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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/12/2020.

Staff Nurse - Adult Inpatient Unit, Oakwood Ward

Job Reference: 371-CHW585-OAKWOOD-R&R

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Oakwood Ward
Oakwood Ward, Prospect Park Hospital, Honey End Lane, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 4EJ, Reading, Berkshire
£24,907 to £30,615 per annum

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.

Are you looking to use your nursing skills caring for patients and supporting them with physical rehabilitation within an inpatient unit? If so, come and join us at Oakwood unit. Oakwood is a busy, 24 bed community inpatient unit where you will be caring for and working with our patients to improve their independence.

Located at Prospect Park Hospital in Reading, you will have access to our on-site gym, restaurant and free parking. Your energy and drive will be rewarded with the support of a dedicated team that strives to create a progressive, warm, friendly and considerate environment.

Further information about this opportunity; In this role you will:

  • Care for patients with short term physical rehabilitation once they’ve left acute care.

  • Ensure optimal patient safety and recognise deteriorations.

  • Use clinical skills such as wound management.

  • Have empathy and compassion for those in your care.

  • Be able to discuss sensitive situations in a kind, clear and respectful manner.

  • Work autonomously to foster relationships with individuals and professionals across agencies and services.

  • The service operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week, so work on a rota will be required.

  • Shifts to cover the service are:

    • Early: 7am-3pm,

    • Late: 1pm-9pm,

    • Long Days: 7am-8.30pm,

    • Night: 8.15pm-7.15am and weekends.

  • Enhancements paid for Nights and Weekends and flexibility around shifts worked

Some of the benefits of joining our team:

  • AfC Salary ranging from £24,907 to £30,615 per annum

  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work , life balance

  • Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff

  • Excellent learning and development opportunities

  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car

  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff

  • Advanced IT enablement and support

  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff.

  • And so much more

The 3 ‘must haves’ to apply for this role:

  1. Registered adult nurse with some post qualification experience preferred. (Newly qualified applicants will also be considered).
  2. Ability to work shifts on a rota including some night shifts and weekends.
  3. Values that match those of our trust (see at the top of this advert for clarification).

Should you match up to the 3 points listed above, then we would recommend you make your application today!

For further details / informal visits contact:

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call Saijai Jankowski on 0118 9605933 or email: who’ll be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

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The Trust may close any vacancy prior to the advertised closing date due to the high level of responses we receive for some of our vacancies.

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is committed to improving the health of its staff, patients and the wider community by providing a smoke free environment. A smoke free policy is in operation and smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s sites.

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults.


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