Trust advertises new senior nurse role

Posted: April 3, 2017

Unique new role recognises experienced staff

A unique senior nursing role has been introduced at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon to recognise and reward more experienced staff on wards.

The Senior Staff Nurse role is now being advertised on NHS Jobs, alongside all other vacancies within the Trust.  

This enhanced role offers qualified nurses a unique career development opportunity prior to the traditional next step of becoming a junior sister.

Tania Currie, Divisional Director of Nursing, said: "This is a great opportunity for nurses who want to maintain lots of patient contact, while being recognised as a more senior staff nurse on the ward.
"Many nurses are very experienced and have exceptional clinical skills, so this role offers them the recognition they deserve.

"We hope to attract applications from our own nurses and also from external candidates."
As well as providing high quality compassionate care, senior staff nurses will take a lead on ensuring good communication with relatives and carers, coordinating the ward shift, arranging care for when the patient is ready to leave hospital and managing a team of more junior nurses.

Further information

More information about a rewarding career in healthcare please see Working for us.

All vacancies at the Great Western Hospital and in the Swindon community are advertised on the NHS Jobs website > Great Western Hospital.

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