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Main area
Acute Medical Unit
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
409-663514
Employer
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Whiston
Town
Prescot
Salary
£21,692 to £28,180 per annum
Closing
08/08/2017 23:59
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust logo

Staff Nurse Ward 1B Acute Medical Unit

NHS AfC: Band 5

If you are an NHS At Risk applicant, please state this in your supporting information section of your application form.

"Be part of the team that delivers "Excellent patient care in world class hospitals"

The Trust has 5 Values as defined by the Star Chart. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Values which can be found by clicking on the 'About Us' pages on the Trust internet site. 

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)
  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • Best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014 and 2015)
  • Cancer services rated 4th best in the country by Macmillan Cancer Support 2014
  • Ranked one of the highest in the country for extremely positive feedback received from patients (Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014)
  • Top in the North West and 7th nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England 2014 and 2015)

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Staff Nurse Ward 1B Acute Medical Unit
37.5 hours
Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for dynamic staff nurses to join the team of highly motivated and committed nursing staff on Ward 1B at Whiston Hospital .

We are seeking enthusiastic nurses, with a passion for excellence within the delivery of patient care. Post qualifications experience will be an advantage, however a period of preceptorship will be available to the successful candidate and all dynamic and proactive nurses are invited to apply.

Ward 1B offers a supportive working environment alongside opportunities to develop individual clinical competence. It is a 16 bedded Acute Medical Unit.

Whether you are newly qualified, about to qualify or experienced nurse, making the transition from community nursing to acute care you will be supported by the Trust, to make the transition as a Registered Nurse, into whatever acute setting you are offered a position in the department’s skills mix and complex patients are the premises for enhancing your career and acquire transferable skills for most of the nursing specialities.

The clinical teams are there to support you in your new role and there is a 12 month Preceptorship Programme; that provides you with additional training, support and a competency based workbook to help you in your development.

At StHK , your professional development is very important to us, as this key element enables you to offer the best care to our patients and it is also essential for your career progression. The support and development package covers:

-comprehensive induction and a 12 month preceptorship with dedicated Practice Education facilitators based on site
-supernumerary period for all newly qualified nurses at the beginning of their nursing career
-access to funded CPD courses
-support with revalidation
-dedicated support from the senior nursing team
-supernumerary period; in specialised areas for all nurses at the beginning of their employment with us.
The role will give you the opportunity to up-skill and be ready for further challenges in your nursing career.

We are an outstanding trust, where our valued workforce is recognised for their unique skills and talents with our teams of experts winning national awards on a regular basis.

The Trust also has an excellent performance track record, with Whiston Hospital rated the cleanest hospital in the NHS in the PLACE accreditation, accolades from the CQC, CNST Level 3 safety score for maternity services, we were nominated by the HSJ as one of the Best Places to work in 2014 and achieved the best staff satisfaction survey for acute Trusts in Cheshire and Merseyside in both 2013 and 2014.

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable adults and children) disclosure.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kath McGill Ward Manager 1B ext 2260

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
0151 676 5491