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Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse - SCBU

Job Description

Based in Guildford, the Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH) is a leading general hospital with 507 beds and specialist centre for cancer services and treatment. The RSCH serves a population of 320,000 for emergency and general hospital services and 12 million people for cancer services. The hospital has an annual income of £330 million. We employ over 3500 staff.

Our mission is to deliver the best patient care - ANYWHERE

Every year the RSCH sees around 280,000 outpatients, admits 61,000 patients for treatment and 70,000 patients attend our A&E department. The Trust is also a centre of excellence and training for minimal access surgery.

Join us… We are one of the top 40 hospitals in the country and amongst top 100 Employers in the country

Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse Fixed term Contract 6 months – SCBU

We are currently looking to appoint a suitably experienced and skilled Band 6 Senior Neonatal Staff Nurse to join our friendly team, on a 6-month fixed term contract.

Our level one SCBU has 12 cots, and cares for intensive, high dependency and special care babies of 28 weeks gestation and above. We have facilities to provide short-term ventilatory support and breathing assistance for babies requiring Nasal Continuous Positive Airway (NCPAP) and High Flow Oxygen therapy.

We pride ourselves in our approach to the delivery of family-centred care. All members of our team are committed to helping new parents cope with the experience of having their baby on SCBU.

All staff receive a comprehensive induction package and will be supported by our Practice Development Sister, whilst they adjust to their new position.

As a Senior Staff Nurse you will lead by example, act as a role model for junior staff, be motivated and committed to helping others and must provide excellent clinical and leadership skills. You will be expected to support the Unit Manager in helping further improve our service.

The successful candidate must hold an NMC Statement of Entry/NMC Pin Card and must have:

- Current or recent experience of working in NICU or SCBU within the NHS

- Successfully completed Special Care, High Dependency and Intensive Care Course (405) or equivalent neonatal pathway

- At least 1 year experience working in an acute NICU post completion of the neonatal pathway

- Successfully completed the Mentorship Course and subsequent experience as a mentor. Sign-off Mentor experience (Child Branch) is desirable

- Be reliable, hardworking and flexible

Part-time hours will be considered, minimum of 30 hours per week

To arrange an informal tour, please contact Giezl Pulanco, SCBU Manager, and/or Fiona England, Practice Development Sister on  ( Phone number removed )  extension 4701.

Closing Date: 30th October 2016

Interviews: Week commencing 7th November 2016

If you are interested in applying for this post please use the links below to access the full job description and apply online.

In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy.


Unfortunately we are not always able to acknowledge each application. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

The Royal Surrey Hospital NHS Foundation Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people with disabilities. To demonstrate our commitment we use the Disability Symbol which is awarded by the Employment Service. As a symbol user, we guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the job they are applying for.

The trust aims to treat all applicants fairly in regards to any disclosure of conviction revealed at the application stage. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences. If you currently reside outside of the UK we will require documentary proof of security/police clearance, in English.

The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a safeguarding policy for both adults and children and is committed to all safeguarding legislation and current standards.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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