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Staff Nurse Ward 3

Job Description

The Luton & Dunstable University Hospital is a highly rated, diverse and forward thinking place to work. We are a Foundation Trust serving a multi-cultural population of over 350,000 across Bedfordshire and North Hertfordshire.

Through tremendous commitment and hard work, our Paediatrics, Emergency Care Services and Outpatient Services achieved “Outstanding” in our 2016 Care Quality Commission inspection. Similarly we had an overall rating of “Good” across the rest of the hospital. We were praised as compassionate, empathetic and exhibiting patient outcomes above the average when compared with other acute Trusts.

We are a regional centre of excellence for several key specialties including, Obesity Research, Neurophysiology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology and Cancer Services. We are a tertiary level NICU provider and one of the largest centres for breast screening in the country.

The hospital continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

With a recent overall Good rating with CQC inspection, the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Trust (L&D) is a well performing hospital. We are ‘proud to care’ but we require more nurses to help us keep it that way.

Currently we are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic nurses to work with us on our Female Medical Short stay Ward (ward 3). Ward 3 nurses are passionate about patient care and enjoy helping their patients to do as much as possible for themselves. We can provide you with the opportunity to work on a nurse led ward, as part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team. In exchange for your commitment to help us provide the best care we can we offer you the following:

- Bespoke rotation plans

- Access to university courses

- A variety of onsite training, both clinical and non-clinical

- Regular appraisals

- Assistance with revalidation

Staff benefits include:

- Onsite dedicated staff parking

- Access to childcare

- Flexible working options

- Onsite library

- Subsidised gym memberships

- 10 minutes drive to Luton Airport and nearest train station

The L&D is a dynamic and forward thinking Trust. We are looking for nurses who might be qualifying this year or maybe a registered nurse who wants to return after a career break. Whatever your background, we would like to meet you.

If you would like to help us continue to be ‘proud to care’ please apply on line. We can then consider you for shortlisting and invite you to our open day.

For further information please email ( Email address removed ). Alternatively call Sr Hinselwood on  ( Phone number removed )  or Matron Corkett on  ( Phone number removed )  (please leave a message if not answered).

The Trust reserves the right to close vacancies early after receipt of sufficient applications. All future correspondence regarding your application will be made on line via your NHS Jobs Account.

Please provide full contact details, including email addresses, for your referees (personal email addresses are not acceptable). References should cover a minimum of three years recent employment/training history. All referees must hold a senior role to the post that you are applying for and should include your line manager from your current or most recent employment or a reference from Human Resources. If you are either newly qualified or about to qualify your referees should be from your mentor from your final placement and your university tutor. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting protection procedures to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Following internal redeployment processes, vacancies at the Trust will be advertised to all prospective applicants at the same time via NHS jobs. If a suitable at risk NHS applicant from outside the Trust declares an interest or submits an application they will be given first consideration for the vacancy in order to retain key skills and minimise the cost of change associated with the NHS reforms within the region. If this applies to you then you should email the Recruitment and Resourcing Team at ( Email address removed ) to enable the necessary arrangements to be made.

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 Trust is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The Trust is an Equal Opportunites Employer.

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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.

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