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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/09/2020.

Newly Qualified Registered Adult Nurses

Job Reference: 210-COCH-20-550-SEP

Employer:
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Corporate Nursing
Location:
The Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester
Salary:
£24,907 - £30,615 pa pro rata

At the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we pride ourselves on not only leading through clinical excellence, but also by creating an environment where all staff are valued and appreciated. The Trust has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality patient care and is nationally accredited at the highest levels in many areas, in particular clinical outcomes and patient safety.

Our Vision for the Trust is to deliver NHS care locally that makes our staff and our community proud. We want our patients to be assured they will receive care as rapidly as possible in a first-class environment that is Safe, Kind and Effective.

Our High Performance Culture will support everyone to be the best version of themselves by being true to our Trust vision, values and behaviors.


Newly Qualified Registered Adult Nurses - Band 5

At the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, we pride ourselves on not only leading through clinical excellence but also by creating an environment where all staff are valued and appreciated.

Our Vision for the Trust is to deliver NHS care locally that makes our staff and our community proud. We want our patients to be assured they will receive care as rapidly as possible in a first-class environment that is safe, kind and effective.

At the Countess of Chester, we really want to support everyone to be the best version of themselves so we can ensure we are always performing to the best of our ability. We feel that it is not just important what we do in our roles but also how we do it, we feel both are equally important and we want to support an environment where everyone behaves appropriately.

Who Our Opportunity is for: Newly Qualified Registered Adult Nurses.

What do we offer at the Countess of Chester:

Ability to work flexibly, nights and weekends

Preceptorship

A 12 month Preceptorship programme for all newly qualified staff that includes but is not limited to;

  • A named Practice Development Nurse to oversee your Preceptorship programme and offer support within the clinical environment
  • A named Preceptor and supporting Preceptor within your specific clinical area to provide continuous support and feedback
  • A robust specific Staff Nurse induction programme that includes simulation, anatomy and physiology, sepsis training amongst sessions from various subject matter experts across the Trust
  • A minimum of 6 weeks supernumerary period; 2 weeks enrolment onto induction programmes in the Education and Training Centre and 4 weeks protected supernumerary status in your clinical area.
  • A Preceptee lanyard to be worn during your Preceptorship period
  • The opportunity to learn a variety of clinical skills specific to your clinical area within your first 12 months
  • A minimum of 5 allocated feedback reviews with your Preceptor over the 12 month period.
  • A portfolio of evidence that complements Revalidation structure allowing you to utilise your work to contribute towards your revalidation requirements utilising the PARE platform.
  • Nurse achiever ceremony presented by the Senior Nursing Team on completion of the programme

Internal Transfer Scheme (ITS)

The internal transfer scheme allows nursing staff to move around the organisation without any lengthily job applications or formal interviews. Once you have completed your Preceptorship Programme you will be eligible to utilise the Internal Transfer Scheme.

  • The scheme allows you to gain maximum exposure to a variety of clinical specialities
  • The scheme allows you to experience lateral progression within your banding by expanding your repertoire of clinical skills and knowledge
  • The scheme allows you to change pace by transferring to a faster or more measured environment
  • The scheme allows you to tailor your own career pathway

What this Opportunity means:

  • Various vacancies in wards and departments across our two sites (Chester & Ellesmere Port). Our wards and departments include; vascular, orthopaedics, urology, colorectal, theatres including recovering, scrub, day surgery, elderly medicine, stroke rehabilitation, gastroenterology, renal dialysis, intermediate care, cardiology, respiratory, haematology, endocrine, oncology, acute medical admission, intensive care, accident and emergency. Please note that there may not be a vacancy within your preferred specialty at the time of applying
  • A friendly and supportive working environment (see our Trust Behavioural Standards)
  • Competitive Salary, with incremental pay progression
  • Excellent holiday entitlements 27 days + bank holidays rising to 33 after 10 years’ service (pro rata)
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Staff support, health and wellbeing opportunities & other employee benefit

Your Application:

Please specify your area of interest within the Trust. If a job is not available within that specialty following completion of the Preceptorship programme, the internal transfer scheme will allow you the opportunity to move departments without a full application process.

Please specify on your supporting statement your expected qualification date.

Ensure you have referees that cover your most recent 3 years employment history alongside an academic referee, with full contact details including a work email.

You must disclose any previous convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings on the application unless these are protected under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

You must have a UK professional registration.

If we receive sufficient applications then this vacancy will close earlier than advertised.

For further details

You’re welcome to come in for an informal visit, meet our friendly team and ask any queries you may have before you apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Practice Development

Job title Practice Development Team

Email address coc-tr.PracticeDevelopmentTeam@nhs.net

Telephone number 01244 364009




The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large district General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital. The Trust has almost 4,000 staff and provides a range of medical services to more than 445,000 patients per year from areas covering Western Cheshire, Ellesmere Port, Neston and North Wales.

If subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975, then a disclosure submission will be made to the Disclosure & Barring service (formerly CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. The cost of the DBS application is £28 (standard) or £45 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

The Trust will not fund applications for Work Permits and Further Leave to Remain. Those requiring Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome & will be considered alongside all other applicants. However non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available, as the Trust is unlikely in this circumstance to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website

After applying via NHS Jobs, your application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, furthermore as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system (ESR).


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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