Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital—and a number of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.
The Trust has over 6,000 staff proudly serving a million people locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. We treat a patient every 40 seconds, performing 34,000 operations and carrying out 391,000 scans, x-rays and procedures each year. As the second largest maternity provider in the country we help deliver a baby almost every hour of the day. We are one of the best performing trusts in London for A&E waiting times, and our mortality rates are some of the best in the country.
Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Good’ in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of ‘Good’. We are one of the first trusts to receive ‘Good’ across the board under the new CQC inspection framework. Both hospitals within our Trust—Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital—were rated as ‘Good’ overall.
Our Trust was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating for ‘use of resources’ by an NHS Improvement inspection which was completed during the same period as the CQC assessment.
Junior Sister/Charge Nurse, Edgar Horne Ward
Emergency and Integrated Medical Care Division
Edgar Horne is a 28 bedded Ward with specialties that include Care of the Elderly, Endocrinology, Haematology, Dermatology Gastroenterology.
Our Offer and commitment to you:
Our team is motivated, committed and creative; we want to constantly develop in order to provide the best care we can.
We believe our staff should feel valued and proud of the work that they do.
The Trust's newly developed values 'Proud to care' were created with and by staff and patients:
P - Passionate about providing excellent patient care
R - Responsive to and supportive of my colleagues and patients, being responsible for my actions at all times
O - Open and welcoming, honest and transparent in all my communications as an ambassador for the Trust
U - Unfailingly kind, treating everyone with respect, compassion and dignity
D - Determined and dedicated to developing my skills and expertise in order to be the best I can be.
The Emergency and Integrated Medical Care Division is led by the Divisional Medical Director, Divisional Director of Operations and Divisional Director of Nursing using the triumvirate model of leadership. The key services delivered by this Division are Emergency and Acute Medical Care, Elective Medical Services and Therapy Services, all of which are delivered through the busy but well organised and supported wards and departments.
The newly expanded Nursing Leadership Team within the division is now at its full establishment and you will have the support of your Ward sister / Manager, Matron, Lead Nurse and Divisional Director of Nursing.
The Trust employs over 80 Clinical Nurse Specialists, who you will have the support of and development opportunities associated with such a wealth of expert knowledge within the Trust (Critical Care Out Reach Teams, Palliative Care Teams, Respiratory Specialist Nurses to name a few). The Trust is also supported by a large Training and Development Team, with specialist Practice Development Staff to support your development and career progression.
The overarching vision for the division is to be the first choice for care and first choice employer. We aim to deliver high quality and accessible acute and elective medical care using the most efficient and effective models of care and protect access to specialised services for our local population.
We have recently reviewed our establishments and are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, innovative Junior Sister/ Charge Nurse. You will be responsible for leading, managing and developing the nursing team and provide support to the Senior Sisters. You will have excellent communication and leadership skills and the ability to work as part of a dedicated multi-disciplinary team.
The Trust is committed to delivering high quality care to all of our patients, and has an honest and open approach to learning, developing and improving its safety culture. Each ward and department within the division has been assessed against the 'Ward accreditation' programme which identifies areas of good practices and ensures quality improvement initiatives can be targeted and focused on need. The Trust is working towards its Gold Standard Framework, which aims to provide a systematic, evidence based approach to optimising care for all patients approaching the end of life, delivered by generalist frontline care providers. With training programmes that help to support all people approaching their last year/s or so of life in any setting.
Support and development
The new nursing strategy for the Trust places great emphasis on providing high quality care, and providing patients with a positive experience. Access to development through the divisional and corporate training and development Practice Development Nurses who provide development and support through a number of different forums of delivery - classroom / online / simulation or at the bedside. Rotational opportunities available within the division.
An extended two month induction programme which ensures you are better connected to support services. This includes:
o Tour of hospital
o Divisional welcome breakfast
o 3 day Corporate induction training
o Local induction at department level
o Introductions and welcome support meetings with
o Triumvirate Leadership Team
o HR Team
o Finance Team
o Patient Experience Team
o Clinical Governance team
o Clinical Specialist Nursing Teams
o CIP / Strategy team
As a trust we are committed to hearing the views of staff and making improvements based on their feedback. As a new starter to the organisation you will be invited to regular reviews and will have opportunity to meet and discuss your time so far with an independent person in order that we can further improve the experiences for new starters.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Nicole Mulhall ( Ward Manager) - ( Email address removed )
The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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