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Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 370-NAM5SUR-0119

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Surgical Specialties
Warrington / Runcorn
£23,023 to £29,608 pa

“Our Mission is to be outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other….

Staff Nurse vacancies in our Surgical Specialties

Are you ready for a brighter career in nursing?

Join us on our Nurse Recruitment Open Day on 31st January 2019 as seen on Facebook, Twitter links on the right

The Trust

Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has a vision to provide high quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Warrington, Halton and their surrounding areas.

There has never been a better time to join Warrington & Halton Hospital – we’re a well-established Trust with a great history, constantly striving to improve. A forward thinking recruitment philosophy creates fantastic opportunities for all our employees, whom we refer to as #TeamWHH, it is our aim to be the employer of choice within the region!


We at Warrington & Halton Hospital are looking for staff nurses to join our fabulous team. Whether you have recently finished your training or have a wealth of experience, we would like you to apply for a position with us, as long as you are a conscientious, adaptable and committed nurse who is passionate about their work.

The Role

We have full and part time permanent posts in the following areas:

  • Ward A6- Colo-rectal and General Surgery.
  • Ward A5- Urology and General Surgery.
  • Surgical Assessment Unit
  • Ward C22- Gastroenterology
  • Ward B4- General Surgical Ward
  • DCU- General Surgery

As you can see, there is a wide variety of disciplines that you can choose to specialise in, which means you will have complete control over your career here at WHH.

If you are committed to making a difference, and want to work flexibly in a busy, vibrant environment, then this will be the opportunity for you. If you want to make a difference on a daily basis and go home feeling like you made the right choice about where to work, please apply.

The Candidate

You, as the candidate, should:

  • have extensive knowledge of clinical practices
  • have a positive, can-do attitude
  • have excellent communication and people skills
  • be able to thrive as part of a team

The Benefits

There are some benefits of working with us that you won’t find anywhere else:

  1. We offer flexible working hours, regardless of whether you’re looking for full-time or part-time work. We even offer Night Only Contracts
  2. You’ll get the best experience with us because we have individual offers tailored to suit your needs.
  3. You get to choose your specialty – revitalise your career and learn something new at the same time.
  4. You can walk in to one of our Open Days and walk out with a job offer (see below for more information).

The Location

We are situated directly in between Manchester and Liverpool, two vibrant and trendy cities steeped with diversity and culture. Both are only a 30-minute train journey away, which puts us in an ideal location.

We are also close to the historical city of Chester, which has a reputation internationally for being one of the UK’s prettiest cities.

And then of course we have the stunning Cheshire countryside where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

And last, but certainly not least, Warrington itself is on the rise thanks to new developments, which means there has never been a better time to move here.

Walk in to an Open Day, Walk out with a Job

If you are interested in joining us, we would like to invite you to our next Nurse Recruitment Open Day on 31st January 2018 at Education Centre, Halton General Hospital, Hospital Way, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 2DA.

Here, you will be able to find out more from the nursing team about the six clinical business units, as well as the role in a general sense. And the best part is that you can have an interview whilst at the event and walk out with a job offer the very same day.

Register on our Facebook page, Twitter feed (link on the right) to confirm your attendance to our next Open Day and we will be in touch.

As well as confirming your attendance, we also strongly encourage you to apply through this job listing. This means you won’t have to do it when you arrive on the day and it will also enable you to request an interview time in advance, which will save you waiting around.

We would be very pleased to hear from you, please contact Carole Farrell, 01925 662866, Lead Nurse for Recruitment


This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

This Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes diverse applications from people with disabilities, from ethnic minorities and all other social groups. We encourage all applicants to share their equality information with us; please read `Be counted` and `8 reasons why’ in the additional information. We operate Family Friendly and Career Break policies.

The Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy which does not permit smoking within the Trust premises and grounds/site.

Please provide e-mail addresses for referees as this will facilitate a quicker recruitment process

Please check your e-mail account regularly as you will receive alerts from the NHS Jobsite informing you of a message (including notification of interview)

Please note pay progression is subject to the NHS Agenda for Change Pay Progression provisions applicable from 1st April 2019.

All posts are subject to NHS Employment Check Standards including a DBS check, if applicable. Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the ‘Vulnerable Adults List’, the ‘Children’s List’ and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

A charge of £39 (Standard) or £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

NB. Current employees of Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who have had a satisfactory DBS check, carried out by this Trust during the last 3 years, will not be required to undertake a new one. Where staff have not had a check (classification appropriate to the post offered) within the last 3 years, they will be required to undertake and pay for this, as per the arrangements above.

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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