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Registered Nurse - Lister

Job Description

Mid Essex Hospitals Trust is a District General Hospital in the East of England providing acute services to the people of the Mid Essex region and has a positive and successful approach to developing and delivering excellence in health care.

At our best we are a kind, professional, positive, team and these are reflected in the Trust's values and behaviours. The Trust believes in investing in our staff and helping them to uphold our values to the highest standard.

Employing over 4,000 people with vast amount of experience, skill and expertise, employee performance is something we pride ourselves on and we are always looking to welcome new individuals to our dynamic and caring staff community.

Situated in the heart of Essex, Broomfield Hospital is conveniently located in the City of Chelmsford, Essex just 35 minutes train journey to London Liverpool Street and 30 minutes to London Stansted Airport. Chelmsford offers vibrant options for shopping and leisure activities as well as a variety of family friendly attractions. Essex boasts unrivaled countryside, wonderful surrounding parks and landscapes as well as a vast coasltline.

Permanent and fixed term to cover maternity leave.

We are currently looking for Band 5 Nurses to come and join our team on our 20 bedded orthopaedic rehabilitation ‘step down’ ward.

Lister Ward accepts admissions from the trauma ward 2 to 3 days post-surgery. Lister utilises the skills of the nursing staff, therapy staff and social care to enable to patient to return to an acceptable level of mobility and coping prior to discharge including complex discharges.

Lister Ward prides itself on providing a high standard of patient care, experience, and quality service 24/7. The team is Friendly, supportive, vibrant and dynamic and everyone is encouraged to participate as a member of the team in developing their nursing skills. Courses available are Undergraduate Course to top up to a degree, orthopaedic course, Mentorship, preceptorship, mandatory training, NVQ level 3 and Foundation degree in health and social care.

We are currently looking to progress the ward to a Practice Development Unit in the future and we have recently been recognised for high performance in the documentation audit.

Shift Patterns:

Early – 0700 – 1500, Late – 1430 – 2130, Night – 2100 – 0730, Long day – 0700 – 2130

The right person for this role does not need previous experience in Orthopaedics but does need to have enthusiasm and a willingness to learn quickly. Outstanding customer care skills are essential to support both the patient and their families and a determination to continuously improve and develop services. We welcome people with innovative ideas and the ability to help make them happen.

For more information please contact Gemma Hughes on  ( Phone number removed )  and we would be happy to discuss the role further or arrange a visit.

All correspondence including shortlisting notification and invitation to interview is to be completed online via NHS Jobs. Please ensure you provide email addresses of your current and previous employer referees.

MEHT contracts are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period.

All Registered Nurse/Midwife/Theatre Practitioner or ODP you will be required to take a Drug Calculation Test. (please note 100% pass mark required)

All HCA/HCSW/MCA will be required to take a Literacy and Numeracy test (80% pass required) as part of the pre employment process.

This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to existing NHS at Risk employees working in Essex who meet the essential criteria.

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. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and as all communication will be done online, please give e-mail addresses for referees.

Please note that the Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

We are an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Applicants who consider they have a disability will be shortlisted for interview if they meet the essential criteria. We also operate strict screening procedures for posts with access to vulnerable adults and children.

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust is also a MINDFUL EMPLOYER®. Please be advised that if the post you are applying for requires any level of Professional Qualification (e.g. A-Levels, Degree etc) or Professional Registration (e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Medical Council etc) you will be required to bring evidence of this qualification or registration with you to interview. Failure to do so may result in your application being withdrawn.

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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