Senior Charge Nurse – ED


An exicting opportunity has arrisen to join our fantastic team within the Emergency Care Directorate at University Hospital Hairmyres.

To provide clinical leadership and expert advice to all nursing staff in the delivery of care within their area of responsibility including recruitment, supervision, development and deployment of unit staff.

The post holder will have continual 24 hour responsibility for the management of the ward/department.

The post holder will undertake regular rotational cover of the Directorate or Hospital to provide leadership, deal with clinical issues, immediate management issues and deploy staff as appropriate.

To be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development of programmes of care, and/or the implementation and evaluation of these programmes ensuring the delivery of high quality care to patients.

Registered Nurse with valid NMC Registration.

Educated to/working towards/operating at Degree Level.

Post graduate expertise within speciality / area of practice that demonstrates the required breadth of knowledge required to lead safety, effectively and efficiently.

Comprehensive knowledge of clinical guidelines and standards within the speciality / area of practice.

Informal enquiries regarding the post will be welcomed by Carol Miller, Senior Nurse for Emergency Care, on.

If you have any queries regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact Bradlay Lang, Recruitment Administrator, on.

Please note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the advert once a sufficient amount of applications are received. Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage.

Whilst this advertisement may be for a specific post(s) in a particular location, applicants who are shortlisted for interview may be considered for similar vacancies in alternative locations.

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