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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Gastroenterology

Job Reference: 295-3R3110BB

University Hospitals Birmingham (Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull)
Ward 17, Gastroenterology
£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

Are you looking for a nursing role that gives you the chance to be fully supported to learn, develop and thrive in your career while giving the best patient care? Then this role could be the one for you!

Ward 17 is looking to recruit Band 5 Staff Nurses to join an enthusiastic team committed to delivering the highest standard of care to our patients. This is a 25 bedded mixed sex ward, caring for a range of patients with gastroenterology needs based on our University Hospital Birmingham (Heartlands site).

Gastroenterology experience is desirable for this post; however an interest in this speciality is essential. Full in house training will be given form ward staff and speciality nurses who deliver training on the ward weekly. A full preceptorship program is also on offer for support guidance and development.

'Our Commitment to You'

Becoming a part of this team will allow you the chance to gain a variety of transferable skills such as complex antibiotic and detox drug regimens, caring for both acute and chronic health conditions including longstanding liver and bowel conditions, pre and post endoscopy care for elective and emergency admissions.

You will be welcomed by a dynamic, enthusiastic team where development is a priority and who are keen to see their people succeed and enjoy their roles. This ward allows opportunity to not only deliver a high standard of patient care but also gives you the chance to work towards developing your own skills in the best way for you.

‘Your Contribution to the Team'

We are looking for equally enthusiastic and energetic individuals who are keen to learn, willing to work together as a team but are self-motivated and can work independently when needed. You will be a professional who truly understands the need for care, consideration and respect for our patients but can also apply these qualities to your team members.

This area is both rewarding and challenging caring for some of the most complex patients in the trust, where empathy and understanding is required to support patients with life changing diagnosis

We'd welcome an opportunity to showcase the ward to prospective candidates, so please feel free to arrange a visit.

Please contact Beverley Baker Matron on 0121 424 2217 or via switchboard on 0121 424 2000 Bleep 2745 or E-mail for an informal chat.

At University Hospitals Birmingham we support flexible working and welcome applications from nurses seeking flexible working opportunities and family friendly working hours.

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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