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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/09/2020.

Staff Nurse - Band 5

Job Reference: 327-20-569

Employer:
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Lydney Hospital
Location:
Lydney
Salary:
£24,907 to £30,615 per annum (pro rata)

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.


Job Title – Staff Nurse – Band 5

Base – Lydney Hospital

Salary – £24,907 - £30,615 per annum (pro rata)

Hours per week – Full and part time hours available

 

Amazing things are happening here!!!

The role of the community hospital is far from the myth of the ‘sleepy cottage hospital’, with patients waiting for nursing home beds!

Our community hospital patients are recovering from acute illness, therefore still requiring a higher level of expert nursing intervention. The skilled nursing workforce, work autonomously, with support from Registered Medical Officer’s, therefore we need aspiring practitioners to join our expanding team.

The role of the band 5 Registered Nurse in the community hospitals is extensive and exciting, with excellent support, encouraging professional development, and a great opportunity for career progression.

In return for your hard work and commitment you will receive a tailored induction programme, including a minimum two week supernumerary period, supported by our Training and Development Sister.

You will be assigned a mentor to support you through the transition, or preceptorship for newly qualified nurses.

You will be supported to gain new skills,

You will be supported to maintain your new skills and

You will be encouraged to develop enhanced skills.

“I have been working on the Ward in Lydney now for the past 4 years. I joined the team as a band five staff nurse and was given the opportunity to complete the band 6 development post. During this time I have been supported and encouraged to develop my Clinical and leadership skills”

“Whilst at Lydney hospital I have completed the physical assessment and clinical reasoning module at UWE. There are lots of opportunities and an excellent support system to continue professional development within our community hospital”

“I now have a permanent band 6 position on the ward. I have been a qualified nurse for 14 years and can honestly say that the team at Lydney have been the most supportive and professional team that I have worked with”

From a Ward Sister at Lydney Hospital

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 25th September 2020

Shortlisting date: 28th September 2020

For more information or any informal enquiries regarding this opportunity, please contact Sarah Jones, Senior Sister on 0300 421 8684.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post is eligible for the Trust’s Recommend a Friend scheme. If you have been recommended to apply for this role by an employee of the Trust you should include a short statement to this effect in your supporting information, including the name of the person who recommended you. If you are successful with your application the employee who recommended you needs to access the relevant forms to process this from the Trust’s intranet or the HR Recruitment Team.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘ Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.




Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

Applicants should note that all appointments to GHCNHSFT are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, GHCNHSFT will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.


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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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