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Staff Nurse

Job Description

Wiltshire Health and Care is formed from a partnership of the three NHS Foundation Trusts who serve Wiltshire, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. From 1st July 2016 Wiltshire Health and Care will provide adult community health services in Wiltshire. As part of the team you will help deliver services to the Wiltshire Health and Care contract, however your employment will be with one of our partner organisation, Great Western Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent position to Band 5 staff nurse on Longleat Ward, Warminster Hospital.

Longleat Ward at Warminster Community Hospital provides an inpatient service for residents of Wiltshire. The ward and hospital provide a friendly working environment and are situated in a market town between Salisbury and Bath.

We are looking for a caring and enthusiastic Nurse who has drive and enthusiasm for the role. You will be joining a dedicated interdisciplinary team comprising nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medics and social workers. Longleat Ward provides care for patients who are resident throughout Wiltshire. We provide rehabilitation as well as clinically managing the patients’ acute illness.

As a registered nurse you will be able to work autonomously, as part of the team providing excellent standards of care to the patients and their relatives/carers.

The role of the Community Hospital is constantly evolving within the health setting and you will be required to support and develop services to ensure that Longleat Ward will be fit for the future.

In exchange for your excellent communication skills, high standards of evidence based practice and enthusiasm we can offer you a friendly working environment where patient focused care is paramount, and staff are supported and encouraged to develop both personally and professionally, optimising their skills and competencies whilst working as a key member of the Multi-disciplinary team.

If you are excited at the opportunity of being part of the Longleat Team, then please don’t hesitate to contact the Ward Manager Anne-Marie Nuth via the ward on  ( Phone number removed ) / ( Phone number removed )  for more information or to request an informal visit. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Please note this vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if interested. We will endeavour to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time.

All new starters with Wiltshire Health & Care will be subject to a six month probationary period. The probationary period works alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment that allows new staff to learn the key elements of the role within a reasonable and realistic timescale.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised under GWH terms and conditions and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

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.

UK Registration

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

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