Ward Sister Charge Nurse

Woking, United Kingdom
Jan 22, 2018
Feb 01, 2018
Medicine, Nursing
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Other job types
Woking & Sam Beare Hospice is a patient-centred charity based in Surrey committed to providing the best in specialist palliative care. We cover the North West Surrey region, providing free of charge holistic care and support services for patients, their families and carers. Our brand new Hospice opened in May this year. In conjunction with the Lead Nurse you will co-ordinate, develop and support the management of the in-patient unit in line with the Hospice strategic and operational plans. Band 7 Ward Sister Charge Nurse Key Responsibilities: Clinical Working with the Lead Nurse for the unit provide clinical leadership and support to nursing staff and to other members of the multi-professional team, and to volunteers To act as a palliative and supportive care resource for clinical, administrative and volunteer staff. To ensure statutory obligations are met and that all staff follow those that are relevant to the clinical area. To review and update correct working practices and procedures in line with the Hospice Policy, Procedures and Audit guidelines. With the Lead Nurse to be responsible for the 24 hour provision of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care. To provide clinical expertise and to disseminate such knowledge to the healthcare team.To write, disseminate and review clinical policies identified through the Care Quality Commission and Clinical Governance and to ensure all relevant staff are aware of their content. To fulfill the role of Infection Control Nurse for the in-patient unit ensuring that the highest standards of care are in place and that Woking & Sam Beare Hospices conform with the recommendations from the Care Quality Commission, national and local infection control bodies Professional To provide guidance on nursing issues relating to palliative and supportive care and to facilitate the seeking of guidance with regard to best practice in other areas that may be unfamiliar. To ensure compliance with storage of pharmacy, drugs, supplies and hazardous substances in accordance with the Misuse of Drugs Act. With the Lead Nurse to take responsibility for all health and safety and security matters within the in-patient unit. To represent the Hospice on occasions in the general public arena, for example, giving educational talks; attending public meetings and to ensure that the reputation of the Hospice is maintained and enhanced. To liaise with the Clinical Leads so as to ensure effective working relationships are fostered and maintained. To liaise with Ward Sisters/Charge Nurses from other hospices and attend regional and national meetings. To ensure patient records are properly maintained in accordance with NMC guidelines and Hospice policies. Managerial To establish and maintain effective communications with internal / external bodies. To ensure all in-patient unit staff act in a professional manner towards patients, families, visitors and colleagues. In conjunction with the Lead Nurse and other Clinical Leads, develop and co-ordinate the in-patient unit service so as to ensure effective team working that enhances patient flow between the different clinical services. To liaise with the appropriate providers of clinical supplies and equipment ensuring adequate provision is made for patient care requirements. To effectively manage staff resources, including recruitment selection, day-to-day operations, work performance, staff development and appraisals. To work in conjunction with the Clinical Leads so as to ensure effective use of nursing skills and resources across all nursing services. To contribute to relevant Hospice meetings and input to the Hospice management and planning processes. To deputise for the Lead Nurse in the Clinical Governance Group taking particular responsibility for clinical risk, audit and effectiveness. To provide management information regarding staffing levels patient, staff sickness and the use of external resources if applicable To work with the Volunteer Manager to ensure the appropriate role development and use of volunteers in the ward area to develop strategy With the Lead Nurse to take 24 hour continuing responsibility for the management of the in-patient unit. To be part of the senior nurse out of hours on call rota. Training and Development Team With the Lead Nurse to implement and review the on-going training and development plans for ward nursing team and volunteers and to act as a coach and mentor To manage the induction process for new nursing staff and clinical visitors in conjunction with the Lead Nurse. To work with the multi-disciplinary team identifying areas of practice development and facilitate training programmes to meet these needs. To contribute to the hospice internal and external teaching programme. Self To develop and maintain own knowledge and skills through continual professional development and through the Hospice appraisal system. To maintain an interest in all professional matters associated with nursing, palliative and supportive care and management, with a particular interest in current research and development. To identify personal training and development needs through clinical supervision. Research To participate in active research as appropriate, implement findings of evidence based practice. To carry out clinical audits and quality assurance programmes in conjunction with the Quality & Audit Lead to compliment initiatives in conjunction with other staff. To support the Hospice aim of becoming a centre of excellence by engaging in regional, national and international research. We offer exceptional educational support via our in house Practice Development Team and opportunities to attend Palliative care modules, 35 days annual leave (inclusive of 8 bank holidays), NHS Superannuation is recognised or a 5% contributory Pension Scheme, Clinical Supervision, Childcare vouchers and free car parking