Job Title: Sister/Charge Nurse AAU  

Post requires candidate to be entitled for work: Yes  

Contract Type: Permanent 

Full time/Part Time: Permanent 

Advert Closing Date: 12/07/24

 

 

Whatever you want from your career, you have the scope to find it here. We foster a work approach based on mutual support and collaboration, where everyone feels empowered to empower others. You’ll find countless opportunities to learn, develop and grow a rewarding career where we recognises the importance of your personal and professional well-being. By considering moving internally across the Public Service, you'll be proud of what you can achieve – both for yourself and the people of Jersey.

Job Overview

Department: Section: Health and Community

Section:    Health and Community Services

JE Ref:     HCS1230

Grade:      NM05

Job Purpose

This role operates across a range of clinical areas within the acute and community services.

The post holder will plan, deliver and evaluate care for patients with a wide range of conditions, and contribute to the advancement of clinical service by developing skills and expertise in key areas.

Working collaboratively with colleagues across other department to ensure the continuity in patient care, acting as a role model for colleagues, patients and relatives, the post holder will be a highly experienced practitioner within the multi-disciplinary team, contributing to the development of a clinical service through involvement in standard and will lead the team approach to evidence based practise.

Nurses working at this level will support their managers across a range of clinical and managerial responsibilities.

Statutory Responsibilities

Active engagement, participation and compliance with any other statutory responsibilities applicable to the role, as amended from time to time.

Job Specific Outcomes

The post holder will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the guidelines of the NMC Code (2015) and apply these to maintain trust and credibility with patients, carers and colleagues.

The post holder will make a significant contribution to a specialty service through developing effective clinical leadership skills, and will keep fully up to date in developments within own professional discipline, sharing clinical knowledge/experience in order to enhance nursing care.

The post holder will support the clinical manager in the provision of professional leadership to department or a community team making a significant contribution to a specialty service through developing effective leadership skills and sharing clinical knowledge and experience to improve nursing practice.

The post holder will make significant contribution to developing a philosophy of care to create and maintain a constructive working atmosphere and learning environment by demonstrating enhanced nursing practice and acting as a role model in terms of own care delivery by acquiring knowledge and skills to support a evidence based client centred service supported by the multi-disciplinary team, consistently providing high quality advice to patients/carers/colleagues.

The post holder will support the manager to define, set and maintain appropriate clinical standards and will lead in planning the overall organisation of client care, directing the care team when necessary in the delivery of high quality care programmes within the service area.

The post holder will maintain accurate patient documentation and consistently produce high quality client information using a range of IT skills as appropriate.

The post holder will support the manager in auditing effectiveness of the service ensuring complaints are dealt with promptly and effectively, and that proper investigations are carried out and action taken to reduce incidence.

The post holder will contribute to budget management, ensuring cost effective use of resources and by creating a “value for money” culture which encourages self-sufficiency and flexibility of working practices.

The post holder will develop and maintain an education plan for individuals, the team and self, matching aspirations and aptitudes with the needs of the service and will ensure that all staff members participate in the Performance Review and Assessment system and have up to date personal development plans, and contribute to the management of relevant Human Resources procedures.

The post holder will develop and maintain relevant induction programme for all new staff and will ensure staff are aware of and adhere to all Health and Social Services policies and procedures. Promoting a culture of openness, reporting and safety consciousness and will demonstrate evidence of implementing effective change and taking appropriate actions to reduce risk.

The post holder will make a significant contribution to the planning and implement of ongoing audit of infection control within the clinical area/department/speciality service ensuring all principles of infection prevention and control are embedded within the ward/departmental area by demonstrating effective infection prevention and challenging poor practice.

The post holder takes responsibility for the safeguarding and welfare of all children, adults and/or families within their care and contact.

He/she shall be aware of and comply with all safeguarding policies and procedures He/she may be required to act in a capacity as a nurse independent supplementary prescriber.

The post holder will maintain a professional portfolio which demonstrates the continuing acquisition of skills, knowledge, attitudes, understanding and achievement.

Person specification

The ideal candidate will have:

Strong Leadership skills

Good acute clinical knowledge

Excellent communication skills

Excellent nursing documentation skills

Will follow their NMC Code of Conduct and believes in Best Care for every patient that comes through the door

Has experience of running a busy ward 

Qualifications

1st Level Registered Nurse

NMC Registration

Teaching/Mentorship /Assessment of Learning in Practice or equivalent module / award / qualification

Knowledge

Professional, clinical knowledge acquired through training to degree level

Technical Work Based Skills

Excellent written and verbal communications skills Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team

Keyboard skills

General skills / attributes

Assessing planning implementing and evaluation provision of care for clients/patients

Experience

2 years post qualifying experience in specialty area

Personal Attributes

Appointees to this role will be required to adhere to and perform their duties in line with the standards identified in the States of Jersey tier 6 core accountabilities attributes and behaviour indicators

 

Across the Government of Jersey and public service, the scope of our work means our people enjoy a wider range of opportunities – to work with recognised experts across teams, learn new skills and develop their careers. We actively look to recruit people from different backgrounds, with diverse perspectives. This creates a richer, more varied environment, where you’re exposed to new ideas, new ways of thinking and new opportunities, so you can develop an exciting and rewarding career.

 

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