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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/09/2020.

Band 5 Nurse (Civilian)

Job Reference: J221-A-20-24789

Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)
Defence Primary Healthcare
RAF Wyton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
£24,907-£30,615 per annum (pro rata if part time)

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Band 5 Practice Nurse to join the Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) Team located within RAF Wyton, Huntingdon.

DPHC is a vibrant and fast-moving organisation that aims to provide the very best primary healthcare to Defence personnel and in some locations, their families and dependants. In addition to General Practice, DPHC provides rehabilitation services, occupational health advice and community mental health support. The patient population is generally young and healthy and much of the work relates to occupational health, minor injuries and sports medicine.

As the successful candidate, you will be required to provide appropriate Primary Health Care (PHC) nursing to the medical facility population at risk in conjunction with the Multi-disciplinary Primary Healthcare Team. You will be responsible for the delivery of appropriate assessment; planning, implementation and evaluation of care needs, medical screening and advice to patients within their professional competence in line with current policy, guidelines and utilising agreed evidence based practice.

The successful candidate will be expected to triage and treat minor injuries/illness as per agreed evidence based practice. Patient Group Directions (PGD) and adhering to agreed policies and guidelines for patients with relatively stable health needs. Provide appropriate assessment of their needs, developing individual plans of care and implement and evaluate individual planned programmes of care.

Part-time applicants are welcomed but must be on a job share basis as full hours need to be covered.

The successful candidate must have professional/clinical knowledge acquired through training to degree/diploma level and must be registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The sift for this vacancy will be CV based. Interviews will be competency based. The following NHS Framework will be tested:

  • NHSC1 - Communication

  • NHSC2 - Personal & People Development

  • NHSC4 - Service Improvement

  • HWB2 - Assessment and Care Planning

  • HWB5 - Provision of Care

  • NHSIK1 - Information Processing

There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home.

Please be aware that if you are found successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake a two-day induction course to be held at DMS Whittington, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 9PY. This should happen soon after appointment.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirement before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date.

Please ensure you have read all the details in the important information link prior to applying - this documents contains NHS pay scale information.

Caring for our Armed Forces

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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