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Community Nurse - Band 5

Job Reference: 179-040-19-I

Employer:
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Neighbourhood Nursing and Care Team
Location:
Bury Locality in West Suffolk
Salary:
£23,023 to £29,608 pa

About West Suffolk Hospital & Community Services

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) provides hospital and community health care services to the population of west Suffolk and is an associate teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge. We serve a predominantly rural geographical area of roughly 600 square miles with a population of around 280,000.

In addition to the main hospital, we employ staff in a number of community-based locations across Suffolk. Working collaboratively with community services enables us to assist with reducing pressure across the NHS system and provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

We work hard to make West Suffolk Hospital and our community services a great place to work. A high performing Trust, our most recent CQC results gave us an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’ – the highest possible rating. We are very proud to be one of a very few acute trusts in the country, and currently the only one in the east of England, to hold this accolade

We regularly receive positive feedback in NHS staff surveys in a range of key areas, consistently scoring in the top 20% of Trusts nationally against seven criteria:

  • recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive treatment

  • satisfaction with the quality of work and patient care they are able to deliver

  • agreeing their role makes a difference to patients

  • feeling recognised and valued by managers and the organisation

  • satisfaction with the level of responsibility and involvement they are given

  • satisfaction with resourcing and support feeling the organisation takes an interest in and action on health and wellbeing.

When applying for jobs, please ensure you read the advert carefully to identify whether the job you wish to apply for is based at the main hospital or at one of our community locations.

Come and join us and be part of, what we think, is the best hospital in the east of England.


Community Nurse - Band 5 - Fixed Term - 37.5 hours per week. Part time and secondments are encouraged

Do you want to be part of an exciting model of holistic and person-centred community care?

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Neighbourhood Nursing and Care team to deliver a holistic, community model of care at home. This project is inspired by a Dutch model of integrated health and care, known as Buurtzorg.

The Successful Candidate will deliver integrated personal and health care to patients in a small geographical area around Bury St Edmunds. You will work within a team to provide holistic patient-centered care that promotes self-management, patient engagement and improves overall patient and staff satisfaction.

The chosen candidate will work within a team, with strong support from your team members and a coach, to deliver the best care to your patients.

The aim of the Neighbourhood Nursing and Care Team is to:

  • Keep people at the center of decision-making about their care and support
  • seek the best solutions which promote independence and streamline care more effectively
  • focus not only on current needs of patients, but to also focus on preventing future problems
  • take a holistic view which draws on patients formal and informal networks to allow individuals to stay in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

The successful applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to this way of working.

The service will operate between the hours of 8am to 6pm daily.

Salary will be calculated on Agenda for Change and salary pay point according to NHS experience; you will start on your current spine point.

Secondment opportunities will be considered.

At this stage the project will run at least until the end of 2019, however there is a commitment to continue beyond this point.

The project is being delivered by a coalition of partners including West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group, Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Community Healthcare, West Suffolk councils and the East of England LGA. West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust will be the employer.

The post holder will be required to show commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable individuals in line with Suffolk Safeguarding policy and procedures. Rigorous recruitment checks are carried out and where applicable to the role successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

For further information please contact Julie Harper, Community Project Nurse Tel: 07940444110

 

As a thank you for joining the West Suffolk Hospital, we are offering all new* Band 5 Staff Nurses a welcome payment of £1,500 on appointment and a further £1,500 if you remain with the Trust after a year of employment.

 

*Previous West Suffolk Hospital employees must have a gap of over 6 months since their last employment with the Trust to be eligible for this payment.

 

Contractual terms will apply – employee’s leaving the Trust within the first or second year of employment will be required to repay a percentage of this payment on a sliding scale.

 

**Relocation package of up to £2000 available for the successful candidate. Please refer to our Removal and Accommodations Expenses’ Policy under ‘Additional Documentation’**

 

If you are an overseas applicant and need to complete the IELTS exam to be able to register with the NMC then the Trust will fund 1 attempt at the exam. If required the Trust will fund the cost of one additional IELT / OET from Level 6.5 to Level 7 / OET grade C+ to grade B.

 

 

**In order to improve efficiency, all correspondence relating to this vacancy, including invitations to interview will be by email only, via NHS Jobs. Would you therefore please ensure you check your emails on a regular basis**

In submitting an application form, you authorise West Suffolk NHS FT to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process, should you be appointed to the post.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification for this position, please click on the Job Description link (below). You should use the Additional Information section of your application to state how you meet the requirements of the Person Specification.

The successful candidate for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure at Enhanced level.

For Band 1 and Band 2 posts, the cost of the DBS Disclosure will be met by the Trust. However, any employees at Band 1 and Band 2 who leave the Trust within six months of commencing their post will have a £10 administration fee deducted from their final salary. For posts at Band 3 and above, the cost of the Disclosure will be met by the appointed employee and deducted in instalments from their salary over a period of three months. If the employee leaves the Trust within three months of commencing their post, any outstanding payments will be deducted from their final pay.

All applicants should click on the link entitled “How will my application be processed?” prior to submitting their application form.

The closing date for this vacancy may change if we receive a strong response. Please ensure that you apply for any post you are interested in as soon as possible.

 




We will endeavour to notify you on the progress of your application. Please note that this could be via email or post; therefore you should ensure you regularly check your email account for new messages.

We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.


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



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