Senior Staff Nurse (Surgical, Inpatient Ward) - Liverpool

spire healthcare
11 Apr 2018
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Staff Nurse (Surgical, Inpatient Ward)
Surgical nurses, this is your calling…
With a nurse to patient ratio that is never over 1 to 7 - if you’re looking to move away from a healthcare environment that restricts how much quality time you can spend with your patients; Spire Liverpool Hospital has the perfect environment for you.
Who will I be working with?
Spire Healthcare is a leading independent hospital group in the UK and the largest in terms of revenue, comprising of 39 hospitals, 13 clinics and 2 specialist cancer care centres. Significant capital investment of over £500m since 2007, continuous investment in the business, dedicated colleagues, and comprehensive and competitive benefits, makes Spire an exciting and innovative place to work. Employing over 7,800 colleagues, Spire continuously delivers excellent care with leading clinical outcomes and a high level of patient satisfaction.
Spire Liverpool Hospital is a fast paced, quality-focused environment that is committed to preserving its warm and friendly feel whilst celebrating its rich history and heritage. The motivated management team are dedicated to supporting professional development by providing innovative study courses that are available with in-house training, including preceptorships to support newly qualified practitioners. Spire Liverpool Hospital caters for a range of elective surgical specialities, including orthopaedic, gynaecology, urology, ophthalmic and general surgery.
What does this role of a Senior Staff Nurse entail?
Reporting to the Inpatient Manager, as a Senior Staff Nurse you’ll be responsible for ensuring that a high standard of patient care is consistently maintained at all times on the Inpatient and Day Case wards. Duties will include but not be limited to:

Ensuring the smooth running of daily activities on the ward, including effective delegation of duties and supervision of junior staff
Liaising with reception, housekeeping and ward clerks to ensure an efficient service delivery
Ensuring the patients’ private and dignity are maintained, and religious and cultural beliefs are respected
Providing mentoring support and conducting appraisals of junior staff

Whilst this role will primarily focus on Inpatient and Day Case settings, Spire Liverpool Hospital are currently developing the minor procedure pathways within the Outpatient setting, which means rotational surgical nurse posts across the departments can be considered.
What do I need in order to be considered for this Senior Staff Nurse role?

Proven post registration experience working as a Registered Nurse, with recent surgical nursing experience
Competence across a range of nursing skills supported by professional and clinical knowledge
Superb leadership, decision making and problem-solving skills with the ability to manage change
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
Ability to work effectively as part of a team and using own initiative
IT literate
Flexible approach to work and working patterns

What will I receive in return?
You’ll be working within a motivating workplace environment that has a small, friendly and family feel, as part of a company that commits to employees’ well-being through training, support and rewards.
Salary: Equivalent to Band 6, level dependent on experience
Attractive Benefits: Excellent and heavily subsidised onsite dining, private medical cover, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, enhanced employer contributory pension scheme, life assurance, employee assistance programme, wellness screening, eyesight tests, childcare vouchers, cycle to work vouchers, salary sacrifice gym membership, transport season ticket loans, retail and entertainment discounts, group income protection and a hospital cash plan, and long service recognition rewards.
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week on a 24/7 rota, with flexible working patterns to match the needs of the service.
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Liverpool (near Sefton Park, Wavertree and Mossley Hill) with excellent road links to the M62.
All applications to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.
An enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service or Disclosure Scotland will be required for successful applicants.

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