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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of acute clinical services for a catchment area of up over 1 million people. Our vision is “to provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most”, reflecting the utmost importance that we attach to the quality of care and experience that each and every one of our patients receives.
We provide specialist services in radiotherapy, neonatalogy, paediatrics, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, rheumatology, medicine and surgery. Every year our 7,000 staff treat people from Norfolk, neighbouring counties and further afield. Our patients are referred to us by around 100 local GP surgeries and other acute hospitals and primary care Trusts around the country. We are involved in the teaching and training of a wide range of health professionals, in partnership with the University of East Anglia and other local education providers.
Deputy Sister / Charge Nurse - AMU
Closed for applications on: 23-Mar-2023 00:01
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 23-Mar-2023 00:01
- Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
- Colney Lane
- NR4 7UY
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Full time
- Part time
- Flexible working
- £33,706 - £40,588 per annum, pro rata
- Salary period
- (NHS AfC: Band 6)
- Main area
- Acute Medicine
- Interview date
At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.
NNUH is currently the busiest Trauma Unit in the East of England caring for almost 850 trauma patients annually many with complex care needs. We are enhancing our urgent and emergency care specialist services for patients with significant injuries as a result of trauma and have an ambition to become a Major Trauma Centre.
Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:
We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.
We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.
We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.
We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.
We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.
Wish you were here? So do we.
We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be. We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.
Hello. My name is Marie, and I am the Senior Matron of the Acute Medical Unit here at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. I wanted to personally introduce myself and explain to you why you should choose to come and join my team.
The Acute Medical Unit at NNUH is set across three wards currently with a combined bed base of 84 beds plus 9 trolleys. Much like other AMU’s we receive patients directly from GP’s and the Emergency Department and we ensure all emergency admission patients receive seamless, high-quality care at the point of admission. We see around 20,000 emergency admissions each year.
Where we differ from other acute units is that NNUH has spent a lot of time in the development of Emergency Care which has led to the expansion of the services offered by the Acute Medical Unit. This includes Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC), Priority Assessment Unit (PAU) acute medical short stay beds, and advanced care for critically ill patients.
So why join my team?
I’m a realist, acute medicine is busy. The days are long, and the work is challenging. As a team we recognize this and make sure that all members of the team are fully supported, and we look after you. I am lucky to have a fantastic matron as well as four amazing ward sisters supporting the team, and we are also supported by our own clinical educator. All our doors are open, and we encourage our team to come speak to us.
We get to see a huge variety of patients in AMU, and it gives Deputy Sisters/Charge Nurses the chance to enjoy a working environment where you are exposed to lots of different patients and no two days are the same. NNUH is very keen on career progression; we encourage every single member of our teams to achieve their potential.
Working for our organisation
What is it like living in Norwich?
It’s great! I moved here from London and have never looked back. Our hospital is a modern, purpose build, teaching hospital (no leaky old corridors here) and as Norwich is the driest city in England, we have lots of natural sunlight flooding in. Norwich is one of few UK cities that still retains a strong local identity and with that a strong sense of community – people walk down the street and say hello to each other, baristas remember my coffee order and you get to know about interesting local projects.
This strong sense of self along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the best city to work in – something we like to show off about.
I would love you to come join my team and not only come work for me but come start a long and rewarding career at our hospital. If you would like more information, please give Matron Natalie Cornish a call on 01603 286286 ext 5677or send her an email Natalie.firstname.lastname@example.org. Any interested candidates are welcome to come for an informal meeting to have a look round and meet the team.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The post holder will rotate between the roles of coordinators in the Acute Medical Unit, Ambulatory Care and the GP liaison role. Under the direction of the line manager and Matron provide nursing leadership and effectively manage and co-ordinate patient activity and staffing within the clinical area for the duration of a clinical shift, in order to promote high quality health care whilst upholding and influencing professional and Trust values.
To assist the acute medical consultants in providing high quality and timely management of short stay patients to ensure flow through the Acute Medical Unit.
To work closely with A&E, wards, out-patient areas and the operational centre to ensure timely admissions and discharge.
To undertake nurse led discharge via protocol.
To liaise directly with primary care to plan timely admissions to hospital and explore admission avoidance routes for certain groups of patients.
To work closely and support the nursing and junior medical staff ensuring that high quality patient care is delivered at all times.
To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH’s ‘PRIDE’ values of People focused, Respect, Dedication, Integrity and Excellence
Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.
The Job Description, which includes a Person Specification, provides a full outline of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.
Travelling to work
Staff parking is available onsite; however, this is limited during core working hours. We have more capacity in the evening and at weekends and can usually provide spaces during those hours.
We look to allocate these spaces fairly. Our Travel Office have a set of criteria that staff must meet in order to qualify. If you qualify for a space, you may be placed on a waiting list if we are at full capacity.
The NNUH is served by a number of public buses, and we offer generously discounted monthly passes with First Bus, Konectbus and Semmence.
The Costessey Park and Ride runs regularly each day from 06:30 (from P&R) to 20:45 (from NNUH) and this service is free for NHS staff.
The NNUH host multiple bicycle racks and a salary sacrifice scheme. We also benefit from a Beryl station onsite.
If this post involves working with children or adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.
If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of Afc
Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.
You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.
Following candidate feedback and to reduce our dependency on paper, all our communication with you regarding your application will be by email so could you please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.
We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.
We look forward to receiving your application and if you do not hear within the next four weeks this will usually mean that you have not been short-listed. However, if you wish to confirm this please contact the person indicated on the advert.
Whilst every effort will be made to recruit to the post as it is advertised, there may be occasions where we consider alternative working patterns, such as part time working, or contract types, such as secondments, depending on circumstances. Should you wish to work in a different working pattern to that stated in our advertisement, please indicate this in the supporting statement to your application.
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Advice for Overseas Candidates
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
- Registered Nurse with significant experience at Band 5 in acute setting and experience of Orthopaedics, Surgical or Medical Nursing
- Diploma or Degree
- Experience of acute emergency Nursing
- Experience of managing a team
- Ability to maintain standards of care/ leadership in a busy, stressful environment and manage conflicting priorities
- Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
- Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH’s PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
- Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Further details / informal visits contact
- Natalie Cornish
- Job title
- Matron of AMU
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 01603 289677
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