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Senior Sister / Charge Nurse - Band 7

Main area
Emergency Medicine
Full Time/Part Time
Job ref
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
20/11/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

The Emergency Department serves the Coventry and Warwickshire area with a population of 500,000 people, we see approximately 130,000 patients a year.

We are a Level 1 Major Trauma Centre with our ED trauma team working closely with all speciality teams to co-ordinate and provide World Class Trauma Care. UHCW is amongst the top 5 performing hospitals for trauma.

We have a number of specialist multi disciplinary nursing teams working within our department. Advanced Clinical Practitioners are part of our expanding workforce as are Emergency Nurse Practitioners see and treat patients with minor illnesses and injuries, Cardiac Nurses offer 24 hour PCI and stroke thrombolysis and we have 24 hour Mental Health assessment and support within the department which delivers prompt treatment and management to vulnerable patients and their families. Our REACT team ensures our patients receive a safe and appropriate discharge of elderly patients.

Our Observation Ward is an independent 17 bedded unit which provides close observation and care for ED and speciality acute risk patients with variable presentations who require extended treatment to facilitate their admission or safe discharge.

The Emergency Department and Observation ward are innovative and exciting working environments. We offer strong mentoring support to newly qualified staff together with a comprehensive in house induction programme which is in addition to the UHCW trust preceptorship programme.

We are passionate about providing a working environment which is flexible and supportive enabling you to deliver excellent quality and compassionate care and allows for a good work/life balance.

Recruiting to Values
To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positive

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

For more information please contact:

Andrea Hargreaves

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