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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/01/2021.

Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 415-L20-482

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Staples Ward
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata

An exciting opportunity has arisen on our newly established and refurbished, 24 bedded general medical ward that specialises in stroke and neurological conditions. We currently have a mix of substantive and 10 month fixed-term full time and part time positions available for Staff Nurses on Staples Ward Stroke Unit. We are currently have two full time (37.5 hours a week) substantive roles and one full time (37.5 hours a week) fixed term contract for Staples but substantive to the Trust.

We are looking for hardworking, enthusiastic and motivated people, who have a passionate interest in caring for patients with a variety of clinical and complex needs. We strive to incorporate the 6cs into our everyday nursing care, so if you feel you are a good communicator who is committed, competent, and shows courage, care and compassion then we want you in our team.

We embrace the holistic approach to nursing taking great pride in delivering high quality care. You need be a team player and willing to learn new skills and knowledge.

We have patients with both complex physical and psychological needs including dementia. As a ward we work 12.5 hours shifts with the rotation on to nights, weekends and Bank Holidays

For further information, please contact Ward Manager Sharon Middleton on 01271 322360

Closing Date: 24th January 2021

** As this post is in a shortage occupation code it qualifies for the Trust’s Recommend a Friend Scheme, please find further information on the attached link**


Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Applications from job seekers who require 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 Resident Labour Market Test. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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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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