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Staff Nurse(Children's Unit)

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.

**Previous applicants need not apply**

Are you a registered Children’s Nurse committed to providing the best care possible for children ranging from 0-18years? Would you like the opportunity to work in a busy, friendly acute children’s unit that prides itself on the service it provides?

We currently have a vacancy for a Band 5 nurse to work in our 20 bed inpatient ward and an adjacent paediatric assessment unit. We support many specialities including surgery, oncology, orthopaedics and ENT.

This post offers an excellent opportunity to gain experience on a busy general ward. There is also the chance to broaden your knowledge and skills as the post has the potential to rotate to the Special Care Baby Unit or the Paediatric Emergency Department.

You need to have excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in assessing, planning and delivering care for all children ranging from 0-18years. As you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team good team work is essential in this role.

If you would like to visit the unit on an informal basis we would welcome the opportunity to show you around and meet with our staff. Alternatively, we are happy for you to contact us by phone for a chat about the role, the unit and the exciting opportunities we have.

To visit or for a chat please contact Mary Wall, Ward Manager on  ( Phone number removed ) 

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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