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Staff Nurse

Job Description

Our trust manages three hospitals in Worcestershire: the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch; Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and Worcestershire Royal Hospital. We also manage a surgery ward at Evesham Community Hospital.

We provide acute services to a population of over 500,000 and our staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care.

Our vision is about taking pride in our healthcare services, and our PRIDE values are important in our everyday work.

In Worcestershire, hospital services are under review. Over the next year, we will be working with Clinical Commissioning Groups to plan the best way for services to be delivered from our three hospitals. It will involve centralising some services, and changing the way we work.

We are committed to making changes that ensure all of our hospitals thrive, and it’s an exciting time for you to join us.

A&E, Band 5 Staff Nurse Vacancies

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services over three hospitals sites (Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Alexandra General Hospital and Kidderminster Treatment Centre). Our mission is to work together with our partners in health and social care to provide safe, effective, personalised and integrated care for local people, delivered consistently across all services by skilled and compassionate staff. Our vision can be summarised as ‘patients at the centre of all we do’ and our PRIDE (Patients, Respect, Improve and Innovate, Dependable and Empower) are central to all we do.

We’re committed to delivering a Nursing and Midwifery Service that delivers the best patient care. There for our patients, families and services users, the public and each other, we promise to communicate effectively by listening to and responding to comments and concerns. We recognise that our excellent nursing staff are key in enabling providing compassionate, patient centred care and we need you join our team.

We show we care for our staff through our support, development and progression opportunities.

We offer:

  • Induction with a supernumerary period
  • An assigned mentor
  • Training from our Professional Development Team
  • Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses
  • Band 6 development programmes
  • Band 7 Ward Sister Development programme
  • CPD via local University
  • Celebration of success and achievement with our ‘Shining Star Awards’
  • Comprehensive staff benefits including: NHS Pension Scheme, on site nursery, Childcare Vouchers, Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme, Generous Annual Leave

We have several exciting opportunities for Full and Part Time Band 5 Staff Nurses from both Paediatric and/or Adult Nursing backgrounds on Permanent contracts and Fixed Term contracts, to join our well established, friendly experienced nursing teams in the Accident & Emergency Departments at Alexandra Hospital, Redditch.

We have approximately 120,000 attendances per year across both sites with at least 25000 of those being children.

We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic nurses to join our teams to help us meet the needs of these patients; you will be expected to give a high level of nursing care to patients and their families within the ED. The successful post holder will be given the opportunity to develop their nursing skills and gain experience in all aspects of minor and major injury and illness. This environment will be challenging but also rewarding. We have an established induction/mentorship programme and a practice development nurse for additional support.

The robust training package offered is designed in house to support nurses from many backgrounds to gain the skills and confidence necessary for an emergency nurse.

So if you want a new start, there couldn’t be a better time to join us

For further details regarding positions at the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch please contact Deborah Godfrey or Marc Tarrant on  ( Phone number removed ) .

As part of the recruitment process, Shortlisted candidates will be expected to attend an Assessment Centre at the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch on 8th November 2016. At the Assessment Centre you would be required to take several tests and attend a formal interview

Important information about your application

  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
  • Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • All correspondence will be sent through NHS Jobs, so please check NHS jobs and your email account regularly
  • If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
  • By accepting a position within our Trust you agree that the Occupational Health Department can access your occupational 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 and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working. We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

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