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Staff Nurse

Job Description

Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country – serving a population of 14 million, with a budget of circa £300 million and 6,000 staff. We have been rated outstanding by the CQC. We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers.

We are an ambitious organisation aiming to improve the wellbeing of everyone we serve through delivering services that match the best in the world.

NTW values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

We are committed to the Health and Wellbeing of our staff, we have Continuing Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.

A Permanent vacancy has arisen for a Staff Nurse to work within the Intensive Day Service - Eating Disorder at Benfield House within WGP.

This is an exciting post and will give you experience working in a Regional and Nationally known specialist service.

Applicants for the post will be highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals. They will need to possess excellent communication skills and be able to contribute to the existing multi-disciplinary team the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to develop and increase their knowledge and skills in this highly unique and specialist service

You must also have knowledge and commitment to evidence based practice, clinical governance and a clear understanding of the safeguard and protection systems in place for vulnerable service users.

Team members are given the opportunity to develop or increase their knowledge of Eating Disorders through training processes and a robust supportive supervision system is in place.

Applicants for the post will be individuals who wish to work in this specialist field of nursing. They may be required to work across both inpatient and day services and demonstrate a flexible attitude towards providing a needs led service.

For further information please contact Angela Shields Clinical lead on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Should you be successful at shortlist you will be invited to attend an Assessment Centre week commencing 7th November 2016 at St Nicholas Hospital, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne. The assessments will consist of a basic literacy, numeracy and medicine management tests, a Values-Based Group Assessment and a formal interview.

All of our clinical posts (and certain others), are subject to DBS clearance (formerly CRB) prior to commencement.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test, as required by the Border immigration Authority.

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note if you are external to Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust you will be subject to a six month probationary period (this does not apply to those not under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service).


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