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Staff Nurse

Job Description

If you're an ambitious professional in search of the work-life balance that others can only dream about, prepare for a very pleasant surprise. We are looking for people with energy, enthusiasm and drive, as well as excellent professional skills. In return, whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

This is a unique opportunity to work in Powys Teaching Health Board – a unique NHS organisation. That claim isn’t based purely on the outstanding working environment enjoyed by all our employees. It’s a fact founded on our status as Wales’ pathfinder primary care organisation.

Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, ensuring the wellbeing of the people of Powys. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care, not to mention a wide range of careers for professionals who enjoy making a real difference.

Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB) is a highly successful organisation with a budget in excess of £281 million to deliver healthcare services to the people of Powys. We are a rural Health Board with 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of Wales. With no District General Hospital we provide as many services as possible locally through GP provision, Community Services and Community Hospitals and Clinics. Our vision is to deliver ‘truly integrated care centred on the needs of the individual’

Machynlleth Community Hospital is a small Community Hospital located in the centre of Machynlleth, with 14 beds providing a wide-range of services and is a key link between primary care in the community and acute care within the District General Hospitals. We specialise in the care of older people, with sub-acute needs and rehabilitation. End of life care is also provided and there is a Day Hospital and Outpatient facility on-site.

Our overall purpose is the delivery of safe, effective and dignified care, with nurses and midwives recognising their personal responsibility and accountability for the delivery of evidenced based care through competence in decision making and the effective management of risk, to ensure the best outcomes for patients and clients.

Our Nursing & Midwifery Strategy (2015-’18) has 6 key themes:

Caring with humanity, dignity, kindness and compassion;
Providing safe, effective, harm-free care;
Listening to patients and carers and improving the way we work, securing a reputation for excellence;
Developing confident, ambitious, inspirational leaders;
Working with partners for the benefit of patients and the population;
A questioning, analytical, empowered Nursing and Midwifery workforce.

If our purpose and themes resonate with you as a professional, then we want to hear from you.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post.

Closing date: 6th November 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
Senior Sister Janet Bethell
 ( Phone number removed ) 

As part of the Health Board’s commitment to Equal Opportunities, applicants who have a disability are guaranteed an interview - provided the essential qualification and experience requirements for this particular post are met.

All applicants are invited to apply in welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

Where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. You are therefore advised to submit your completed application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

All correspondence regarding short-listing, invite to interview and references will be done via e-mail. Please ensure that you regularly check your e-mails and that you provide an e-mail address for each referee.

The following applies to General Recruitment only (excludes Medical and Dental applicants)

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email, this will come from the Recruitment email address ( Email address removed )

By submitting your application, you are giving your permission to the following:

  • Receiving your conditional appointment letter via email, which will contain personal information, e.g. your name, address, job details, salary scale
  • Some elements of your Electronic Staff Record transferring to other workforce systems in order to support and manage your recruitment and employment within the Organisation
  • Recruitment checking your Professional Registration online, where applicable

In submitting an application form, should you subsequently be appointed to the post applied for, you authorise Powys Teaching Health Board to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR)

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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