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Staff Nurse (Mercury Ward)

Job Description

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute hospital services and community health services across Wiltshire. We have approximately 5,200 staff who pride themselves in delivering an outstanding service to patients and users.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Staff Nurse on Mercury Ward.

Mercury is a 35 bed medical ward within the Unscheduled Care Division. Half of the ward specialises in the care of patients with cardiac conditions, and the other half specialises in endocrine conditions,

We need a high standard of care for our patients in a challenging setting and are looking for a hardworking, enthusiastic, highly motivated person to join our dedicated and friendly team on Mercury Ward. Good communication skills are imperative for this post. There is an opportunity to develop and gain new skills by undertaking various courses and putting these skills into practice. The post holder will need to be reliable, punctual and flexible and preferably working within a previous health care setting or experience of working with the public.

For further information please contact Ward Sister Andrea Plumb on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Are you a current GWH employee?Have you considered using the Internal Transfer Process to move between clinical areas? Contact your Ward Manager or the Recruitment Team on  ( Phone number removed )  for more information.

Please note this vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if interested. We will endeavour to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period. The probationary period works alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment that allows new staff to learn the key elements of the role within a reasonable and realistic timescale.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates that are offered a position after the 1st July 2016 will be required to pay for their own DBS checks if one is required for the post they are offered. For standard DBS checks the cost is £26 and will recovered from the first months pay; for enhanced DBS checks the cost is £44 and will be split over the first 2 months pay. (£22 each month)

If you are offered a bank post that requires a DBS you will need to pay for this prior to commencing.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The organization is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.

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