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Staff Nurse - Acute Medical Unit

Job Description

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute hospital services and community health services across Wiltshire. We have approximately 5,200 staff who pride themselves in delivering an outstanding service to patients and users.

***Previous applicants need not apply***

Exciting opportunities have arisen for Registered Nurses to become part of a new, innovative and exciting change in the delivery of front door services for patients referred with an acute medical condition via their GP.

This new service, incorporating both The Ambulatory Care Unit and Triage areas will focus on the delivery of an integrated nursing and medical model to streamline and manage patient pathways to achieve optimum outcomes for patients and effectively manage patient flow in relation to safety, quality, length of stay and avoidance of unnecessary admissions.

The post holder will work as part of the wider assessment unit workforce, rotating through all areas, initially based on the Ambulatory Care Unit and Triage bay, gaining experience in the delivery of a front door service for medical patients.

They will be supported and guided by a team incorporating an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Practitioners, a Senior Sister and Sisters to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in relation to this dynamic and demanding area of nursing. Successful applicants will have a designated mentor and opportunities for further training relevant to the practice area will be available.

It is envisaged, that, with support and further training, our nursing team will be highly efficient in the triage, assessment and management of a diverse patient caseload, utilising skills in the recognition and treatment of the deteriorating hospital patient along with the knowledge and skills to effectively stream patients to the most appropriate area for completion of their care journey to include enhanced and community care services.

Applications are welcomed from both experienced and newly qualified nurses and informal visits to the unit are recommended.

For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Senior Sister Sarah Finney on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Please note this vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if interested. We will endeavour to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period. The probationary period works alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment that allows new staff to learn the key elements of the role within a reasonable and realistic timescale.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates that are offered a position after the 1st July 2016 will be required to pay for their own DBS checks if one is required for the post they are offered. For standard DBS checks the cost is £26 and will recovered from the first months pay; for enhanced DBS checks the cost is £44 and will be split over the first 2 months pay. (£22 each month)

If you are offered a bank post that requires a DBS you will need to pay for this prior to commencing.

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