds

We aim to provide a high standard of nursing care, which is evidence-based.

The ward environment has a strong emphasis on continuous learning and we take students completing both diploma and degree pathways, with whom you would be involved in supervising and mentoring.

This role requires the highest standards of leadership and clinical skills.

If you have the drive, passion and commitment to help lead a team in providing high-quality patient-centred care, then this may be the position for you.

Interview date: 4th of July 2022.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide effective, professional and managerial leadership to staff.
  • To provide and maintain a high standard of nursing care.
  • To supervise and develop the knowledge and skills of junior staff.
  • To initiate/ facilitate developments in nursing in partnership with the ward manager.

Working for our organisation

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate care of patients, incorporating the standards and philosophy of the ward and evidence-based research.
  • Organise method of care delivery within the ward/department, allocating, prioritising and delegating effectively. This includes responding to capacity and patient dependency requirements.
  • To demonstrate a professional approach to leadership and management of staff. 
  • To be responsible for the day to day running of the ward in the absence of the ward 
    manager. 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nuese (Adult)
  • Relevant mentorship / Teaching qualification
  • Understand the needs of patients undergoing surgical procedures in all specialities
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Customer care
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, E-Mail, Electronic patient record)
Desirable criteria
  • Risk Management
  • Clinical Governance
  • Understanding of staffing issues

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Recent experience in a surgical setting
  • Experience of regular shift management of a ward / clinical area

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Self rellient and able to work independently
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Assertive
  • Self motivated and ability to work under pressure
  • Able to provide clear and concise documentation
  • Basic life support
  • Inravenous drug administration
  • Able to record ECG’s
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to plan and rotate staff effectively, prioritizing the clinical workload
  • Vennepuncture
  • Cannulation
  • Nurse lead discharge.

Personal and people development

Essential criteria
  • Motivated/positive
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Compassionate
  • Able to reflect on practice
  • Evidence of personal development other than mandatory training
  • Supportive
  • Punctual
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable

Communication

Essential criteria
  • Able to work effectivelty as a team leader
  • Approachable manner
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Specific requirements

Essential criteria
  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoHSJ Best places to workDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant Bronze Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Caroline Middleton
Job title
Senior Sister
Email address
caroline.middleton@mkuh.nhs.uk