Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse - Stour Ward
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
5d ago

Job overview

Looking for a change? We could be the place for you.

An opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 nurse with proven acute hospital experience to work within Gynaecology giving the opportunity to work within the team to lead and change practice.

We currently have two positions available, a fixed term contract of 34.5 hours per week and a permanent contract of 23 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join the Gynaecology team for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Registered nurse.

You will provide specialist knowledge, advice, information and education to patients, carers, health care professionals and relevant others.

Our Gynaecology unit provides 17 inpatient beds and an early Pregnancy Assessment unit caring for a wide range of elective and emergency Gynaecological surgery as well as early pregnancy complications, therefore an experience in Early Pregnancy would be desirable but not essential.

The Ipswich hospital is also a centre of excellence for gynaecological cancers across the East Suffolk and North Essex area.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic nurse who is motivated and has a passion for delivering high quality care to join our team.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to effective team working, excellent written and verbal communication skills and be flexible with a good sense of humour.

Personal development will be explored on an individual basis to meet KSF requirements and needs.

Working for our organisation

One of the largest Trust’s in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area.

We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients’ own homes. You will be joining a team of over 11,000 amazing colleagues providing care to 800,000 residents.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts.

Our Staff Health & Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role, please see attached job description and person specification.

Essential criteria

  • Minimum of three years at Band 5
  • Experience of management
  • Mentoring students and other professionals
  • Desirable criteria

  • Specialised knowledge relevant to field of practice
  • Enhanced role e.g. venepuncture, cannulation and ordering of investigations
  • Experience of early pregnancy
  • Essential criteria

  • Registered Nurse on Part 1 or 12 of the NMC register
  • ENB 998 or equivalent Teaching & Assessing Course
  • Diploma in Nursing Studies
  • Desirable criteria

  • Relevant Nursing degree or evidence of working towards
  • Relevant management course
  • Gynaecology specialist course
  • Family planning qualification
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