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Sister/Charge Nurse for King's Way for Ward Quality Improvement Team

Band 7

Main area
Executive Nursing
Band 7
12 month Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover)
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Denmark Hill
£39,866 - £49,704per annum (inc HCA)
21/01/2019 23:59
Interview date

Are you an experienced nurse with leadership and management experience who is looking for a new challenge? Do you want to make a difference and be part of a motivated team that is changing the way we deliver healthcare making it more efficient, organised and a great place for patients to receive care? Then you should join our team.
The King’s Way for Wards Quality Improvement Team sits within the Executive Nursing Team and works closely with the Transformation Team to enable the Trust to achieve excellent outcomes, patient experience and efficiency. The Team deliver the Trust’s Ward Accreditation process and the King’s Way for Wards programme. This programme is designed to reduce unwarranted variation in services through a methodology that combines Lean, team development and standardisation, where appropriate. Tried and tested continuous improvement tools are used and teams are given the skills and knowledge to improve how they provide care and manage their work.
Job Summary
We are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and experienced nurse with an interest in quality improvement using proven tools and techniques.
The Senior Sister/Charge Nurse for King’s Way for Wards Quality Improvement Team will need to be motivated and able to work innovatively and independently to engage ward teams and implement change in busy clinical environments.  They need to manage their own workload within a given time frame, be flexible and adopt a variety of approaches and methods to engage different staff groups and achieve a balance between standardisation and engaging teams to take ownership of their own performance and service delivery.
What we offer you
You will be given the opportunity to develop your quality improvement, transformation and teaching skills. You will be offered training in lean philosophy and methodologies and be trained/supported to teach these methodologies.
You will have the opportunity to use your existing experience combined with new skills and knowledge to work with a variety of clinical teams and support them to embed culture change and new, sustainable ways of working to improve patient care and experience.
You will have the opportunity to hone your programme and project management skills and gain a deep understanding of programme governance. 
You will be working in a small but enthusiastic team and be supported by a Matron and Senior Nurse, with the whole team reporting into the Deputy Chief Nurse.
This is a 12 month fixed term contact

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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Helen Wormald – Matron - King’s Way for Wards Quality Improvement Team
Sarah Herridge-Lewer – Senior Nurse – King’s Way for Wards Quality Improvement Team