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Registered Nurse

Job Description

The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust is a large vibrant general hospital providing acute hospital services to the 390,000 people who live and work in Ipswich and East Suffolk. Every day 3,000 people rely on us to improve their lives. The hospital has approximately 552 beds, employs in the region of 3,700 whole time equivalent staff and has an annual turnover of £249m. We are a dynamic and successful organisation with a strong organisational and personal development focus. We have excellent clinical outcomes, and strong financial recovery which is supported through the implementation of Clinical Leadership structure.

Our recent Care Quality Commission report rated the trust as 'Good' with our Urgent and Emergency Services being rated as 'Outstanding'

Our vision for the next five years is to be recognised as the hospital of choice by placing patients at the centre of everything we do, based on principles of quality and safety, access and accountability and continuous improvement.

Registered Nurses – are you interested in Trauma Care? Enquiries are invited from RNs interested in working in Trauma & Orthopaedics.

In addition to substantive ward posts, if successful applicants wanted to develop a broader range of skills/knowledge, then opportunity to rotate across elective and emergency pathways could be arrange.

The wards provide non elective care for adult patients with Fragility Fractures. This group of patients are predominantly in the older age group with complex medical and discharge planning needs. Our team are focused on providing a high standard of care for patients with delirium and dementia.

The diversity of case mix provides excellent opportunities for developing knowledge and skills associated with operative and non-operative care of fractures, and patients with medical conditions predisposing them to falls and musculoskeletal injury.

There is a strong Multi Disciplinary Team focus on the patient journey, which is supported by Consultants in Orthopaedic and Older People’s Medicine.

Building on the hospital’s philosophy of excellent care for older people, the department is continuing to improve the patient pathway with by timely and effective case management and discharge planning.

For further information, contact Ward Sister Sally Matthews (Saxmundham) on  ( Phone number removed )  or Ward Sister Sandra Gillingham (Needham) on  ( Phone number removed )  or Lesley Frost (Martlesham) on  ( Phone number removed )  or head Matron Jan Wright on  ( Phone number removed )  Bleep 761.

ALL FUTURE CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE VIA E-MAIL AND NHS JOBS. This includes ‘Invitation to Interview’ so it is important you check your e-mail and NHS Jobs account on a regular basis.

If you are successful at interview, you will be required to complete a DBS application form. This application will be submitted to the DBS so that a DBS check can be carried out. Please ensure you read the attached Disclosure & Barring Service information sheet.

If you are successful in applying for this post we will require company email addresses for your referees (personal email addresses for employers are not acceptable). At least one of your referees must be your current/most recent line manager. We require references to cover 3 years employment history (unless just leaving education).

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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