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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/12/2021.

Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 192-SD-21-1171

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
D8 Head and Neck
£25,655 to £31,534 Per Annum

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust was rated good by the Care Quality Commission in its recent inspection report published in January 2020.

The Trust is committed to driving excellence in care for patients and communities, through its five-year strategy ‘Working Together’. In support of its strategy, in July 2020, the Trust became a university hospital, and will work to drive benefits for patients, colleagues and the local community by embedding research, education and training across the organisation.

The Trust’s main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which started life more than a century ago as a military hospital. Today it is one of the largest, modern hospitals on the south coast, with 1,200 beds housed in light, bright, infection resistant, en-suite wards. With a turnover of close to £600m, the Trust provides comprehensive secondary care and specialist services to a local population of 675,000 people across South East Hampshire. Some tertiary services are provided to a wider catchment in excess of two million people. The Trust employs over 7,300 staff and is the largest employer in Portsmouth.

Being You @ PHU

Our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for getting it right for patients, colleagues and our community you will find a home at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU).

In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Staff Nurse

We are a department where no two days are ever the same, we strive to maintain a working environment in which safety, quality and patient experience is our focus.

We are a passionate and dynamic team that learns and develops together, we understand the importance of supporting our staff to be the best – whether you are a newly qualified nurse, looking for variety at the start of your career, or wanting to make a move into higher dependency nursing, we are the team for you.

The D8 team are looking to recruit registered nurses to join our busy unit which consists of Head and neck assessment area and ward area , and delivering specialist enhanced care to patient`s within, ENT, Maxillofacial and Ophthalmology. Every day is different, whether that be taking direct referrals from our busy Emergency Dept. local G. P’s, treatment centres and other local hospitals. We provide holistic care for patients recovering from major head and neck surgery individualizing care for patients who have undergone a variety of surgical procedures, some of which can have a profound effect on both them and their families. We will give you the ability to develop your professional nursing skills and knowledge, and as always ensuring the patient remains the focus of care.

We know that career development is important to you, so to thank you for your contribution in helping us to develop an effective team we promise to deliver:

  • An excellent training and induction package – developing the best skills to deliver specialist care to patients and their families
  • Development opportunities
  • Rotational opportunities
  • Leadership and management pathways, with support and guidance to help you achieve the most from your career
  • Looking for a better work/life balance? We can offer opportunities for flexible working

About Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Our values, standards and behaviours demonstrate the emphasis we place on patients care, staff, volunteers and wider community. We do this by always improving by seeking feedback and developing through learning. As a trust, we call this working together for patients, with Compassion as One Team and Always Improving.These values are what drives the quality of care patients receives and help our employees make a significant difference to our patients and families lives.

Portsmouth is a vibrant and dynamic waterfront city packed with great reasons to visit, work and live. Situated on the south coast of England, Portsmouth has wonderful museums and is great for shopping and short breaks. With house 20% cheaper than London, Portsmouth is one of the easiest cities in the UK to purchase a house and is the tenth best city outside of London to purchase a property.

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Closing Date: 16th December 2021

If you are considering becoming an employee of Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, from the 1 April 2022 there is a legal requirement for our staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The only exemption is for a medical reason. You will need to provide evidence of your vaccination or medical reason via the NHS App as part of our onboarding process. If you are worried about getting vaccinated please do access the NHS website and search covid vaccine.

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