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Shift Lead

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Shift Lead, Band 6, 36 Hours/Week, fixed term.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top performing trusts in the country for consistently exceeding the four-hour target, placing us in the top ten nationally. We provide excellent care to our patients who consistently rate us with 45 out of 5 stars on NHS Choices. Of our inpatients who take part in the Friends and Family Test, 98 per cent would recommend us. We have excellent staff engagement and hold regular events throughout the year that put staff at the centre of change and innovation. The Dudley Group is a place where people matter and this is reflected in the fact that we were voted by Nursing Times and the Health Service Journal as one of the best places to work in 2014.

Our hospitals are among some of the most technologically advanced in the country, where the use state-of-the-art equipment in modern, purpose-built buildings offers patients high quality care and a positive patient experience. Our community teams provide excellent generic and specialist care closer to home, thereby proactively avoiding hospital admissions.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic nurse who is interested in developing a career as a Shift Lead within the speciality of Respiratory medicine. The post holder, supported by the Lead Nurse, will be responsible for the management of staff and resources in an acute 48-bedded respiratory unit. A commitment to evidence based practice is desirable and the candidate should have knowledge of current clinical development and professional issues. The post holder will support the Lead Nurse and matron in developing and monitoring services and the quality of care experienced by patients. Effective leadership and communication skills are an integral part of this challenging role. The successful candidate will be given the support and opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge to enable career development. The post holder should have experience of working in an acute hospital setting and able to demonstrate competence in a range of clinical skills. Applicants must be able to demonstrate relevant experience, qualifications and competencies. For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Lead Nurse, Alistair Davies on  ( Phone number removed )  extension 2189.

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 please visit UK Border Agency website.

We are committed to equal opportunities. To ensure our workforce is representative of the population we serve we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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The Trust is committed to employing people with disabilities. It is the Trust’s policy to interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum ‘essential’ criteria as identified on the attached person specification. To ensure we know you have a disability, please inform us under the appropriate section of the application form.

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Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

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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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