SENIOR CHARGE NURSE

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RAIGMORE HOSPITAL, INVERNESS

MEDICAL DIVISION

DIAGNOSTIC & INTERVENTIONAL UNIT

SENIOR CHARGE NURSE

37.5 HOURS PER WEEK, PERMANENT

SALARY SCALE:  BAND 7 - £37,570 - £44,688 PER ANNUM

 

Due to retirement the opportunity has arisen for an experienced Registered Nurse to take on the role of the Senior Charge Nurse for the Diagnostic and Interventional Unit at Raigmore Hospital. The Diagnostic and Interventional Unit at Raigmore encompasses the Cath Lab, Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound and Radiology.

You will work closely with the multidisciplinary team of Consultants, Radiographers and other Allied Professionals to provide high quality care and treatment.

We are looking for an experienced Nurse who is aware of the operational pressures and day to day challenges this role will bring; a leader who can take responsibility for decisions and support junior members of the team; with confidence in their own conviction; organisational and problem solving skills are a must for this role.

Our ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, an ability to adapt to changing circumstances and a flexible approach to work.

It is essential that you have demonstrable leadership skills to meet the requirements of this busy environment and to take forward and deliver on the Quality agenda.   The successful candidate will be required to create a culture of continuous improvement where the patient is at the heart of the care we deliver.  We will require you to be a first level registered nurse, educated to degree level or equivalent, and have excellent communication skills.

There will be an opportunity for the new postholder to work alongside the retiring Senior Charge Nurse to ensure the efficient and seamless handover of what is a key role. You will be allocated mentor support through an experienced SCN and the Assistant Nurse Manager.

The City of Inverness is the Capital of the Highlands and enjoys a lifestyle and environment only dreamt of in other parts of the country. Raigmore Hospital is the principal District General Hospital of the Highlands with 454 beds and a catchment area of almost 10,000 square miles covering the entire Scottish Highlands with a population of approx. 300,000. 

The hospital covers all specialties and is a training hospital for Nursing, Medical and AHP staff in association with Stirling, Aberdeen and Dundee Universities.  It is a Regional Cancer Centre and is sited on a campus along with the innovative Centre for Health Science.  Outreach services are provided from this District General Hospital in Inverness to many sites across Northern Highlands and to both the Western Isles and Orkney.

An attractive relocation allowance of up to £8,000 (in accordance with NHS Highland policy) may be available to the successful candidate.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and welcomed to Evelyn Gray, Divisional Nurse Manager, evelyn.gray@nhs.net  on 01463 704000, bleep 1101, or, Sam Thomas, Assistant Divisional Nurse Manager, samantha.thomas@nhs.net on 01463 704000,   bleep 2200.

Application Forms and Job Descriptions can be downloaded via our website www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk or available from, and to be returned to, the Employment Services Section, Assynt House, Beechwood Park, Inverness IV2 3BW, telephone 01463 705150 or by emailing your name and address to nhshighland.recruitment@nhs.net

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Please quote reference in the subject line of your email – ES10.19.070

Closing date for receipt of completed application form – 22nd August 2019

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11 August 2019
Location: United Kingdom Highlands and Islands Raigmore Hospital (Diagnostic & Interventional Unit)
Work type:
Full time
Sector:
Healthcare and Medical
Profession:
Nursing

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