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Clinical Sister/Charge Nurse Rapid Response

Job Reference: 407-18.025

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Community Nursing
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Walsall
£26,302 -£35,225

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The £170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit has commenced and is due to be completed 2017, and plans to extend the neonatal unit are underway.

We provide high quality, friendly and effective community health services from multiple sites covering Walsall. Our multidisciplinary services include rapid response and homebased care, so that those with long term conditions and the frail elderly can remain in their own homes.

We are recommended by colleagues as a place to work which is supported by the trusts promises to work as part of a team, be supported to maintain high standards and appreciate every individual. We are committed to investing in our workforce by recruiting to Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professional and HealthCare Science vacancies.

We have already made substantial progress following our CQC visit and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plans.

The Rapid Response team is well established within Walsall with a fully integrated domiciliary service and excellent relationships with Social Services and the Acute Sector.

Opportunities have arisen for a Clinical Sister / Charge Nurse to join our innovative multi-disciplinary team. You must be an RGN with evidence of post registration practice at Band 5. Experience of multi-disciplinary / multi agency working is essential. You will be part of a team and have responsibility for a varied workload of rapid response service, including sub acute care in the domiciliary environment and rehabilitation, working initially under the direction of senior nurses within the Rapid Response Team. You will be working with adult Services to develop and support this client group to remain in their homes with enhanced services or access a bed-based service. You will need to work flexibly to meet the demands of the service and be able to forge strong links with partnership agencies at Social Services and Acute Trust.

Service provision is delivered between the hours of 8:30am – 10:00pm across 7 days on a pro-rota system.

The Trust is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible.

For informal discussion about the post please contact Katie Welborn, Advanced Nurse Practitioner on 0845 113 0761, option 6.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Katie Welborn

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Tel: 0845 113 0761 option 6

Please note your application will be transferred from the NHS Jobs system to internal Walsall Healthcare Trac System. All correspondence will be sent via Trac

We have already made substantial progress following our CQC visit and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plans we are recruiting to a number of clinical and non-clinical vacancies across the trust.

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position.*


References from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. When completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover this period. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

Please review the attached Job description and person specification carefully before applying to ensure that you meet the essential job requirements.

Candidates should be aware that, regardless of country of origin, their ability to communicate in written and spoken English to the standard required to carry out the post, will be assessed during the selection process.

Referee email addresses should be provided on your application form.

Following the closing date, if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks you may assume your application has been unsuccessful.

We reserve the right to close this job early. Interested applicants are therefore advised to apply as early as possible.

If a large number of applicants meet the essential criteria then random selection will be applied.

We are committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible and committed to equal opportunities.

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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