Sister/Charge Nurse - General Surgery Ward

The Wellington Hospital
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

About The Facility
Develop your nursing career with HCA Healthcare UK - World's largest private acute and complex care hospital group and winners of 'The Best Private Healthcare provider 2016'. The Wellington Hospital is the UK's largest independent hospital with over 260 beds and 1000 employees. We have an international reputation for excellence in complex healthcare and have gained four decades of expertise in treating patients from the UK and overseas. We have an exciting opportunity for a Sister/Charge Nurse to join our surgical ward at The Wellington Hospital in St Johns Wood, London (NW8 9LE). Our General Surgery service offers patients access to skilled surgeons who specialise in focusing on the abdominal or colorectal area. The procedures include an appendectomy, hernia repair, removal of the gall bladder and haemorrhoidectomy.

Job Description
As a Sister/Charge Nurse, you will act as an expert practitioner and role model, assisting your junior colleagues to develop advanced knowledge and skills in order to deliver exceptional care. You will be working in a 20 bedded unit and care for patients with elective surgery needs, specialising in ENT, colorectal, gastrointestinal, bariatric, back/spinal surgery, as well as reconstructive surgery. * Full-Time, Permanent, position * Hours: 37.5 per week * Shift Pattern: 11.5 hour shifts (days, nights and weekends) * Salary: £39,174 - £45,419 per annum plus 9% shift enhancement * Benefits: Mentorship programme training, structured career development, funded courses, health and wellbeing support system, private pension, private medical care cover, guaranteed annual salary review and much more

Closing date for applications:16th April 2017

Duties & Responsibilities
* To assess, plan, deliver and evaluate high standards of nursing care to meet patient and family needs. * You will work within a team, supervising and directing junior staff as well as promoting team work to maximise effectiveness of service provision. * Deputise for the Senior Sister/Ward Manager, providing management and leadership in their absence. * To demonstrate good clinical practice at all times and contribute to research and audits projects as well as other practice development initiatives. * Undertakes annual training needs analysis in order to ensure that staff education meets both CPD requirements and ward/department business imperatives

Skills & Experience
* Registered General Nurse with some leadership experience. * Teaching and mentorship qualification is desirable. * Extensive experience as a Senior Nurse within a general surgery setting. * You will be tactful, caring and diplomatic and will be confident communicating with people at all levels. * Team building and motivation capabilities with the ability to work well under pressure. * Computer literate

About The Individual
As part of this team, you can expect world-class facilities, comprehensive support and development opportunities throughout your career with The Wellington. If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please send through your details.

Please note we will close this role early if a suitable number of applications are received.