I have an interview next week for a band 6 post in general surgery. Ive been reading the info on here and have a good idea what to read up on, however i also have a presentation to do on 'how do we know we are delivering a high standard of care to our patients and what is the role of the charge nurse in ensuring this?'
I'm okay with the first part as I am currently involved with a lot of quality improvement such as the clinical quality indicators, productive ward etc and have done a lot about quality n the leadership course i am currently on, the second part of the part of the presentation i'm a little more shaky on, i am presuming that the charge nurse role (band 6's are called charge nurses in my health board if anyone is confused by this) is that of a leadership one, developing the team, empowring other staff to give good quality care and also ediucation of staff and being a clinical expert.
Getting a bit nervous as this is my first band 6 interview and although i have some surgery experience through my bank work, icu/hdu and renal experience i have never actually worked on a general surgical ward recently. I currently work in a mainly nurse led community hospital so have gained lots of managmeent skills so i do have the transferable skills and have worked on the ward i am applying for as a bank nurse too
I would appreciate and help or advice anyone can give me