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Staff Nurse

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The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top performing trusts in the country for consistently exceeding the four-hour target, placing us in the top ten nationally. We provide excellent care to our patients who consistently rate us with 45 out of 5 stars on NHS Choices. Of our inpatients who take part in the Friends and Family Test, 98 per cent would recommend us. We have excellent staff engagement and hold regular events throughout the year that put staff at the centre of change and innovation. The Dudley Group is a place where people matter and this is reflected in the fact that we were voted by Nursing Times and the Health Service Journal as one of the best places to work in 2014.

Our hospitals are among some of the most technologically advanced in the country, where the use state-of-the-art equipment in modern, purpose-built buildings offers patients high quality care and a positive patient experience. Our community teams provide excellent generic and specialist care closer to home, thereby proactively avoiding hospital admissions.

The Coronary Care Unit [CCU] is a 10 bedded unit, Post Coronary Care is a 16 bedded unit, divided into two separate nursing areas. In addition we also house a Cardiac Catheter Suite. Post holders may be expected to rotate around all 3 clinical areas. The Coronary Care Unit has state of the art cardiac monitors with a computerised rhythm alarm system. The Post Coronary Care Unit houses the cardiac rehabilitation ward, which delivers patient centred individualised health education to patients with Coronary Heart Disease. You will be a Registered Nurse with the ability to work flexibly as part of the team. You will require first level registration and will have recent experience in an acute cardiac environment and thus possess sound cardiac nursing skills. The post holder will be responsible for all aspects of patient care and capable of working without direct supervision plus be able to provide guidance to more junior members of staff. Successful applicants will be expected to participate in flexible shift working and to rotate between all areas of Cardiology to meet the needs of the service. This is an ideal time to join our team and help to share the future of healthcare services within Dudley. For further information or to arrange an informal visit, contact Lead Nurse Marie Banner on Tel no.  ( Phone number removed )  Ext 2138/2139.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

We are committed to equal opportunities. To ensure our workforce is representative of the population we serve we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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The Trust is committed to employing people with disabilities. It is the Trust’s policy to interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum ‘essential’ criteria as identified on the attached person specification. To ensure we know you have a disability, please inform us under the appropriate section of the application form.

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Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

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