Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce.
Stockport Foundation Trust is one of four ‘specialist’ hospital sites in Greater Manchester. Being a ‘specialist’ hospital will enhance our general surgery, anaesthetics, critical care and emergency medicine for the benefit of people in Stockport, High Peak, Cheshire and across Greater Manchester.
Our values ‘Quality and Safety, Communication, Service’ are at the heart of everything we do and come from our ‘Your Health. Our Priority’ promise. Every day they drive the behaviour and actions for every person in our organisation.
In your application for this post, please describe how your experience and skills align with 'Our values-based behaviours' ( see additional documentation) and provide examples.
Our coaching academy is a vehicle for developing a coaching culture throughout the Trust to help develop, engage, motivate and care for our staff to deliver better patient care. It will support us to consistently have a “culture of caring” which both our staff and patients will experience.
Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment
As well as recognising previous NHS service, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is a member of the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. If you are currently employed by Greater Manchester Local Authority, Combined Authority, GMFRS, TfGM as well as other public service organisations, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust will recognise your previous service for sickness and maternity/paternity/adoption entitlement and also for annual leave purposes (providing there has been no break in service). If you currently work for one of the above organisations and successfully apply for a post with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, please ensure the Recruitment team are aware so that this service is reflected in your contract of employment.
Quality and Safety
We deliver safe, high quality and compassionate care.
We ensure a clean and safe environment for better care
We treat our patients, their families and our staff with dignity and respect.
We communicate with everyone in a clear and open way.
We provide effective, efficient and innovative care.
We work in partnership with others, to deliver improved care, in the right place at the right time.
An exciting role has been created due to service redesign in Ophthalmology for a junior sister/charge nurse. The post is primarily based in the Ophthalmic out patient setting but supporting the leadership and management across the ophthalmic services is required.
The post holder has a key leadership and management role at a senior level, and will assist the senior sister in providing specialist skills and knowledge to support the organisation and delivery of care for patients within the departments. This will incorporate the provision of care to patients and their families in accordance with the philosophy and standards of care within the area, ensuring that Trust values and beliefs are upheld. The Junior Sister/Charge nurse has a fundamental role in the delivery of high standards of nursing care, ensuring an environment that is conducive to well-being and staff development. The post holder will manage the ophthalmic out patient services alongside supporting the senior sister with all business administration areas.
Post holders will be expected to participate fully in their personal development and review process in order to achieve the skills required to deliver the role effectively and efficiently and hold a current nursing Ophthalmic module qualification at level 6 or 7.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately
If successful, this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £43.50. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary. In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.
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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Please contact Senior sister Margaret Gilligan for any more details on ext 5689 / 5236