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Staff Nurse

Job Description

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Work for us'

Dear Future Colleague

How would you like to work in a hospital where you have time to deliver the care you feel your patients deserve? Would you like to be given the opportunity to develop the skills required to care for the increasing demands of patients who are cared for in the modern NHS. Would you like to feel supported by your team and senior managers? If you have answered yes then I am proud to say that Evesham Community Hospital is the place for you.

The Hospital is part of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust and holds the traditional values of a community hospital with high standards of holistic care, time to talk to your patient, build relationships and be part of their recovery from admission to discharge. Care for patients with a multitude of conditions from acute stroke recovery to end of life care. In addition to this we also look after patients with sub-acute needs and provide support through our training and development team for all staff to have the skills required to care for such complex patients. All RNs are supported to achieve the Trusts core competencies with training provided for RNs to cannulate, perform venepuncture, be IV competent and able to pass an NG tube.

If you are newly qualified the trust offers a preceptorship programme where you would be supported by a ward mentor and the preceptorship programme lead. If you have been qualified for over a year and would like to become a mentor, we can provide this training through Worcester University, this is something that is actively encouraged as we are passionate about developing our staff. We have high impact ambassadors/link nurses for a variety of roles from tissue viability to important choices (end of life care). If you have a particular area of interest you are actively encouraged to become a link nurse/ambassador and are provided with the training to perform the role.

We expect our nurses to hold the values of the trust be courageous, ambitious, responsive, empowering and supportive. If you hold these values and this letter appeals to you please spend some time to apply and come and work with us and be part of the exciting developments in our hospital.

Yours sincerely

S. Hodgetts Matron

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

**All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

**If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months’ salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable. You are advised to submit your completed application as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered.

We require references that cover the last three years of employment and you must name a current/most recent line manager or supervisor as a referee. Family, friends or colleagues will not be accepted. Please include in your application full reference details including correct email addresses as failure to do so will result in a delay in the pre-employment process if you are successful.

If you are short listed for interview you will be contacted by the Employment Services Team via your NHS Jobs account, please ensure you check your NHS Jobs account and your e-mail account on a regular basis.

The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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