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Staff Nurse

Job Description

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.

Band 5 Nurses (RGN)

The location, the rewards and the development opportunities make Wokingham Community Hospital a great place to progress your career as a Band 5 Nurse.

You will have a ward based position, with responsibility for assessing care needs, and developing/implementing programmes of care. You will also be supervising junior staff including pre-registration students.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health and community health services to a population of around 900,000 within Berkshire. We operate from more than 100 sites across the county as well as in people’s own homes. Wokingham Community Hospital is one of our largest sites, with wards for male and female patients.

Why join us at Wokingham Community Hospital?

We offer excellent rewards including a high cost of living allowance.

We’re in an easily commutable location close to Wokingham Town Centre and nearby sports facilities. There is free car parking.

You will be joining a supportive team with a strong senior structure. We will give you lots of opportunities to enhance your holistic care skills and complex discharge planning expertise. We want you to develop towards taking responsibility for the ward area and unit in the absence of a more senior member of the team.

There are excellent Learning and Development opportunities – especially as we work in partnership with Health Education Thames Valley and 10 universities, including the Universities of Reading, Oxford, Oxford Brookes, Southampton, Surrey and West London.

Your profile

  • You will be a qualified nurse with 1st level registration and evidence of post registration study or relevant recognised course.

  • You will have experience of medical nursing and palliative care and the skills to mentor and organise the work of students and junior staff.

  • You will be a strong communicator and good team player who works well under pressure. You will be keen to develop your skills as a clinician and a leader.

If you would like to find out more about the role, please contact Sheila Donohoe, or Clare Nickols - Inpatient Unit Manager for further details on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Berkshire Healthcare helps people manage their health in their local area, through a range of specialist and community services across the county. We promote independence and quality of life through community and mental health services and aim for seamless delivery of the best care in the right place. We get to know communities and the people in them so we can deliver the best services that meet their health needs.

Our team of 4,300 staff provide specialist mental health and community health services to a population of around 900,000 within Berkshire. We provide healthcare to people in their own homes and from different sites across the county.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Appointment to any position is conditional on the satisfactory completion of the core NHS Employment Checks Standards. Information disclosed in your application will be checked and any offer of appointment may be withdrawn if you knowingly withhold information or provide false or misleading information.

Please ensure your application is submitted with a valid email address for your referees in order to minimise delays in the recruitment process. Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email, therefore applicants are advised to check their email accounts regularly.

Applicants are advised that as a result of the high level of response we receive for some of our vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date.

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is committed to improving the health of its staff, patients and the wider community by providing a smoke free environment. A smoke free policy is in operation and smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s sites.


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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