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Registered Nurse - Respiratory Unit

Job Description

Sherwood Forest Hospitals is a new breed of NHS Foundation Trust and our ambition is to offer world class healthcare to our patients. Our commitment is built on the core principles of quality, safety and clinical excellence. It is our complete dedication to patients that really sets us apart.

We appreciate what good health means to patients. So we shape our services to deliver it. We believe our patients deserve the best.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals is a leading edge NHS Foundation Trust embracing a £260m turnover healthcare business. We employ over 4,000 people and deliver best care through some of the best quality hospital facilities in the country.

From the passionate support for Newark Hospital to the leading edge design of the new King’s Mill Hospital, we take great pride in the quality of service we offer our patients.

Several exciting opportunities have arisen for Registered Nurses within our dynamic Respiratory Unit. Sherwood Forest Hospitals has a well-respected Respiratory Unit, which caters for patients both locally and nationally, with a wide range of respiratory illnesses.

The respiratory unit consists of 3, 24 bedded state of the art wards, with 50% single en-suite accommodation. The unit cares for patients with a number of respiratory illnesses including, COPD, Asthma, Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis, Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer and offers a number of treatments at ward level including Thoracoscopy, Sleep Studies and NIV (Non-Invasive Ventilation).

We are seeking to appoint motivated and dynamic Registered Nurses with an interest or background in Respiratory and/or general medical nursing, who are compassionate, caring and will focus on the delivery of high quality nursing care. We are also looking for candidates who are keen to develop professionally in this exciting domain of Respiratory medicine, as the NIV service is looking to expand in the future.

In order to offer the successful candidates a wide range of experiences and to gain a wide range of skills, the Respiratory Unit is offering rotational posts, which will give the candidates the opportunity to work in all 3 three ward areas, to get a full oversight of caring for patients with a wide range of respiratory and general medical illnesses.

The unit offers a supportive and learning environment which endeavours to constantly develop the service, in order that it’s patients can receive the highest quality and most up to date care. The Unit welcomes and will support both newly qualified and experienced Registered Nurses.

This is your opportunity to join our nursing team in our first class, spacious and state of the art hospital with plenty of parking available!

Enquiries and informal visits are welcomed and encouraged.

Please visit caretobeproudof online for more information

For further details / informal visits contact:
Helen Barker (Ward Leader on Ward 44) or Melanie Bull (Ward Leader on Ward 42) or Justin Wyatt (Ward Leader on Ward 43)
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 ( Phone number removed )  ext 2448 or 3652 or 4198

If you would like this information in an alternative format or in a different language please contact us on  ( Phone number removed )  ext 3271. Please note that we no longer accept handwritten/paper applications and that the email address given on your application will be used for all correspondence regarding this post.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close a vacancy before the closing date if a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Priority for vacancies at the Trust will be given to existing NHS employees of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust whose roles are currently at risk of redundancy due to organisational change.

Only applications received via NHS Jobs on or before the vacancy's closing date will be considered for short listing. This is to ensure that the Trust meets its commitment to Equality of Opportunity.

In submitting an application, you authorise Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any current and previous NHS Service details and you agree to the Trust obtaining and transferring personal date held about you, including Occupational Health data (inoculations and screening tests). This data will be shared using the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and third party systems via an automated process and will only be used for the purposes of maintaining your employment record.

Please note if you are successful in obtaining this position and the post involves regulated activity you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service check. The Trust will pay for the check initially and the money will then be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a check is £4769 plus VAT for an enhanced and £2969 plus VAT for a standard check. Further details of the Disclosure & Barring Service check will be confirmed upon offer of employment.

For further information on the Trust, please visit our website.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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