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Staff Nurse (Band 5)

Job Description

Airedale is a high performing Foundation Trust (consistently in the top 10 nationally for the quality of care, and recently rated in the lowest risk band by CQC) providing personalised, acute, elective, community and specialist care services of a high standard for local people in an area extending from the fringes of north Bradford to parts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park – a community of over 220,000 people across 700 square miles within Yorkshire and Lancashire. The Trust was recently named as runner up in the Dr Foster Trust of the Year awards having also won the ‘Small Trust of the Year’ four times since 2006, and has recently received the CHKS award for patient safety, along with a range of other awards. The Trust has close to the lowest Hospital Standardised Mortality Rate in England.

Airedale is a highly ambitious Foundation Trust and has already established an excellent reputation for innovative developments. It has been developing its telemedicine expertise over the past seven years in order to provide better patient experience, and provide a range of different telehealth solutions to provide a full end-to-end service to support new care pathways incorporating assistive technology.

Recognised nationally for being innovative and at the forefront of change, we are working closely with partners to re-shape how services are delivered, moving towards an approach centred on patient orchestrated care. Our talented and committed staff are rightfully proud of the outstanding care we provide.

We are ambitious and optimistic about our future at the heart of both the local community and the healthcare economy, and intend maintaining our forward-thinking approach, taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the on-going changes to the NHS.

Staff Nurse (Band 5) - Emergency Department Airedale General Hospital, Steeton, Keighley WE WANT TO BE OUTSTANDING….DO YOU ? Our Emergency Department has recently been rated as good, but we want to be outstanding, so we know there is much work to be done. What we are looking for are superb nurses who will help us achieve our shared aim and the absolute desire of providing the very best emergency care to our local population. We want to employ motivated and dedicated nurses who are seeking a career in emergency and urgent care nursing and have the aspiration and hunger to work in this acute and complex environment. We want nurses who will enhance the enthusiastic, dedicated and passionate teams who are ready and waiting to step up to the future exciting challenges of emergency nursing. We understand that it’s down to the hard work, effort and dedication of our nurses that makes the difference for our patients, so in return we can offer you an new 6 million state of the art working environment. The new emergency department was opened in Dec 2014, and includes all individual high dependency stretcher rooms. A four bay resus room with state of the art equipment, a specific dementia suite, an area for close observation and a separate waiting area and specific rooms for paediatric patients,. We have our own xray facilities co located in the emergency department, and we are already preparing for the colocation of the brand new and innovative AMU department, which is due to open Dec 2017. We can offer several development opportunities and routes to progression and advancement within your emergency nursing career. We have our own urgent care educator who can tailor your training to meet your individual requirements to advance and enhance your development. We offer a 6 month preceptorship for newly qualified nurses which depending on your specific development needs will include building networks and gaining wider experience and links with the wider multidisciplinary teams within the hospital. For staff new to the trust and /or emergency nursing we offer a full supernumerary package allowing you to working closely with your designated mentor. Emergency nursing is a greatly rewarding profession with exciting future developments. The emergency department at Airedale General Hospital is the perfect location to begin or continue your emergency nursing career. As well as all the professional benefits, the locality has excellent provisions for the perfect home life, there are excellent transport links to the beautiful peaceful dales in one direction and the bustling city life of Leeds in the other. Both are literally on the door step. Why would you settle for anything less, when you can have it all here at Airedale!! Potential interview date of the 4th November 2016.

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