St Helena Government

Sister/Charge Nurse (2 posts)

Location
Saint Helena
Salary
£35-£40k pa, depending on experience and qualifications
Posted
25 Feb 2019
Closes
24 Mar 2019
Nursing Field
Private Healthcare
Function
Charge Nurse, Sister

Sister/Charge Nurse (2 posts)
St Helena, South Atlantic

2 years FTC commencing 1 ASAP and 1 in July 2019

£35-£40k pa, depending on experience and qualifications, taxable in St Helena

A tax-free International Supplement will also apply

In this key role you will enhance patient/client care and service delivery and introduce efficiencies, creating an environment of life-long learning and reflective practice

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK.  Following the opening of its international airport in October 2017, St Helena is better placed to develop both economically and socially.

The 25-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

Familiar with changing trends in health and social care, you should be conversant with current professional issues in relation to nursing. As you review processes and practices you will promote a culture of research and evidence-based practice to enhance person-centred care, acting as a change agent, developing clinically effective practice through the effective utilisation and integration of evidence. It should be a culture of continuous quality improvement through the use of audit, patient/client feedback and reflection on practice. A major focus will be the training, support, education and upskilling of staff. You will also undertake emergency triage, with emergency services through clinical care in the ambulance including advanced resuscitation skills.

You must ensure that appropriate systems are developed and operational and that risk management arrangements are in place, maintaining effective record management. With effective admission and discharge planning and management of duty rotas, annual leave and study leave, you will ensure supervision and mentorship is embedded and contribute to effective budget and stock management.

A Registered Nurse on Part 1 of the live NMC Register (or equivalent), you must hold a Nursing Diploma or Degree and substantial recent post-registration experience within an Acute General Hospital setting including staff management responsibility. You should also have experience in an either AAU/AMU (acute medical setting), A&E or ICU/HDU with up-to-date ALS or willing to undertake ALS training.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, pension contribution, relocation allowance plus the International Supplement (see overseas vacancy information).

An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.co.uk where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by 24 March 2019. Interviews will be held in London on 4 April.