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Staff Nurse - Band 5 Medical Wards

Job Description

Weston super Mare has grown to become one of the country's most popular seaside destinations, with a fabulous sandy beach, donkey rides and candy floss. The beach is complemented by lively bars, popular restaurants and of course, the famous pier, which was severely damaged by fire in July 2008 and re-opened to great acclaim in 2010.

Weston also has a number of new housing developments, an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ college with a number of sites including a University Campus. Weston truly has a family friendly culture making it a wonderful place to live and work.

North Somerset, the surrounding county, has a fabulous coastline along with superb English countryside. Should you be relocating to Weston, you'll find yourself visiting famous sites such as Cheddar Gorge sooner or later.

The large, diverse cities of Bristol and Bath are only a short journey by car or train, and our convenient location just off Junction 21 of the M5 means the rest of Somerset, Devon and Cornwall are virtually on the doorstep.

Caring for you with P.R.I.D.E our Trust values

May we take this opportunity to introduce you to our P.R.I.D.E Campaign, which sought to describe what working at Weston Area Health NHS Trust should mean for individuals. It has been recognised that the concept of P.R.I.D.E is valuable and it allows the organisation to describe and subscribe to a set of princeplees about how we do things around here.

We have simplified the Trust values to make direct links to what is important to us on a day to day basis which are:

P - People

R - Reputation

I - Innovation

D - Dignity

E - Excellence

Weston Area Health Trust

Staff Nurse – Band 5

Positions Available Within Medical Wards

Weston Area Health NHS Trust is a small Acute Trust in the South West and we are looking for Staff Nurses who are passionate about delivering high quality and safe care to patients.

We are committed to working in an integrated way for our patients with partners in health and social care. As a Staff Nurse at Weston you will play a key role in ensuring that patients have a safe, quality journey from admission to discharge.

Here at Weston Area Health NHS Trust we welcome applications from those wishing to work both full and part-time and are happy to agree rotational posts should you wish gain experience within the various medical specialty services that we have to offer.

Vacancies are available within the following departments & specialties: Gastroenterology, Respiratory, Care of the Elderly, Stroke Care, Medical Assessment Unit.

As a Trust we are dedicated to providing the necessary training and support to our staff and are fully committed to both personal and professional development ensuring that you are given the opportunity to achieve your full potential.

Should you be successful in this role you will be provided with a robust induction programme enabling you to quickly become an integral part of our proud team. Due to our comprehensive induction we are pleased to be able to encourage all levels of experience to apply.

The successful candidates will be given the option to rate in order of preference which ward would be preferred though this cannot be guaranteed. If you would like to find out more, please call  ( Phone number removed )  for an informal chat with Senior Sister Kate Rimmer.

‘At risk’ NHS employees from BNSSG who apply for this role will be interviewed first and external applicants should expect to receive a response to their application after the initial interview round.

Job Reference: AT836 Closing Date: 27th October 2016

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received sufficient numbers of applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Weston Area Health Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff must be aware of, and follow Weston Area Health Trust guidance and policies on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable adults and it is your duty to report any concerns you may have through your line manager and the Trust’s designated Safeguarding Lead.

Please note we will contact you via email to advise you if you have been shortlisted for this vacancy, therefore it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account and view 'My Applications'. Please be aware that some emails have been known to end up in 'JUNK MAIL/SPAM BOX' so please be sure to check this folder as well as your INBOX so you don't miss any important communication regarding your application.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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