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Bank Staff Nurse - Band 5

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Weston super Mare has grown to become one of the country's most popular seaside destinations, with a fabulous sandy beach, donkey rides and candy floss. The beach is complemented by lively bars, popular restaurants and of course, the famous pier, which was severely damaged by fire in July 2008 and re-opened to great acclaim in 2010.

Weston also has a number of new housing developments, an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ college with a number of sites including a University Campus. Weston truly has a family friendly culture making it a wonderful place to live and work.

North Somerset, the surrounding county, has a fabulous coastline along with superb English countryside. Should you be relocating to Weston, you'll find yourself visiting famous sites such as Cheddar Gorge sooner or later.

The large, diverse cities of Bristol and Bath are only a short journey by car or train, and our convenient location just off Junction 21 of the M5 means the rest of Somerset, Devon and Cornwall are virtually on the doorstep.

Caring for you with P.R.I.D.E our Trust values

May we take this opportunity to introduce you to our P.R.I.D.E Campaign, which sought to describe what working at Weston Area Health NHS Trust should mean for individuals. It has been recognised that the concept of P.R.I.D.E is valuable and it allows the organisation to describe and subscribe to a set of princeplees about how we do things around here.

We have simplified the Trust values to make direct links to what is important to us on a day to day basis which are:

P - People

R - Reputation

I - Innovation

D - Dignity

E - Excellence

Weston Area Health Trust

Staff Nurse – Bank – Band 5

Variable Hours per Week & Various Shifts Available

Weston Area Health Trust operates a Nursing Bank which plays a vital role in providing temporary Nursing Support across the hospital.

We have positions available on our Nurse Bank for registered Staff Nurses who enjoy the variety of working within different clinical areas and who would enjoy the challenge that working within a busy nurse bank can bring.

We know how important the work life balance is and being able to work in an environment that supports this. Not only can you choose shifts that suit your lifestyle, but you can enjoy all the benefits associated with working within the NHS. There are no guaranteed hours of work however shifts are available for days, nights and weekends.

You will need to be confident and competent to work across the Trust in a variety of ward locations, be a motivated team orientated professional with a passion for delivering good nursing care in an ever changing environment. The successful candidates must possess excellent communication skills, a high sense of professionalism and a strong belief in the value of teamwork.

Weston Area Health NHS Trust provides acute services for a 200,000-strong local population and for 25 million summer visitors to this popular West Country seaside resort. The Trust was named in the 40 Top Hospitals in England for a record EIGHTH consecutive year in 2012 by independent analysts CHKS (Comparative Hospital Knowledge Systems).

The Trust employs 1700 people and provides circa 250 beds. Services include in-patient facilities for surgical and medical specialities, as well as maternity services, community paediatrics and child and adolescent mental health services, x-ray, pathology, pharmacy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy, audiology and pathology and radiology and other support services.

Applications will be reviewed regularly and successful candidates invited to interview as soon as possible after submission of application. Please note that this advert will close when sufficient applications have been received.

Job Reference: AT795 Closing Date: 27th October 2016

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received sufficient numbers of applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Weston Area Health Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff must be aware of, and follow Weston Area Health Trust guidance and policies on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable adults and it is your duty to report any concerns you may have through your line manager and the Trust’s designated Safeguarding Lead.

Please note we will contact you via email to advise you if you have been shortlisted for this vacancy, therefore it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account and view 'My Applications'. Please be aware that some emails have been known to end up in 'JUNK MAIL/SPAM BOX' so please be sure to check this folder as well as your INBOX so you don't miss any important communication regarding your application.

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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