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Staff Nurse

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, skilled and motivated person to join the nursing and AHP team in the Intensive Care Unit.

The successful applicant will provide expert care to patients requiring interventional therapies to manage critical illness. The applicant will also be required to liaise with the multi-professional team and other services/departments within the Trust to promote good working relationships. In order to support your development you will be provided with a competency package of learning to guide you through your first twelve months On completion of these competencies there will be an opportunity to undertake a 40 credit level 6 University accredited ITU module. Further academic and practical development in the care of critically ill children

The applicant will need to have a broad and sound clinical knowledge and experience in caring for acutely ill patients. They should either be a registered nurse or an ODP.

Ideally, they will need to have at least 6 months experience at Band 5. Evidence of on-going professional development is essential. A competency package of learning is provided on the unit with the opportunity to undertake a 40 credit level 6 University accredited ITU module after 12months.

For further information and to arrange an informal visit, please contact Helen Baker (Matron) or Andy Jackson (Senior Matron ITU) on  ( Phone number removed ) .

This post has been identified as involving access to vulnerable adults and/or children and in line with Trust policy successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check.

Please note that you will be notified via email regarding the result of your application. If you are successful in obtaining an interview you will be given a minimum of 1 weeks notice, prior to your interview date. If you have not received any correspondence from us within 1 week of the closing date please contact the recruitment team on  ( Phone number removed ) /403936. It is not Trust policy to contact successful candidates in any other form than by email.

If you are appointed to a position within the Trust you will be required to provide original documents to verify your identity prior to your start date. This must be a valid passport or full birth certificate (specifying the names of the holder’s parents) together with proof of your national insurance number. Your contract of employment with the Trust may be invalidated in the event that you are unable to provide this documentation.

We are committed to equal opportunity for all and encourage flexible working arrangements including job sharing.

The Trust is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and so we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status.

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:
Honesty, Openness & Integrity
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.**


In submitting an application form you authorise the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process, should you be appointed to the post.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years. The Trust is only able accept written references; these will be requested via email. One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous three years work or study history.

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