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Registered Nurse - Orthopaedics

Job Reference: 421-LTUC-0621E

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Wensleydale and Farndale
£24,214 to £30,112 pa pro rata

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is one of only two trusts in Yorkshire and Humber to be awarded HSJ’s Top 100 Best Places to Work. We believe that You Matter Most, and this is reflected in our values of Responsible, Respectful and Passionate. So if you’re looking for an interesting and rewarding career in the NHS, where you can make a real difference to patients’ lives, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is the place for you. We are proud to be awarded Bronze level Investors in People, which recognises our commitment to developing our staff and is an indication of how you will be treated when you work here.

“The team is hardworking and passionate about making patients feel at ease... so much so I’m still here six years later” says Jemma, who began working with us as a trainee nurse and developed her career in Orthopaedics with the Trust. We’re extending our fantastic team of supportive and compassionate nurses in Orthopaedics and welcome your application to join our team.

We have two Orthopaedic wards here at Harrogate Hospital, Wensleydale Ward focuses on elective surgery and Farndale Ward treats emergency and trauma. The Orthopaedics team have achieved some great results recently with surgical areas having been rated as ‘Outstanding’ in our recent CQC assessment.They also have lower rates of readmission to the hospital than the England average.

Starting off as a student nurse at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, Jenny felt so supported, challenged and developed that her nursing career evolved throughout many disciplines at the Trust, leading her into the rewarding position of Matron in the Orthopaedic wards. “I never felt that my career progression was limited in any way at HDFT” enthuses Jenny. “I would encourage anyone to join us!”

Student and newly qualified nurses are welcome to apply. You will benefit from our successful and supportive two year Preceptorship Programme. You will have guaranteed pre-planned action learning and a mentor to ensure that you feel supported as your career in Orthopaedics evolves. “New starters are made to feel very supported and there is a friendly, welcoming atmosphere”, says Sarah, our Wensleydale Ward Sister.We are also keen to receive applications from nurses who are returning to practice.

“When I began working here, I liked the fact that it felt like a small family within the hospital and the team work aspect was excellent.” says Charlotte, a Sister on our Farndale ward. At HDFT, our Orthopaedics teams are putting their patients first by ensuring that staff feels supported and valuable.Do you want to work in a highly supportive, highly functioning environment? Apply to join our team today by clicking ‘Apply for this job.’

Essential requirements: Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and are signatories of the Mindful Employer Charter which underlines our commitment to enhancing the emotional wellbeing of all staff. This commitment begins when you apply to work at our organisation. We will support individuals through reasonable adjustments both at interview and during ongoing employment. In line with the principles of flexible working and improving work life balance, all advertised full time posts will be considered for job share or part time.

We take pride in being a partner organisation in the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network and are committed to supporting research activity as part of the services we provide. We have research projects running across all specialties which are providing evidence and informing local and national practice.

Applicants who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test, as required by UKBI.
In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations, all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

All job offers are subject to Agenda for Change T&C’s, excluding medical posts. Offers may also be subject to a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, dependent on the position.

HDFT takes its responsibility for the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults seriously. Each member of staff must comply with the HDFT policy, procedures and strategies relating to Safeguarding.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. 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, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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