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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/02/2021.

Inpatient Registered Nurse(s)

Job Reference: 449-AS0832

Solent NHS Trust
Royal South Hants Hospital / Western Community Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 p.a. pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Band 5 nurses, we need you!

We are actively seeking diverse, dedicated, caring, compassionate and motivated staff to join our incredibly supportive team. Every single one of our team members is valued and appreciated.

We are a friendly team and we passionate about promoting equality, inclusion and diversity within our workplace. We encourage you to bring your authentic self to work! You will be joining a team that enthusiastically encourages colleagues to suggest improvements to care.

We are looking for nurses to work in our inpatient community hospitals in the heart of Southampton.

The rehabilitation wards at the Royal South Hants Hospital and Western Community Hospital work closely with the community health and social care teams to prevent acute admissions and over reliance on inpatient bed days.

Fanshawe ward is a 19 bedded purpose-built rehabilitation ward, 10 of the beds are step up beds. These are for patients admitted directly from A&E or from home preventing an acute admission.

Lower Brambles is a 24 bedded predominantly older person’s rehabilitation ward which accepts step up and step-down patients. The step-up beds are key to avoiding admission into an acute bed transforming care and moving it closer to home.

Snowdon ward, situated at the Western Community Hospital is a neurological rehabilitation inpatient service, which provides short term assessment, rehabilitation and disability management for people with an acquired brain injury and/or neurological condition.

"Since joining the team at the Royal South Hants, I have grown personally and in my career. I strongly recommend the RSH as a very safe, well lead place to work with and strong team and strong leaders and thesewards have a very special place in my heart" - Mihaela Libita, Staff Nurse

We welcome informal enquiries about these posts, please contact:

Charmian Allen, Ward Manager, or telephone 07918 224477

Hannah Maltby, Recruitment Advisor or telephone 02381 031682

Please note - we aim to shortlist soon after applications are submitted, therefore you will be contacted prior to the closing date of this job advert. All interviews will take place virtually via Zoom or MS Teams.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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.

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Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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.

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