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Nurse - Open Day

Job Description

The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the top-performing Trusts in the country, with an enviable patient satisfaction record, innovative services and cutting-edge technology. Rated fourth in the country for staff satisfaction we were recently chosen as one of the Health Service Journal’s best places to work.

We are a unique organisation delivering acute and community services coupled with integrated community health and social care that is organised around primary care.

As an integrated Trust, we employ over 3,000 staff and provide care that is judged as excellent by our patients. Responses to the national inpatient, outpatient, maternity and staff surveys regularly put us in the top 20% of Trusts in England.

We provide acute care based from North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple. In our community hospitals across north Devon we provide community inpatient care and rehabilitation with a mix of GP and consultant-led beds.

Our community health and social care teams support people to live healthily and independently in their own homes. We do this by responding rapidly to avoid hospital admissions and providing support to enable patients to leave hospital as soon as is safe.

We also offer a range of pan-Devon specialist community services such as health promotion, sexual health and podiatry. This means that we are very different to other NHS Trusts and can offer a wide range of opportunities to staff.

But on top of all that, we’re based in Devon – a county that’s regularly voted as the best place in Britain to live. With world-class beaches, picture-postcard villages, excellent schools and dynamic cities alive with culture, Devon has it all. We are sure you’ll love it here so make that move to a better life.

Whether you are looking for a change of job, or just starting out on your career path, we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you, and tell you how we value our staff and support their professional development.

Come along to our Open Day, which is being held at North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple on Friday 4th November 2016 between 10am – 3pm, representatives of our award winning Trust will be on hand to discuss the Nursing opportunities across our organization. We have posts available within the Hospitals, both acute and community, and within the Community Nursing services, serving the patient in their own home. We also have Bank opportunities available for Trained Nurses.

Are you a passionate and innovative Nurse who wants to deliver high standards of dignified care? Are your values about integrity, diversity, compassion, support and excellence? If so, then let’s find out about each other …

At our Open Day you will:

Be able to meet representatives from a variety of nursing teams

Learn about the development opportunities we offer

Understand what you can do to speed up the recruitment process

Have a tour of the Hospital

Have the opportunity of an interview on the day

To secure your place, an interview and to fast track your application all you need to do is to submit your application via NHS Jobs, by clicking on ‘Apply for this job’

If you prefer to just drop in on the day without making an application, we will be delighted to see you.

We welcome applications from:

Experienced nurses looking for a new challenge

Those looking to return to practice, and

Students nearing qualification prior to Autumn 2017.

There are a range of fully supported rotational opportunities on offer. The Trust has a strong commitment to the continued development of our staff, through individualized programmes and on-going preceptorship.

Please note - Relocation Expenses may be applicable to this post with conditions applied. The job descriptions have been merged for the different areas/positions, please see attachment.

For an informal discussion please contact Anna Wright on  ( Phone number removed )  or email: ( Email address removed )

To register your interest in attending this recruitment event please email: ( Email address removed )

The closing date for this advert is the 20th November 2016.

We work with “Access to Work” (part of Job Centre Plus) to provide disabled people with advice and practical support, including special aid equipment or adjustments, to attend interview and in employment.

If you notify us on your application form that you have a disability and you meet the essential criteria detailed on the person specificationprovided for the role will be offered an interview. Should you, as a result of a disability, require reasonable adjustments to be made as part of the recruitment process and in employment (e.g. venue access; information format, interpreter etc) please do not hesitate to contact a member of the recruitment team.

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 Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website below.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants so we strongly advise you to complete your application at the earliest opportunity.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You may be informed by e-mail of interview details if you are shortlisted, so please check your e-mails regularly.

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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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