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.
Staff Nurse – Newly Qualified
Part time and Full time positions available
Opportunities for newly qualified Staff Nurses to join the Graduate Programme are now available. The Graduate Programme has been developed to provide support to for Adult Nursing wards/departments providing patient care 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Post holders will be assigned to a ward/department and will work as part of the team to provide high standards of patient care.
In return, we offer newly qualified nurses an in-house support programme which includes a generic competency package, a 6-month preceptorship period with a named preceptor, clinical skills training, monthly clinical supervision sessions and mandatory training.
You will need to be newly qualified with 1st level registration, be flexible, have good communication skills, both verbal and written and be able to work within a team.
Please note that successful applicants will be required to complete a Drug Assessment as part of the interview process. Details of this will be included in the invitation to interview via your NHS jobs account.
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.
By submitting an application for a position with our Organisation that requires registration with a professional body, you authorise us to make the required employer check on your professional registration staus.
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.
Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to candidates on an individual basis. Consequently, if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, your application on this occasion will have been unsuccessful.
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.
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.
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.
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