Position – Senior Staff Nurse - RGN- Leeds
Ref – EKSSNL
Salary – Up to £31,000
Hours – Full Time
We’re looking for an exceptional Senior Staff Nurse with the ability to inspire others to deliver the highest standards of patient care. We are looking for people passionate about nursing and you want to grow your career in a leadership role.
About this Senior Staff Nurse role
This role is about leading by example and being an ambassador in the way of caring. It’s about recognising talent, nurturing junior staff, and mentoring them to be the best nurses they can be, using clinical skills and an empathetic approach to meet each individual patient’s need.
Reporting to the Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse, you’ll be part of a multidisciplinary team. You’ll get to work with some of the best clinical talent around and experience with new practices, equipment and facilities, all of which are maintained to our high standards – we take great pride in our low infection rates and high CQC scores.
Your key accountabilities will be to provide day-to-day supervision, including clinical supervision of junior nursing staff and students of the department, with responsibilities including all or most of the following:
• Work scheduling/rotas
• Involvement in recruitment, induction, performance review, attendance management, disciplinary and grievance matters
• Competency assessment, training, development and the mentoring of staff
• Ensure work is carried out efficiently and to agreed working practice and protocols
Our highly successful, purpose-built hospital, deals with complex surgery and a vast range of specialities involving some 300 consultants. There are 80 bedrooms, an 8 bed Level 3 critical care unit and 6 theatres. These facilities, and high standards of care, make us one of the leading providers of private healthcare in the area. Our staff are welcoming, friendly and supportive, headed by a caring and effective management team. We’re close to the city centre and central railway station.
Nursing qualifications, skills and values
As a nurse or practitioner registered with the appropriate governing body, you’ll have the qualifications required for registration. A qualification in teaching and assessment is preferred, as is a professional management qualification, such as NVQ level 2 or 3. Immediate Life Support is preferred and Advanced Life Support is desirable.
You’ll have experience of multispeciality surgical procedures, plus further professional training, experience and, preferably, a qualification in a specialist area. You’ll also have excellent clinical skills and experience of being in a mentoring role.
Like us, you believe in putting people first. So you’ll be a great role model when it comes to giving care – taking the time to fully understand and meet each patient’s needs, and showing others how to reassure and support patients and their families. This is the type of care that comes naturally to talented practitioners.
You’ll be an excellent communicator and team worker – flexible and motivated. As part of the wider hospital team, you’ll interact with practitioners from other areas because you understand that continuity in patient care is key.
Key employee benefits:
• Continuing professional and career development
• Generous holiday and leave arrangements
• Flexible pension options
• Life assurance and healthcare schemes
• Health assessments (after a qualifying period)
• Free membership of our Health Fitness Centres, with heavily subsidised memberships for family
• Cycle to work scheme
• Childcare vouchers
• Employee assistance programme for professional advice and counselling – legal, financial, etc.
• Employee discounts on a wide range of products or services
• We are committed to equal opportunities in the recruitment, training, and development of our employees.
Key Words: Senior Staff Nurse, RGN, Lead, NMC, HCPC, Leeds, West Yorkshire.
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