Practice Development Senior Sister

Band 7

Main area
Neonatal
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
151-KO062
Site
Wexham Park Hospital
Town
Slough
Salary
£33,281 - £43,469 per annum incl HCA
Closing
Today at 23:59

Frimley Health is a Trust where great care and great careers go hand in hand. We’re three hospitals working closely with each other and with the communities we serve in Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire  - our organisation has brought Heatherwood and Wexham hospitals into the fold of Frimley Park Hospital and its wider community services.

You’ll find the highest standards of clinical excellence across our locations and a friendly, supportive, open culture that brings everyone together. For our team it means a great day-to-day working experience – in a Trust with strong leadership, a clear sense of direction and an exciting vision for the future. The investment and changes ahead make this an exciting place to be. You can play your part in delivering exceptional patient care, while continuing to grow, develop and progress through first class learning and training.


Wexham Park Neonatal Unit are seeking a Practice Development Senior Sister to join our friendly leadership team. The team is led by the Matron for Neonates and a Senior Sister. The role involves working clinical 0.6WTE and administrative 0.5WTE. You will also join a team of Junior Sisters to help provide strong leadership within the Neonatal team. You will be expected to lead shifts, provide skilled nursing care, undertake appraisals, sickness management and other management duties. The role will involve ensuring that the junior team achieve competencies and professional development and the organisation of students and their learning.

The Neonatal Unit has 21 cots, with 2 Intensive Care, 3 High Dependency and 16 Special Care. We are a level 2 Unit for the Thames Valley Neonatal Network, with the level 3 Unit at Oxford. We are actively involved in the network and participate in several work groups to standardise and improve care. We are family centred and are in progress toward achieving Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation. We actively encourage breastfeeding and parent involvement.

You must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for this position as stated in the job description. You will be pro-active in the unit’s development, have a keen interest in the development of others, and be able to demonstrate ongoing professional development and up to date knowledge.
You will work 11.5 hour shifts when clinical and mainly Monday to Friday. Occasionally to help if needed to cover weekends and nights.

As a Trust, we will offer a commitment to your professional development, through appraisals, personal development plans and study opportunities. We are a forward thinking Trust with a passionate and enthusiastic nursing team. We have a passion for excellence and are committed to enhancing the patient experience and providing the best care for neonates.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Shakeela Banno (Lead Nurse Neonatal) on either shakeela.banno@fhft.nhs.uk or 01753 633175

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
01753 634395