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Staff Nurse

NHS
Colchester General Hospital, Colchester
£21,909 - £28,462 /Year
Full-Time

Job Description

Our vision is: “We will make the Trust the most caring health care provider”. Patients are at the centre of everything we do and all our staff, whatever their role, play an important part in helping us to deliver on this promise. Every day, our staff are guided by the At Our Best standards. We understand how attitudes and behaviours of staff can impact on the quality of care provided so we seek, through recruitment, people who show values matching our own. If you would like to be part of our vision and relate to our values, we would welcome your application.

Proud to be Colchester, proud to improve lives in our community.


We are looking for registered nurses with a genuine desire to look after our patients in Care of the Elderly and General Medicine.

We are reviewing all applications on a fortnightly basis as this advert is part of an on-going recruitment campaign - hence the long closing date.



If you come and join our service you will have the exposure to acute medicine, specialist dementia care, complex discharge planning and multidisciplinary working. We work closely with other specialties/disciplines and with GPs, and interact with a wide range of outpatient clinics and support facilities within our partner organisations.

It is an exciting time to join the nursing teams at Colchester Hospital as we begin to promote and further develop our services. Some of the initiatives we are keen to develop are our Elderly Frail Unit, Safer Care Bundle and Safer 3-4-3 discharge process.

We have quarterly training days for all staff in the Medicine Division, concentrating on specific training for this patient group, development of our link nurse roles, and a strong emphasis will be placed on your learning and development with opportunities for internal rotation. We offer local and trust induction programmes, a preceptorship programme for new starters and offers of higher education courses identified through your regular Performance Development Reviews and Appraisal.

We very much welcome you to call us for an informal chat and to speak to the Medicine Team who can discuss your interest in the opportunities available.

If you think you have what it takes to help us deliver excellent care and standards to our patients and develop your skills and knowledge within this extremely rewarding speciality please contact us today and join one of the hardest working and most friendly teams in nursing !!

For external applicants this post attracts an additional payment of £1,000, to be paid in 2 instalments:
• £500 to be paid on completion of probation
• £500 on completion of 12 months employment

If you are newly qualified, you are also eligible for a Training Bursary of a further £500, to supplement additional work related learning.

This post is eligible for a £500 contribution towards the cost of housing to assist with the need to move home to start work at Colchester Hospital.

For further details / informal visits contact:
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This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to exisiting NHS At Risk employees working in Essex who meet the essential criteria (excluding all medical recruitment).

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended.

Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria. When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly.

The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government’s cap on Tier 2 Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

Colchester offers an attractive range of 21st century amenities in a heritage setting. Beautiful coast and Constable countryside are within easy reach. It has outstanding schools, is served by the A12, and London is only 55 minutes away by train. Here you can combine a great career with a highly desirable place to live. The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.




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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