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First Post Qualified Registered Nurse

Job Description

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:

People-focused: We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust invites applications from Adult Branch Nursing students qualifying by April next year or before for Band 5 Registered Nurse positions within the Trust.

The NNUH is in the heart of East Anglia, Norwich is one of the most vibrant and attractive cities in Europe. It is the perfect location to enjoy the contrasts of one of England’s most picturesque counties with glorious open countryside, traditional villages, the unspoilt tranquillity of the Norfolk Broads, beautiful beaches and the vibrant historic city of Norwich. Norwich with its magnificent cathedral and cobbled streets is ranked in the UK’s Top 10 shopping cities and is popular for the arts, culture, music, nightlife, and tourism.

- Why join NNUH? -

The Trust provides a full range of acute clinical services, including the busiest Emergency Department in the East of England and specialist services such as Oncology and Radiotherapy, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Renal Medicine, Rheumatology and a Hyperacute Stroke Unit.

Rotational development posts across various specialties will be available.

We play an important role in the teaching and training of health professionals, in partnership with the University of East Anglia, City College Norwich and University Campus Suffolk. The Trust’s location on the Norwich Research Park means that research and development is a key feature of our work.

The NNUH supports staff in continuing their professional development through courses including Critical care, Coronary care, and Older Person’s Medicine as well as mentoring qualifications. In addition to academically accredited study, the Trust also offers a range of study days which can be found in our Training prospectus on the Trust intranet.

Details of NNUH Preceptorship Programme:

The NNUH has an established preceptorship development programme to ease the transition from Student Nurse to Registered Nurse. This includes a two week supernumerary structured induction programme combined with supernumerary time in practice and enrolment on to our preceptorship academy where you will have opportunities to attend a range of development days including master classes, shadowing opportunities and action learning sets.

You will be supported by a named Preceptor and Clinical Educator in your first year in practice. A dedicated facilitator is available to provide on-going support and advice throughout preceptorship and beyond. For those with leadership aspirations, Preceptorship can be used to commence the first step on the ladder of the Health Education East leadership pathway.

Interview date: by mutual arrangement

For further details / informal visits contact:
Nynke Hardy, Senior Nurse on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed ); or Stevie Savage, Practice Development Nurse on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed )

The Job Description (which includes a Person Specification) provides a full outline of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not apprenticeships): We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: Following candidate feedback and to reduce our dependency on paper, all our communication with you regarding your application will be by email so could you please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

We look forward to receiving your application and if you do not hear within the next four weeks this will usually mean that you have not been short-listed. However, if you wish to confirm this please contact the person indicated on the advert.

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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