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Staff Nurse

Job Description

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is a dynamic and challenging environment, which provides acute healthcare for people in Plymouth, South West Devon and South East Cornwall, and has more than 6,390 staff working in its services.

The Trust became a teaching hospital with the opening of the Peninsula Medical School, a joint venture with the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter and We are the largest teaching hospital in the South West and have an active commitment to developing and supporting our staff.

The Trust is one of the largest acute healthcare providers in the country. Our services include Emergency and Acute Assessment units, General Medical and Surgical Services, Cancer Care, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Dentistry, Ear Nose and Throat, Neurosciences and Renal services. We offer a full range of general hospital services to around 450,000 people in Plymouth, North and East Cornwall and South and West Devon. These include emergency and major trauma services, maternity services, paediatrics and a full range of diagnostic, medical and surgical sub-specialties.

We are a people business – where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

POST: Band 5 registered nurse

LOCATION: Plymouth Dialysis Unit, 184 Plymbridge Road. External to Derriford Hospital

HOURS: 375 hours per week


Are you a nurse looking for a change?

Would you like to develop your knowledge and skills?

Would you be interested in becoming a valued member of our dialysis team?

We have a vacancy for a motivated and enthusiastic RGN to join our nursing team. The unit has 29 dialysis stations where our patients attend with chronic kidney disease requiring dialysis up to 3 times a week.

Plymouth Dialysis Unit it is a purpose build dialysis facility and it is situated within walking distance from the Derriford main campus.

Applicants must be RN qualified and relevant renal post basic training would be advantageous. You must be prepared to complete additional training/competencies.

This is a busy and dynamic clinical area with excellent learning and developing opportunities. You will benefit from on going learning and support from our Education Department and dedicated mentors.

Also, you will be required to work rotational shifts. Working hours are Monday- Saturday Early shift 07:00 – 15:00 Late shift 12:00 – 20:00 Twilight shift 16:00 – 00:00 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

If you are keen to join an excellent team of staff then why not come and visit the unit and see for yourself.

The successful applicant will need to be enthusiastic, visionary and self motivated with an interest in teaching and staff development.

If you are interested in joining our team or would like to come and visit and see what we do please contact Anca Ichim, Lead Sister for Dialysis Services on  ( Phone number removed ) /431699

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

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It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Providing false information is an offence & could result in the application being rejected or summary dismissal/police action if an applicant is successful.

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Many of our posts are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service check (DBS). A copy of the DBS Code of Practice is available on request. Should the position that you are applying for be subject to a DBS check, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust will fund the cost* of your DBS check application. Should you decide to voluntarily resign from the Trust within two years from the start date of employment, you will be asked to meet the cost* of the original DBS application, which will be reclaimed from your last month’s salary. *Current cost of an enhanced DBS is £4400 per application.

All Applicants are required to detail referees on their application form covering the current & previous 3 years of Employment / Unemployment history.

Please note that if you are successful in your application & accept the position you agree that the Staff Health and Wellbeing Department can access your health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process & the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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.

UK Registration

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

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