Senior Sister/Charge Nurse - London

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
London (Greater)
£38,035 - £48,256/Year
02 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Main area
Acute/Emergency MedinceGrade
NHS AfC: Band 7Contract
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Chelsea and WestminsterTown
£38,035 - £48,256 per annum Inc HCASClosing
04/12/2017 23:59

There are many good reasons to choose to come and work at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We provide one of the best services in the country:

90% of patients rate our care as ‘Excellent’, ‘Very Good’ or ‘Good’ – Care Quality Commission national patient survey
We have ‘Excellent’ standards of hygiene and cleanliness – National Patient Safety Agency’s Patient Environment Action Team assessment
We are one of only two hospitals in England with lower than expected patient mortality rates after surgery – Dr Foster Hospital Guide

We have been independently recognised as an excellent employer:

We were named in the top 10 best employers (and the best NHS employer) for working families – Top Employers for Working Families Awards 2016

In 2015, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital became a single Foundation Trust. This has helped secure the future of both major acute hospitals and offers all of our (over 5,000) staff fantastic opportunities to develop their career, to innovate and develop even better services for patients.
We have made significant capital investments (around £10 million a year) in our hospitals over the past 10 years. A midwife-led maternity unit; a £24million children’s unit and a burns unit on the Chelsea site; new and refurbished A&Es; a cardiac catheter lab at West Middlesex and a new sexual health clinic at 10 Hammersmith Broadway will be followed in the next few years by a £25 million investment in critical care facilities at Chelsea and we intend to invest £7 million on our labour ward. So staff benefit from one of the best working environments in the NHS where they can put patients first. We rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient-focused workforce. It's a very exciting time to come and work for us and we hope you will apply.

Senior Sister/Charge Nurse – Ambulatory Care Unit

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and innovative leader to come and lead our team in the Ambulatory Care Unit.
Our Ambulatory Care unit is a developing service comprising of trollies and treatment chairs. Services currently include outpatient antibiotics, DVT pathways, surgical hot clinics, direct GP referrals, wound care and virtual clinics.
The services supports early discharge from hospital and admission avoidance.
We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic leader to join our team to assist developing our service to support our aims.
Our offer and commitment to you:
Our team is motivated, committed and creative; we want to constantly develop in order to provide the best care we can.
We believe our staff should feel valued and proud of the work that they do.
The Trusts newly developed values “Proud to care” were created with and by staff and patients are as follows:
P - Passionate about providing excellent patient care
R - Responsive to and supportive of my colleagues and patients, being responsible for my actions at all times
O - Open and welcoming, honest and transparent in all my communications as an ambassador for the Trust
U - Unfailingly kind, treating everyone with respect, compassion and dignity
D - Determined and dedicated to developing my skills and expertise in order to be the best I can be
The Emergency and Integrated Medical Care Division is led by the Divisional Medical Director, Divisional Director of Operations and Divisional Director of Nursing using the triumvirate model of leadership. The Key Services delivered by this Division are Emergency and Acute Medical Care, Elective Medical Services and Therapy Services, all of which are delivered through the busy but well organised and supported wards and departments.

Due to recent promotion this exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented individual with multiple skills and an appetite for delivering a first class nursing service to join the team on the Chelsea and Westminster site, Fulham Rd, in one of the UKs most successful and progressive NHS Foundation Trusts. Working as one of the Ward Managers for Emergency and Integrated Care alongside your colleagues, the matron’s, the Divisional Director of Nursing and senior management teams you will continue to improve care and experience for patients and families. The successful applicant will take a management role to expand and deliver an innovative service for our Ambulatory Care Unit.

In this role, you will lead a team of committed nurses and healthcare assistants to deliver the service, support the Senior Nursing and Midwifery Team priorities and the wider Trust agenda. You will work collaboratively with the clinical leads while developing partnerships with the other divisions and our specialist nurses.

You will have had demonstrable success in a junior sister role working as part of a multi-professional team, and bring leadership and management skills. You will be able to establish your credibility with colleagues and be a visible senior nurse to an ambitious and high performing team.

You will have extensive experience of caring for patients, good clinical and management skills along with well-developed ability to communicate and support colleagues, patients and their families throughout their care, treatment and follow up.

You will be able to motivate and engage others to ensure that the services we provide supports the Trust’s values, as well as having a pioneering approach that is not afraid to challenge convention and traditional ways of working.

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the 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 also be made for any candidates with a disability.

Please note:
The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Interview arrangements will be communicated via your TRAC account following the closing date. If you decide to apply for this post but have not heard from us within 3 weeks after the closing date, we regret that this usually means that your application was not successful.
**In submitting an application form, you authorise Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.**
***Please note that during the recruitment process your Identity Documentation (i.e. passport, driving licence, visa, etc.) will be scanned using a device which recognises UV, Infrared and Machine Readable Zone security features of the documents provided***
****Employment at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is offered subject to successful completion of a 6 month Probationary Period****