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Staff Nurse Recruitment Event March 2019

Job Reference: 409-1529370

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Various areas
Whiston, Prescot
Band 5

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!

The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of nine in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Our latest achievements include:

  • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018

  • Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018

  • The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.

  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)

  • Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017 and 2018)

  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)

In the NHS Staff Survey 2018 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;

  • Positive organisation culture of safety

  • Quality of care

  • Staff engagement

  • Staff morale

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion

  • Providing a safe environment for staff

Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.

If you are an NHS At Risk applicant, please state this in your supporting information section of your application form.

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Are you an experienced Registered Nurse or a Student Nurse due to qualify in 2019?

If so, attending our StHK Recruitment Event on Saturday 2nd March 2019 10am – 2pm will give you the opportunity to:

    • visit the hospital
    • meet your future colleagues
    • discuss training options and could be a starting or turning point in your nursing career!!

Why choose us? Our latest achievements include:

    • Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
    • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)

What we can offer:

    • The training and development opportunities are endless; we offer a great Preceptorship Programme for newly-qualified nurses, in our state of the art clinical simulation rooms within our Education & Training Centre. In addition you will be enrolled on our revolutionary PML programme providing a 3 year framework incorporating a Mentoring course and enrolment onto our leadership programme.
    • Excellent staff benefits including on site; Health Work & Wellbeing Service dedicated to supporting managers and staff within the workplace providing a range of services including holistic therapy, counselling and wellbeing initiatives and events such as the NHSNW Games.
    • The Trust has an Employee of the Month Award and also organises an Annual black tie Awards Presentation Evening.
    • Subsidised restaurant and on site car parks and car lease programme
    • For Student Nurses awaiting their PIN; you will have the opportunity to start as a Band 4 HCA

At St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust, numerous dedicated nurses have commenced or enhanced a very promising career by attending our recruitment days. Once you become a STHK nurse, you will find that the support received from staff and the gratitude of well treated patients gives you the energy and desire to thrive in a fast paced environment – all for a great cause: to deliver 5 star patient care. Before you know it, you will be up-skilling and preparing for your next career challenges in the Trust, in the community or in healthcare in general.

If you are interested, why not apply on-line or come along with your CV on Saturday 2nd March 2019 and discuss your options with our nursing teams.

The Recruitment Event will take place in the Education, Training and Conference Centre, based in Nightingale House, on the Whiston Hospital site, Warrington Road, L35 5DR, Prescot.

The last interview will take place at 13:000hrs.

These posts will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable adults and children) disclosure.

Opening Date: Thursday 24th January 2019

Closing date: Friday 22nd February 2019

Interviews will be held on the day or week commencing Monday 11th March 2019

For further details contact, The Recruitment Team at

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are committed to providing an environment and services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity, we welcome applications from all sections of the communities we serve to enable us to reflect their diversity and improve the delivery of the services we provide.

Any information gathered during the application process relating to protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is gathered for statistical purposes only and is not made available to recruiting managers at any stage of the recruitment process.

As a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who consider themselves to have a disability and who meet the minimum selection criteria (essential) at each stage of the selection process.You can indicate your wish submit an application under the Trust's guaranteed interview scheme in the personal information section of the online application form.

If you consider yourself to be disabled or have any other long term health issues and have special support needs in applying for a job, attending for an interview or in undertaking any tests as part of a selection process, please inform us of any reasonable adjustments you require in order for us to support you in maximising your ability to gain employment with us.

The Trust is a non-smoking site. Failure to follow this rule could lead to disciplinary action.

If you are having difficulty completing an online application, please contact

Please be aware, that we may close a vacancy earlier than stated, should a sufficient number of applications be received from which a shortlist can be confirmed therefore you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

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

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