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Staff Nurse

Job Description

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides services through its three hospitals in Andover, Basingstoke and Winchester. We provide all general hospital services for planned and emergency care as well as specialist services. These include Pseudomyxoma Peritonei for which we are one of the only two national centres treating this rare abdominal cancer. The Trust also provides services at the Countess of Brecknock Hospice in Andover and outpatient services are provided in Alton, Bordon and Romsey.

The Trust employs around 5,000 staff and our values apply to every member of our Team. These values are centred around caring about our patients and our staff; being accountable and responsible; having respect for all and integrity in everything we do and always encouraging and challenging each other to do our best. To be successful, applicants will need to demonstrate that they fully share these values.

Victoria Ward is a busy and dynamic 27 bedded acute medical ward specialising in the care of gastrointestinal & endocrine disorders. Our patients are admitted with a wide variety of illnesses including inflammatory bowel diseases, unstable diabetes, chronic and acute liver disease, disorders related to alcohol, gastrointestinal bleeding, cancers of the GI tract, and other general medical conditions. We also care for patients with nasogastric tubes, PEG & PEJ feeding tubes, and patients requiring TPN. You will be welcomed into a friendly team who is committed to providing a high standard of individualised care for all our patients.

We work closely with all members of the multi-disciplinary team in a challenging and very rewarding environment, and you will be well supported by the senior nursing team led by our Clinical Matron. Our new Clinical Development Facilitator (Band 7) will work alongside you to ensure you develop your clinical skills and you will have the opportunity to have regular 1:1's with senior members of the team to support you in your new role. You will have excellent communication skills, have a caring and compassionate nature, and be supported to learn and develop new clinical and leadership skills within your role. We welcome applications from both newly qualified nurses and those more experienced who would like a change in their career.

Hampshire Hospital Foundation Trust has pioneered the development of the new Clinical Matron role, working clinically on every ward area, influencing the standards of care and leading staff to deliver the highest quality of compassionate care. Each ward area also has a Band 7, whose role is to support staff education and development, creating a culture of learning within these areas and the wider organisation.

As part of our team you will be committed to providing a safe and high standard of care to our patients, and share our passion for developing your professional and clinical skills and knowledge. Our commitment to you will be to provide you with a supportive and nurturing environment to ensure you have access to every learning opportunity.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Carla Jacobs
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The Trust is committed to equality and diversity in both the provision of our services and how we recruit and manage our staff. Applications are therefore encouraged from everyone with the necessary attributes for the job, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.

For more information please visit the Trust website.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. If you intend to apply you are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted 5 working days before the scheduled interview date.

All communication is via email in the first instance.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. This provides an opportunity to become familiar with the culture and working environment of the Trust.

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