Sister/Charge Nurse

Expiring today

Location
Thetford
Salary
Band 6 - £28,050 - £36,644 per annum pro rata
Posted
02 Nov 2018
Closes
18 Nov 2018
Ref
918-BN3514
Function
Charge Nurse, Sister
Job Type
Permanent

Sister/Charge Nurse

Thetford Team

Band 6 - £28,050 - £36,644 per annum pro rata

Part-time, 37.5 hours per fortnight

Ref: 918-BN3514

Have you ever thought about where the blood that you transfuse comes from? Are you thinking of taking a new direction in your nursing career? Looking for a change? If so come and work for us.

NHS Blood and Transplant collects over 7,000 blood donations every day providing vital blood and blood products that help to save and improve the lives of thousands of people every year. We are dedicated to making a difference and we need your help to do so.

We save lives but we don’t work in hospitals. No two days are the same in this fast moving and variable environment. We collect blood from donors in Donor Centres and also travel to where our donors are in mobile teams.

As a Sister/Charge Nurse in this autonomous role, you will lead and motivate a team of donor carers (similar to Health Care Support staff), use your clinical judgement to make safe decisions about suitability and ensure your team deliver a high standard of care that enables us to meet our regulatory and governance requirements. We need your leadership and management skills to ensure that patients receive safe blood and blood products and our donors feel safe and cared for. By giving the best experience we can for our donors, you will ensure they will want to return time and time again.

No prior specialist knowledge is required for this band 6 role; we value what you bring. If you are able to work independently, lead with compassion and resilience, excited by the prospect of enabling change in a fast moving environment, then this is the job for you. We will provide all the training and support you will need with excellent learning and development opportunities and career progression.

The normal working hours for this part time role are 37.5 hours per fortnight, working 4 days per fortnight at approximately 11 hours per shift (including breaks).  The earliest possible start time would be approximately 10:00, but more often 11:00 with the latest potential finish time of approximately 22:00. Flexibility will be essential to this role, as you may be asked to work across the North Anglia region when required.  

An informal visit is highly recommended.  To arrange an informal discussion about this role please contact Patsy Lowson – Senior Sister, on email: Patsy.Lowson@nhsbt.nhs.uk 

This advert will close at 23:59 on Sunday 18th November 2018 (subject to confirmation), with interviews taking place on Friday 7th December 2018.