Head of Nursing | Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Job details
Posting date: 22 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £58,972 - £68,525 pro rata, per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 21 June 2024
Location: Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG
Company: Isle of Wight NHS
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6324978/470-24-0017-CJW

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We are recruiting for Head of Nursing for Urgent and Emergency Care (UEC) who wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards “great people, great place”.

The Head of Nursing for UEC is a great opportunity for a senior nursing leader with relevant experience to consider. Our UEC consists of an Emergency Department, Children's Emergency Department, Urgent Treatment Centre, Same Day Emergency care and an Acute assessment Unit.

The Investing in our future programme is a £23.7m upgrade at St Mary’s Hospital. This will create a new emergency care floor with a dedicated paediatric entrance, provide an new Intensive Care Unit and new enhanced care unit, reconfigure acute wards to improve the flow of patients through the hospital, and improve patient experience.

The UEC sits within the Unplanned care division, alongside Medicine, Pharmacy and Clinical site team. The Head of Nursing is part UEC leadership triumphant.

The Head of Nursing is responsible for the leadership and management of nursing and AHP’s within UEC. They have joint responsibility for the effective delivery of quality, financial and operational performance of the service line including ownership of key clinical quality performance targets and measures for the service.

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values areCompassion,Accountable,Respect andEveryone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is in partnership with Portsmouth Hospital NHS trust. This partnership is strengthens the clinical pathways for our patients and island community.We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust’s beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

The Head of Nursing is responsible for the leadership and management of nursing, midwifery or AHP’s within Urgent and Emergency Care. They are a key member of the management team for the UEC and will work closely with the Divisional Director of Nursing. They have joint responsibility for the effective delivery of quality, financial and operational performance of the service line including ownership of key clinical quality performance targets and measures for the service. Service specific aims, objectives and KPI’s will be detailed in each post holder’s personal appraisal.

Responsible for the delivery of safe, clinically and cost effective and compassionate care within the service providing assurance evidence to the Divisional Director of Nursing. This includes, but is not limited to, health care acquired infection, privacy and dignity including single sex accommodation, nutrition, patient involvement and engagement, learning and improving service quality by learning from incidents and complaints.

The Head of Nursing, in conjunction with the senior divisional management team will set the strategic direction of the UEC, which must be consistent with the organisations Strategy, and Partnership arrangements.

The Head of Nursing has line management responsibility for Matrons. Ward leaders/ Charge nurses/ sisters and Team Leaders and responsibility for the delivery of quality nursing and therapy services within the UEC.

The Head of Nursing must establish and fosters an effective working relationship with colleagues from the multi-disciplinary team across the services managed within UEC, utilising their negotiating and influencing skills to secure and support change and improvement in care and service delivery within the UEC.

This advert closes on Monday 10 Jun 2024

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