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Sister/Charge Nurse - Colorectal Surgery

Band 6

Main area
General Surgery colo-rectal
Band 6
Fixed Term/Secondment 6 months
Full Time 37.5 Hours Per Week
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Royal Preston Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
25/01/2019 23:59

We have a very exciting opportunity for career enhancement for registered nurses who have an interest in surgery, to join the dynamic colo-rectal team on a 6 month secondment. We are looking for committed, enthusiastic and motivated nurses.

You will be expected to support the delivery of quality care to all our patients and provide the patients with a positive experience whilst in hospital. You will have proven leadership skills and the ability to problem solve, effectively communicate with patients and all members of the MDT. As a Band 6 nurse you will have the ability to support the Ward Manager in providing a unified approach to achieving high standards of safe care and constant support for junior staff and student nurses in practice.

Our Acute Colorectal Surgical ward has 32 beds. It is a fast-paced, challenging but a very rewarding environment, where as a Team we are committed in providing the highest standards of care and pride ourselves in supporting all our staff, to learn and develop. This is achieved by a dedicated nursing team, clinical nurse specialists and seven colorectal surgeons. The ward has two nurse educators working on the ward with staff, there role would be to fully support your development of the skills and knowledge required of a Band 6 Ward Sister but you would also have the support of a dynamic, highly motivated ward manager.

You will gain experience working on our emergency/elective admissions ward and have the opportunity to build on your competency for recruitment and selection of staff, staff appraisals and personal development plans.

We work collaboratively with other disciplines, including the nutrition team, therapists, specialist nurses, pain and palliative specialists. This aims to provide you with excellent opportunities for career development by enhancing your knowledge and skills.

We also have a strong track record in education; you will gain experience and competencies in enteral feeding devices including PEG, Naso-Gastric Tubes and Nasal Bridles, management of central lines, Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), epidural pain management and stoma management and the care of colo-rectal patient’s pre & post-surgical intervention.

As a Teaching Hospital we are committed to your continuous personal and professional development, so it will come as no surprise for you to hear that we offer a wide range of clinical and non-clinical development opportunities. We are keen to provide all our staff with the opportunity to learn, which means some of our courses are provided via online learning through our own dedicated Trust site, so staff can develop knowledge as and when they want or need to.

As part of the wider Cancer Centre at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, we are excited about advancing our treatment options with the arrival of the new state of the art cancer surgery robot, which is enhancing patient outcomes and providing us with the opportunities to develop new skills and techniques.

Interview Date: 15th February 2019

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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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Kath Jackson - Ward Manager 01772 524893

Adele Hull -  Matron - 01772 522872

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