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Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 304-A-20-86518

Employer:
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Location:
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Salary:
£24,214 to £30,112

“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 Switchboard: 0121 627 2000 and for Non-Medical (inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 or 18395, Bank posts 0121 371 8280.

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


We have opportunities for band 5 Staff Nurses to work in our Older Adult wards at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

We are looking for experienced nurses with excellent clinical skills and an interest in the health care of older adults to join our dynamic team.

The wards shares all the excellent benefits that the Queen Elizabeth Hospital has to offer, which including a IT system that is of excellent standard and assist the nursing team in been able to assess the patient holistically within minutes.

The trust has an excellent in house training facility to assist all staff to reach their career goals. Practice development nurses and Clinical educators are on hand to assist with any queries and assistance in building up practice with skills required. The wards takes a proactive part in helping ensure staff are able to attend training to help them develop the skills they need to ensure they provide the highest standard of care to their patients.

We are looking for dynamic and motivated nurses who are able to excel in a very busy environment, catering for a diversity of patients with acute and chronic medical and nursing needs, inclusive of patients with Dementia and Delirium.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly across days, nights and weekends.

Successful candidates will be expected to work very closely with a multi-disciplinary team inclusive of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Doctors, Social Workers, pharmacists and Nurses.

Previous acute medical experience is an advantage but all applicants will be considered as long as they are willing to learn and all successful applicants will have a structured and supported induction period and will be able to access ongoing training and support from within our clinical training and education team.

If you want to work within a positive and supportive team and have the opportunity to develop professionally then please identify which hospital you are interested in working at and don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or to arrange an informal visit.

We will aim to contact you within a week of your application and interview you at a time to suit you.

 




All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and 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.

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

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

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 Border Agency 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 Border Agency 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.

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.

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


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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