Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country – serving a population of 14 million, with a budget of circa £300 million and 6,000 staff. We have been rated outstanding by the CQC. We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers.
We are an ambitious organisation aiming to improve the wellbeing of everyone we serve through delivering services that match the best in the world.
NTW values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.
We are committed to the Health and Wellbeing of our staff, we have Continuing Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.
Walkergate Park is an encompassing service for people with a disability caused by injury or disease affecting the brain, spinal cord or muscles. The centre is one of the most advanced of its kind in Europe and is a first for the United Kingdom boasting fantastic facilities such as a hydrotherapy pool, ‘Snoezelen’ therapy room, secure internal gardens and step forwards facilities .We want you to be part of a team of professionals who have extensive knowledge and expertise in the management of physical disabilities, neurobehavioral, neuropsychological, and neuropsychiatric problems.
Services users can expect to experience state of the art single rooms fitted with overhead tracking, and en-suite facilities. Walkergate park is a relatively small and friendly hospital where a variety of teams as well as inpatient wards work such as the North East Mental Health and Deafness Service, North East Drive Mobility Service and the Complex Neurodevelopmental disorder Service for Children and Young people in order to provide a mixture of locally and nationally commissioned services.
NTW is one of the largest Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Rehabilitation trusts in the UK employing a work force of over 6000 dedicated staff and serving a population of over 14 million. We are a forward thinking trust with teams being recognised by through NHS Innovations North and Patient Safety Awards.
NTW highly values all staff and knows that a happy, healthy work force provides the best standards of patient care and has been recognised for ‘better health at work’ alongside winning the National Personal Safety award in 2014 for keeping staff safe during lone working.
NTW invest in all staff and as part of the roles available NTW offer an excellent support package. Induction to the trust is on both a trust-wide level and a local level is detailed and informative with all registered nurses allocated an experienced qualified nurse as their inductor/supervisor. This is a fantastic opportunity for learning in a friendly and supportive environment from dedicated colleagues such as Specialist Rehabilitation Consultants with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Within the first year of employment all registered nurses are also offered support to complete CROSSAT (Core rehab self-assessment tool). This guidance would be set to continue throughout your career in NTW where staff are offered a monthly supervision as well as annual JDR. There are also many opportunities to increase continued professional development such as working in link nurse roles and as Carers Champion for a team. Our newly appointed nurses have given extremely positive feedback about the outstanding induction and friendly welcome they received when they began their career at Walkergate Park.
Your application form will be considered by Sheryle Cleave, Senior Clinical Nurse ( ( Phone number removed ) ) or Gill Gallagher, Clinical Nurse Manager ( ( Phone number removed ) ) and if successfully shortlisted you will be invited to an assessment day where you will be asked to completed Assessments, Values Based Group Exercise and interview. The assessment days will run on a monthly basis and we will contact you via email to confirm the date and you will be invited to choose and book a time that is convenient for you.
If you would like to speak about the opportunities please contact Gill or Sheryle on the numbers above and we look forward to hearing from you.
All of our clinical posts (and certain others), are subject to DBS clearance (formerly CRB) prior to commencement.
Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test, as required by the Border immigration Authority.
In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.
Please note if you are external to Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust you will be subject to a six month probationary period (this does not apply to those not under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service).
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL AT THE SHORTLISTING STAGE INTERVIEW DETAILS WILL BE SENT TO YOU VIA THE E-MAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU APPLIED FROM.
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