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Registered Nurse

Job Description

  • Are you a qualified Nurse; would you like to join our Surgical Nursing team
  • Are you inspired by fast paced environments?
  • Are you passionate about providing quality care?
  • Do you have a ‘can do’ attitude?
  • Do you want professional career development?
  • Are you an innovative, caring, compassionate nurse?
  • Are you looking for a new challenge?

You may be an experienced nurse, newly qualified or return to practice, either way we would be very pleased to hear from you!

We will give you an extended induction programme, a mentor, development opportunities in relation to qualifications in mentoring and specialist orthopaedic skills modules affiliated with the university. You will have the opportunity to develop your career in the direction of your choice clinically or managerially, with the support of in house training, external courses, and portfolio development. We are also committed to supporting you through revalidation.

We offer a range of shift types and facilitate flexible working arrangements and part time hours.

About the wards:

Deene Acute Surgical Unit– is fast paced Surgical Emergency Admissions Ward, with 21 beds and a 4 trollied GP direct access area. This area cares for all Surgery and Urology emergency patients for the first 72 hours of their stay. It is an innovative and exciting area to work. The team are well established and welcoming. You will have a close working relationship with the On call team of Doctors and our team of Emergency Surgical Nurse Practitioners. A Sister works clinically every day, so you will be well supported in this environment.

Contact Ward Matron Leanda English on  ( Phone number removed )  to arrange and informal visit or for more information.

Barnwell Trauma Unit – Orthopaedics offers you variety in nursing. Barnwell B and C are two linked orthopaedic trauma wards admitting patients with all trauma injuries. You will have the opportunity to hone acute pre and post-operative care skills, developing a range of expertise to nurse patients with acute needs. You will work alongside skilled Trauma Nurse Practitioners and the medical team.

We also deliver excellent post-acute care with our highly skilled therapy team, focussed on enabling patient to rehabilitate and enabling you to learn to manage more complex long term care needs.

The nursing team rotate between these two wards to develop and practice a variety of nursing skills within the specialty of orthopaedics.

Contact Matrons Tina Coe/Stephen Matthews on  ( Phone number removed ) /492892

Ashton Ward- is an elective orthopaedic ward providing specialist care for patients receiving a variety of major joint replacement and other elective surgery. You will have the opportunity to develop a broad scope of clinical skills in acute post-operative orthopaedic care and enhance recovery. You will develop expertise in the management of post-operative rehabilitation with the therapists on the ward.

Contact Matron Natalie Reynolds on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Day Case Unit

The Surgical Day Case Unit in the Treatment Centre is an area which has 20 trollies caring for patients undergoing a variety of surgical procedures. This is a fast paced environment which thrives on providing patients with quality care.

We have recently opened a satellite ENT Day Case Unit which specialises in ENT day case procedures.

These posts will be on a rotational basis between the two areas offering excellent training and development opportunities.

We can offer part time or full time opportunities. The existing team on Surgical Day Case Unit is experienced, fun and are keen to welcome new team members.

Please contact Ward Matron Claire Thirkill on  ( Phone number removed )  or  ( Phone number removed )  for more information or an informal visit.

If you are successful in your application for this position your commencement date will coincide with the Trust’s Induction programme held on a monthly basis. Attendance on the full induction programme is a mandatory requirement prior to starting in the work area. Therefore, if parts of this induction fall outside of the normal contracted hours of duty for this position, you will be requested to make arrangements to enable you to fully attend the Induction.

The informal contact details contained in this advert are for enquiry purposes only.

NB. CV’s are not accepted for this position

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If this job requires you to have a DBS check you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check (£49) and this amount will be reclaimed from your first salary.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period.

KGH NHS Foundation Trust operates an auto-enrollment system for our Staff Bank. All substantive employees will be registered to our Staff Bank upon commencement with the Trust.

Please note that all salary bands stated are for full time hours and will be pro-rated for part time hours

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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