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Exciting opportunities have arisen for a Band 5 Staff Nurses to work as an integral part of our nursing and MDT team on Carnkie ward. The successful post holders will take part in an innovative training competency in co-ordination with our learning and development team that will prepare you for the challenges of working in this combined environment.
Carnkie Ward is a 29-bedded acute medical ward, specialising in the care of patients with a variety of Gastroenterological disease, including disease of the liver, pancreas and gastrointestinal tract. We care for a range of acutely ill patients requiring medical investigations and treatment in a fast-paced environment. Many of our patients have mental health illness or dementia related to their medical conditions. We have a commitment to teaching within the specialty and work closely with our specialist nurses and consultants teams.
We are looking for an energetic, forward thinking, flexible and self-motivated individual to join our team. Nurses joining our team will work to maintain the highest standards of care and work collaboratively for gastroenterology patients and understand and manage particular challenges with their care and mental health and wellbeing. Key working relationships are with; endoscopy, dieticians, pain team, mental health and wellbeing nurse, the alcohol team, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists.
The team are known for co-ordinated excellent and friendly teamwork. The team are leading and involved in projects and quality improvement programmes such as recognising and rescuing the deteriorating patient and the trust wide safer discharge project. The team share a passion for compassionate care and have worked hard to achieve high standards of individualised care. There is a 2 weekly consultant rotation for ward rounds and a pro-active teaching programme for nurses. Carnkie nurses are great role models, excellent mentors and welcoming to new team members.
Ward based training and learning along with essential skills is actively encouraged in subjects such as; infection control, IBD and Hepatology. Trained nurses are actively encouraged and supported to achieve IV medication package, mentorship and care of the critically ill patient modules. Subject to our competency programme accreditation; you must be able to work as part of team and autonomously when required, and be committed to delivering care of a high standard.
This is a full time position working 375 hours per week. However part-time hours can be negotiated and an informal visit is highly recommended. A commitment to staff development and progression is at the heart of our divisional staff plans.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Jo Cupples, Ward Sister on ( Phone number removed ) , Trish Prady, Matron, on ( Phone number removed ) or Lerryn Hogg Specialist Nurse for Mental Health and Wellbeing via switchboard.
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Benefits include optional pension and life assurance. The Trust has a dedicated Childcare Co-ordination Team who can support and advise staff on childcare related issues.
We are committed to ensuring our staff are developed, engaged and supported to work in different ways to support a changing environment in which we operate and deliver services
The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust is a non-smoking organisation. Smoking will not be permitted on any of the sites.
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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.
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 Visas and Immigration department 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 the UK Visas and Immigration website.
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