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Staff Nurse - Geriatric and Stroke Medicine/Community Nursing

Job Description

Is providing excellent nursing care and getting the basics right one of your key drivers? Is making a difference and doing the right thing fundamental to you? If your answer to these questions is yes, then working for us may be right for you.

We are currently recruiting to Staff Nurse posts within the Combined Community and Acute Care Group. This is a dynamic care group that also includes the following services,

  • Integrated Geriatric and Stroke Medicine, which includes inpatient areas at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, the Northern General Hospital and Beech Hill Intermediate Care Unit
  • Primary Care and Interface Services, which includes Transfer of Care and Active Recovery
  • Integrated Community Care, which includes Sheffield’s community nursing service
  • Therapeutics and Palliative Care, which includes the Macmillan Palliative Care Unit.

The diversity of this care group offers great opportunities for band 5 Staff Nurses, we have the ability to offer moves within the group to the right nurses looking to develop their careers.

Geriatric Medicine, Brearley 5, 6 and 7, Robert Hadfield 5 and 6 and Frailty Unit

Geriatric Medicine is a dynamic unit being at the forefront nationally with the development of the Frailty unit concept and Discharge to Assess. The senior multidisciplinary team is forward thinking, working continuously to make changes to improve patient pathways and care.

There are excellent opportunities for experienced nurses to enhance their careers, we can offer experience in a medical assessment unit environment as well as base wards and specialist areas such as Dementia care and Parkinson’s disease nursing. We presently have vacancies across all areas.

Contact for further information

Matron Nigel Coulson  ( Phone number removed )  (Brearley 5 & 6 and Robert Hadfield 5), Matron Tricia Fox  ( Phone number removed )  (Frailty Unit and Robert Hadfield 6)

Matron Julia Hanvere  ( Phone number removed )  (Brearley 7 – Dementia Care),

Acute Stroke Unit, Q1 and Q2 RHH

The Acute Stroke Unit comprises of two 28 bedded wards, patients follow the defined stroke pathway which starts on the Hyper acute stroke unit (ward L2) and continues into the community. This is an exciting time for the stroke pathway as the acute stroke unit and the community stroke teams are now part of the same care group and as such are working closer than ever before, providing opportunities for joint working and possible rotations between the different teams.

Contact for further information Matron Caroline Mackintosh  ( Phone number removed ) 

Beech Hill Intermediate Care Unit

This is a 31 bedded unit providing rehabilitation for stroke and ortho-medical patients as part of the Intermediate Care Service in Sheffield. Shrewsbury Ward facilitates the ortho-medical pathway and Norfolk Ward facilitates the Stroke pathway.

The aim of the service is to facilitate early discharge from hospital. The unit provides short term rehabilitation, including, nursing and therapy, to enable people to fully recover from an acute episode or following hospital treatment, so they can try to regain a level of independence, to enable them to return home.

This is an exciting opportunity for band 5 nurses to develop and extend their skills in this community facility. We are looking for staff who are experienced, innovative and forward thinking.

This service is a 24 hour facility therefore commitment to the three shift working pattern is essential.

Contact for further information Sarah Ballard, Intermediate Care Unit Manager  ( Phone number removed ) 

Community Nursing Service

If you are an enthusiastic competent nurse looking for an opportunity to work in a friendly environment within the community setting then this may be the ideal role for you. We are in the position to offer several full and part time permanent posts for band 5 staff nurses to join the Community Nursing teams based at various locations across Sheffield. The hours are between 8am-6pm and are generally 75hr shifts.

The positions involve providing nursing care to housebound patients who are registered with a number of GP Practices in the area. You will be expected to visit patients within their own homes and be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of care as delegated by the District Nurse Team Leader.

The post holder will be expected to work without direct supervision. You will have a broad range of appropriate clinical skills and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work with a diverse range of clients.

You will be required to liaise with nursing and medical colleagues and other members of the Multidisciplinary Health Care team to ensure the delivery of effective patient care. You will be supported with an induction programme and ongoing professional development.

Due to the requirement to undertake visits, you are required to be a car driver with a valid driving licence, or have access to an alternative means of transport.

Contact for further information ICT Nurse Leads Ann Hall,  ( Phone number removed )  or Maria Levesley,  ( Phone number removed ) 

Should you be successful in your application we will contact you via NHS Jobs with interview details and require you to book an interview time via NHS Jobs. This will appear as a message attached to the application for this vacancy under 'My NHS Jobs' and 'My Interviews' on your homepage. Please ensure you check your NHS Jobs account regularly.

Shortlisting for positions advertised on NHS Jobs for the Trust will ordinarily be shortlisted within 4 weeks of the closing date, therefore if you have not received any notifications after this point your application is considered unsuccessful.

In submitting an application form, you authorise our Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed.

The Trust is committed to its obligations in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Should you require any assistance in applying for the position please contact the Human Resources Department on the number identified on the NHS Jobs page for the organisation.

Job Share applicants are welcome for all full time posts unless indicated but cannot be guaranteed. In addition for Fixed Term Contracts, internal secondments may be considered, please seek the approval of your current line manager before applying for the position.

All employment with the Trust is subject to a number of NHS Employment Checks being met to a satisfactory standard including verification of identity, eligibility to work in the United Kingdom, references and qualifications in addition to professional registration, a disclosure and barring records check and occupational health check if these are deemed to be a requirement for the position to be undertaken.

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.

UK Registration

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