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Staff Nurse - Assessments Units

Job Description

Work for the Best in the North West*

Would you like to be part of a multi award winning NHS Foundation Trust that is one of the best performing Trusts in the region?

We are looking for experienced Staff Nurses to join our teams on our dedicated Medical Assessment Units - Lowton and MAU.

Newly qualified nurses will be welcome to the trust with the first years NMC paid and a starting salary of £21,909 Band 4 pay point 16 pending registration

These are fast paced, exciting environments and we would like to hear from individuals who want to work and develop knowledge and expertise in acute and emergency medical care.

Previous experience within a medical assessment unit or acute medical care would be beneficial.
We would like to hear from dynamic and highly motivated individuals who are adaptable and will rise to the challenge of a busy environment, working alongside a large multidisciplinary team to deliver the best experience for our patients.
We will be looking for enthusiasm, drive and passion where the delivery of outstanding levels of care can be nurtured. You will possess excellent communication skills and have experience of dealing with acute illnesses with a proven professional background. You will be committed to providing high quality care to a range of patients with differing needs and acuity.
This is an opportunity to join forward thinking, energetic, like minded individuals, promoting a positive culture to deliver quality care to our patients.. There will be opportunity to develop professionally and be involved and contribute to new initiatives and service improvements.
We can offer your ongoing development and support to allow you to excel in your chosen field.

For further details / informal visits contact:
For further information contact: Matron Fiona Hindley
Email: ( Email address removed )
Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) 

About our Trust

WWL NHS FT are the proud providers of acute hospital services to the people of the Wigan Borough. At WWL, we value our staff believing that ‘happy staff, makes for happy patients’. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement, and living our values ‘the WWL Way’.

We are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share the WWL’s values and beliefs.

*Since 2014 our trust has been honoured to receive more than 25 local, regional and national prominent awards, including the prestigious HSJ Provider Trust of the Year Award.

We have recently opened a new Orthopaedic Centre, Fertility Unit and Cancer Care Suite which will revolutionise the way we work and care for our patients.

What Our Staff Say about Us

Here are some excerpts from our recent anonymous Staff Survey

'I am proud to work for WWL and to help the organisation provide first class healthcare to my community.'

'WWL is a great place to work and staff are always encouraged to do their best.'

Recruitment Information

We prefer candidates to submit applications online. Please contact the Recruitment Team on  ( Phone number removed )  if you have difficulty applying online.

The recruitment information for candidates document attached includes details of local places where you can access the internet, and useful information about the recruitment process. We recommend that you use the supporting information section of your application form to demonstrate how you meet the essential and desirable criteria listed in the Person Specification. We aim to inform all applicants of the outcome of their application by email.

Please note that senior positions (AFC band 8B or above) will be expected to participate in the Senior Manager on Call rota.

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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.

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