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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/03/2021.

Clinical Sister - Avon Ward

Job Reference: 203-EM4638-A

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
Avon Ward
Frailty Unit E24018, Warwick
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

Come and join a Trust rated Outstanding by the CQC. South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust have been rated as outstanding following our latest inspection by the CQC and we are recruiting new staff to come and help us improve even further.

We are one of the best perfoming NHS Trusts nationally and our staff think this is a great place to work and we hope you will agree.

We provide services across Warwickshire and beyond ranging from Hospitals in Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Royal Leamington Spa and Shipston-on Stour to Community Services across the whole county. We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity. Over 4800 people work for the Trust and many of them have been here a long time. People find they don’t need to go elsewhere to find a fulfilling career in healthcare.

The first thing you will notice about us is how we take our values seriously. We believe that our values underpin everything we do. If you are interested in a role with us you need to make sure our values match your own.

Our values can be summed up in one sentence. We are ‘Trusted to provide safe, effective and compassionate care’. Throughout the recruitment process you will be asked to think about how you demonstrate these values and how they impact on your work. It doesn’t matter what role you do, whether it is patient facing or not, we are all working in the same way with our values at the core.

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BAND 6 – Avon Ward- Diabetes Care

Avon Ward is looking for a compassionate, caring, motivated individual to join our team as a Clinical Sister. We are looking for a committed and experienced nurse who is looking to improve their clinical and managerial skills

Avon ward has enthusiastic nurses, who strive to give outstanding care and want to achieve the very best in themselves and for their patients. Working as a Clinical Sister you will have the ability and drive to encourage team development through your leadership and management skills.

You will have exceptional communication and organisational skills and be highly motivated to develop and deliver best practice.

The successful candidate should have a minimum of two years experience of medical nursing, hold a Teaching and Assessing/Mentoring qualification and be willing to support new staff to the ward.

A 22 bedded ward, Avon has the privilege of caring for Diabetes and general medical patients. We work closely with the diabetes care team, providing education and many learning opportunities for staff and patients.

The ward can offer you a driven, supportive team to help to shape your nursing career. You will be supported by the ward manager and sisters to excel in all aspects of your new role.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who feels they are ready to take the next step in their profession and work within a well-respected team who are ready to help you achieve your potential.

In addition to this we offer you:

  • Exposure to different specialties to gain a wider experience
  • On-going learning and development including CPD/Revalidation support
  • Clearly structured career pathway
  • Childcare vouchers and nursery

The team is hardworking and passionate about their roles; we value the importance of teamwork. Are you compassionate? Can you provide high quality holistic care? Do you hold the trust values? If you possess all these qualities then this is the place for you.


For further information or informal visits please contact Sarah Rawlings Ward Manager on 01926 495321 Extension 8375.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameSarah RawlingsJob titleWard ManagerEmail addresssarah.rawlings@swft.nhs.ukTelephone number01926 495321 extension 8375


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South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer who is commited to Equality and Diversity and does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the grounds of any protected characteristic as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

All South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust sites are smoke free. We feel it’s a great way to help our patients, visitors and staff stay healthy.

The Trust is part of a ‘Foundation Group’ through a strategic alliance with Wye Valley NHS Trust and George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust. This partnership is great for the sustainability of all three organisations and allows us to share learning and maximise opportunities to ensure the delivery of high quality health and care services for our local populations.

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