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Are you a passionate, enthusiastic and committed nurse who takes pride in delivering compassionate care and with an interest in Care of the Older Person?
If this describes you then we have permanent opportunities for Staff Nurses to join our dedicated and dynamic team on Ward B14. We are an Acute Medical Dementia Friendly Ward specialising in the care of the Older Person and also Parkinson’s Care.
The majority of our patients often have multiple medical conditions including those experiencing symptoms of confusion, delirium and during different stages of dementia. We also receive patients from the stroke unit who are ready for rehabilitation/ discharge.
We are proud to say that we have invested in our ward to develop a Dementia friendly environment and use the ‘this is me’ communication tool to inform and support individualised patient care.
The ideal candidate would be expected to deliver the highest standards of care to our patients and have a keen interest in falls prevention, dementia care, tissue viability and nutrition and hydration. We work closely with the palliative care teams to give excellent end of life care and support to our patients and you will also have the opportunity to gain experience in complex discharge planning. You must be enthusiastic and willing to develop your skills and knowledge to contribute to service development.
Values underpinning the 6C’s of Nursing and a desire to improve patient care are essential for this post.
In return, you will find your contribution is valued, you will receive an induction package and an ongoing programme of support tailored to meet your individual needs. We offer excellent training opportunities supported by our own Practice Development team and once you have gained experience, there will be opportunities to progress further within your career in the organisation.
The role includes night shifts, day shifts and weekends. If you are looking for an opportunity to enhance and develop your skills within a positive and challenging environment then this may be the role for you.
******From 1 August 2013, all employees starting work / transferring roles with Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals will be charged for the cost of a DBS check (currently £50) if it is required.*******
The Trust is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to flexible working practices and unless otherwise stated this post is open to job-share applications.
One of our main aims is to ensure that the Trust is open to each individual, regardless of culture or background, we offer equal opportunities to all employees, and diversity is something that we encourage and embrace within the workforce. We are committed to building a diverse workforce, which is a reflection of the communities we serves. The aim is for all staff to realise their full potential, in an environment characterised by our Trust values.
VALUES AND BEHAVIOURS
OUR VALUES - AT THE HEART OF ALL THAT WE DO
At Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviors which underpin the core values of our organisation.
Broadly, these values include such attributes as being dedicated, practicing the highest level of care towards everyone, showing courage and embracing innovation. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.
Can you show us through your application and at interview how you would treat our patients with the compassion, dignity and respect they have a right to expect? Are you able to evidence behaviours that are supportive of your colleagues?
If you believe that you are able to meet these essential requirements, we would be very happy to consider your application.
For a full list of our Values and Behaviours, please read our Behavioral Framework on our website.
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