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Deputy Sister / Charge Nurse

£30,401.00 - £37,267.00 pa pr
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Following a recent promotion, an exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Deputy Sister / Charge Nurse within the Surgical Admissions Unit (SAU).

SAU is a fast paced specialist admissions unit and takes direct admissions from the GP, Accident and Emergency and other healthcare professionals.

The post holder will have extensive experience within the field of acute surgery and demonstrate high standards of patient care and clinical expertise within the surgical environment. They will be expected to provide the highest quality of service for surgical patients and their families to meet the Trust objectives, Unit policies and standards. Furthermore, they will work alongside the Charge Nurse in the organisation and management of the Unit using available resources effectively and efficiently. They will take responsibility for the Unit in the absence of the Charge Nurse, as well as supervise and teach qualified and unqualified staff, whilst at all times maintaining their own professional development and promoting research based practices.

Additionally, they will effectively support the patients flow within the Surgical Directorate to ensure the smooth coordination and transfer of the cardiology patients from the Emergency Department (ED) SAU Hot Clinic, GPs or other areas both within or beyond the hospital.

Please note: if this job requires you to have a DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed from your salary.

Closing date: 26/01/2020

Provisional interview date: week commencing 10/02/2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details, or for an informal visit, please contact:

Sister Zanny young: Suzanne.young@poole.nhs.uk

Where are you heading?

Poole Hospital offers all you need to start or develop your career

Come and join us at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Not only is it a great place to work; it's also a wonderful place to live. The town has great transport links, a bustling quay and some of the best beaches in England. You’ll also have easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities.

Poole Hospital is one of the largest employers in the region and highly regarded across the NHS, consistently featuring within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. We pride ourselves on positive team work, professional development and support staff to reach their fullest potential. All of this is underpinned by our unique philosophy, The Poole Approach, which pledges that we will strive at all times to provide friendly, professional, person-centred care with dignity and respect for all.

This is an exciting time for our staff, following a recent review of healthcare services in Dorset which will see major changes to the way healthcare is provided in our region. As one of the two acute NHS providers in the east of the county, our services will be closely linked to those provided at the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We’re working in close collaboration to deliver excellent emergency and planned care over the two sites, for the people of east Dorset.

It is anticipated that the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will merge in the summer of 2020 to form East Dorset Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It is a condition of employment that all staff being recruited in the period before merger will work across all sites pre and post-merger.

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