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Staff Nurse - Ward 5

Job Reference: 206-C30172

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
206 Nursing Ward 5 L5
£22,128 to £28,746 pa
Suitable for newly qualified

Transform your outlook, transform local healthcare, transform your career…

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is on a journey. We are an ambitious trust with exciting plans for the future that is going places, and we want you to join us.

With three hospitals, including our flagship Queen’s Hospital, across the central regions of East and South Staffordshire and Southern Derbyshire, we are at the forefront of discussions about transforming local healthcare.

For more information on the planned merger of Burton Hospitals and Derby Teaching Hospitals in taking a significant step in sustaining and improving hospital services, please visit our Trusts website.

Will you come with us on our journey to Be The Best? Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for.


Ward 5 (Respiratory)

Permanent (Full and Part Time)

Staff Nurse

Band 5

Salary: £22,128 - £28,746

Here at Burton patients are at the centre of all we do and we are passionate about delivering the highest quality patient care. So, we take the time to time listen to our patients, our staff and all our partners about the things that are important to them and the changes they would like to make to continuously improve the patient journey.

Do you share our vision for putting patients first and providing the highest quality patient care?

If so, we currently have some fantastic opportunities for compassionate, dedicated nurses on our Respiratory ward, caring for patients with acute or chronic respiratory diseases. The ward is established to look after at least 2-3 NIV patients at any time.

A fast-paced and varied environment is guaranteed, due to the high number of daily discharges plus typically short lengths of stay. Here no two days are the same and there is always something new to learn.

As respiratory patients may become unstable in a short period of time, you will need to be a quick thinker and a confident decision maker, able to make rapid initial assessments and respond appropriately during stressful situations. You will have a good deal of autonomy, yet also be part of a well-established and driven multi-disciplinary team.

On joining, we will support your personal and professional development. You will complete the NIV training package, achieve competencies in IV cannulation and also gain knowledge of tracheotomy care.

If you are you an experienced Band 5 nurse, with a Respiratory background or have a keen interest , please contact Helen McGivney (Senior Sister) on 01283 566333 Ext 3125 for an informal chat or to arrange a visit to the Respiratory Ward. NQNs may also be considered.

For more information on the planned merger of Burton Hospitals and Derby Teaching Hospitals in taking a significant step in sustaining and improving hospital services, please visit our Trusts website

All applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the job will be short listed for further assessment.

You can apply online for this vacancy by clicking the apply button at the bottom of the screen.
If you encounter difficulty in applying on-line, or if you prefer not to apply on-line, please contact our Recruitment Team (24-hour automated answerphone) on 01283 511511 ext 5720.

Closing date: 2nd March 2018

Please quote reference number: C30172

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and operates a no smoking at work policy.

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice the Trust will apply for a Disclosure and Barring check from the DBS for all posts with patient contact.

Important information for applicants;

  • Please make sure your qualifications meet the essential criteria on the Person Specification before you apply for this position.

  • You will be required to provide 3 years’ worth of continuous references, including your current or most recent employer.

If we receive a high number of applications for this position we reserve the right to withdraw the post before the closing date, therefore it is advisable that you apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

We are unable to provide individual feedback to those who haven’t been shortlisted for an interview.


We hope you join us in making a difference - see our further links for more information.


Applicants should note that where it is deemed that where a Disclosure & Barring Services (DBS) check is required it is applicants responsibility to cover the cost of the check which is currently £48.20.

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

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.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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