St Helena Government

Locum Sister/Charge Nurse

Location
Saint Helena (SH)
Salary
£35-£40k pa pro rata, depending on experience and qualifications, taxable in St Helena
Posted
22 Aug 2019
Closes
06 Sep 2019
Nursing Field
Public Service
Function
Charge Nurse

Locum Sister/Charge Nurse
St Helena, South Atlantic

6 month FTC commencing ASAP

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

A tax free International Supplement will also apply

Are you an experienced nurse looking for an exciting new challenge? Great Ward Sisters and Charge Nurses have a strong sense of ownership of their roles and love to lead by example. Are you adaptable and flexible in your practice? Are you able to show great leadership even when working outside your usual scope of practice?

Is providing excellent nursing care and getting the basics right one of your key drivers? Do you love developing others to become excellent at what they do? Is making a difference and doing the right thing fundamental to you? If your answer to these questions is yes, the Ward Sister / Charge Nurse role in Saint Helena Hospital might be right for you.

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.

A key part of our Nursing and Midwifery strategy is to have an empowered and skilled workforce who are responsive to the needs of patients. We achieve this by ensuring staff feel supported, clinically, academically and emotionally through Continued Professional Development, Clinical Supervision and the Directorate Professional and Leadership values and behaviours. A major focus of this role will be the training, support, education and upskilling of staff.

Promoting excellent evidence based care, and fostering open conversations between staff, families and patients is key. Ensuring wider staff compliance with policies and contributing to the development of new policies and the review of existing policies is essential. Promoting a culture of learning and continuous quality improvement through the use of audit, patient/client feedback and reflection on practice and supporting that shared learning throughout the wider team.

You will be expected to undertake emergency triage (training provided) and provide emergency clinical care in pre-hospital settings including advanced resuscitation skills.

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 direct 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 10 days leave, fare paid travel, freight/excess baggage, 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.

Applications must be sent to recruitment@sainthelena.gov.sh and received by 06 Sept 2019. Interviews will be held in London.

Due to the potential for high numbers of applications, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been short listed.  We would like to thank you for your interest in working for the St Helena Government.