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Band 5 Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 295-AMULW

Employer:
University Hospitals Birmingham (Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull)
Department:
AMU, AMU2 and AMU3
Location:
Birmingham
Salary:
£24,907 to £30,615 pa pro rata

“Defined by our people”

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe’s largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is “To Build Healthier Lives”.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Recruitment Team phone number: 0121 424 8993 (Option 4).

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders


Band 5 Staff Nurse – Acute Medicineat Heartlands Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham

We are inviting applications for Band 5 qualified nurses who are newly qualified/due to qualify in the coming months or experienced nurses who are seeking to expand their knowledge and skills within the Acute Medicine Specialty.

We have various posts across the Acute Medicine specialty at Heartlands Hospital including the Acute Medical Assessment Unit (AMU) and on each of the Acute Medical short stay wards, Ward 22 (AMU 2) and Ward 1 (AMU3).

  • AMU –Is a 45 bedded assessment Unit thatcoordinates a streamlined assessment pathway receiving all new medical referrals from ED and primary care for prompt consultant led decision making prior to appropriate transfer to specialty wards or discharge of patients home or to admission avoidance destinations. This is a busy but rewarding area where you will be surrounded by friendly and supportive colleagues in an environment that encourages new ideas, innovation and personal development.
  • AMU 2is a 19 bedded short stay ward (Average length of stay 48 – 72 hours) where the patients we care for can have multiple medical needs requiring nursing knowledge across different specialties. The ward strives to provide high quality timely care to patients. This is a busy but rewarding area where you will be surrounded by friendly and supportive colleagues in an environment that encourages new ideas, innovation and personal development.
  • AMU 3is a 34 bedded short stay ward (Average length of stay 48 – 72 hours) where the patients we care for can have multiple medical needs requiring nursing knowledge across different specialties. The ward strives to provide high quality timely care to patients. This is a busy but rewarding area where you will be surrounded by friendly and supportive colleagues in an environment that encourages new ideas, innovation and personal development.

As a member of one of our teams, you will work as an integral member of the multidisciplinary teams and be continually supported in your professional development. Education and further professional development is encouraged within the team. Successful candidates will work with our newly appointed Clinical Educator within Acute Medicine, who will support you with a bespoke individualized program of on-going professional and career development plan. The Clinical Educator will also facilitate the necessary clinical and professional skills/competencies for you to meet the needs of the role. In addition pastoral support will be provided to ensure your ongoing development as a registered nurse.

Further education opportunities will also be available for successful candidates with the launch of the program for Acute Medicine Nurse Development Accreditation (PANDA). This is an academically accredited program that was launched in September 2018 and the programs curriculum provides education of many acute medical conditions that will consolidate an individual’s learning and clinical practice.

Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate a passion for Acute Medicine. You will be an excellent communicator and organizer, be willing to deal with complex and difficult situations and competing demands. The role will involve the assessment, co-ordination, and effective management of patient care. You will need to a creative thinker, problem-solver and team player.

If you think this role is for you or you require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact:

  • Gaynor Allen-Mills/Karen Cook – Ward Managers (AMU) (01214242405)
  • Jessica Thompson-Kempson - Ward Manager (AMU 3) (01214241808)
  • Julia Jackson Matron (For any of the posts) 01214242993



All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us, this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences‎.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc will be given.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Internal applicants who are interested in accessing professional support for interview preparation should read the attached Aspire document.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.


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.



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