Senior Sister/Charge Nurse (Critical Care)

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Full TimePermanent
  • Post Date: October 31, 2019
Job Description

We are recruiting for a band 7 Senior Sister/Charge Nurse to join a dedicated team on our world class cardiac recovery/critical care unit. ACCU 1C specialises in nurse led and fast track recovery for elective and emergency cardiac surgery patients undergoing CABG, valve replacement, dissection repair and grown up congenital heart (GUCH) patients. ACCU on 1C is busy, dynamic and requires nurses that enjoy working in a fast paced and exciting environment. The unit also supports patients who require level 3 on-going critical care interventions in the post-op period.

Additionally this Band 7 role involves dedicated shifts to manage the bed coordination service within critical care. As the ACCU bed coordinator, you will be responsible for allocation of emergency admissions through the HAC/dissection/ECMO service, as well as coordinating flow from theatres into ACCU, and from ACCU to the wards. Attendance at site safety huddles is a vital responsibility of the bed coordinator, as well as networking and working alongside the site management team.

We are extremely proud to have been rated ‘outstanding’ in our leadership by the Care Quality Commission in 2017. Your professional development is very important to us and we offer you the opportunity to undertake ILS, ALS, CALS, ICU Transfer Training, Band 6 forums and airway management days. You will be allocated to work within a nursing team managed by a band 7 and have regular team away days.

We have a platform for nurse led research and are fortunate enough to be able offer our nursing staff opportunities to gain BSc, MSc and PHD qualifications, which is fully supported by our director of research and development. We are committed to providing a culture of continuous learning, which actively supports the professional and personal development of our staff.
As part of our Adult Critical Care commitment to enhance the working lives of our staff, we offer flexible working arrangements, self-rostering, childcare vouchers, and family-friendly policies and staff benefits including an excellent pension scheme.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too – within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment
We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.
We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

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Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

We take the wellbeing of our staff seriously and we have put in place ways for all staff to freely raise concerns about any issue in complete confidence. From online services to being able to speak one on one with a trained advocate, you will be supported to raise your concerns in a way that is right for you.

Main area:Critical Care
Grade:Band 7
Job ref:259-1210582SBH
Site:St Bartholomew’s Hospital

Applicant requirements
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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