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Registered Nurse - Respiratory

Job Reference: 234-19-RESP-07A

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum, pro rata

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:

People-focused: We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

Wish you were here..? Take a look at our recruitment brochure under the 'Further links' section to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer

We are looking for a Registered Nurse to join our multidisciplinary team on our dedicated Respiratory ward. With strong clinical leadership and a culture of teamwork we believe our nurses are our greatest asset and we want to invest in you and your development.

Working as a Registered Nurse within Respiratory Medicine you will help us care for a diverse group of patients with respiratory based conditions as part of a well-organized and friendly team. Our patients are at the heart of everything we do and being focused on delivering the quality of care that our patients and relatives expect is vital in this role using both a clinical and holistic approach.

What is so exciting about Respiratory Medicine at NNUH?

We have some really innovative things happening as we continue to expand and develop our Acute Respiratory Service (ARC). We are in the process of implementing two designated 6 bedded ARC bays one to care for up to 12 patients on Non-invasive ventilation (NIV). Part of the development of this service is to offer opti-flow and tracheostomy care.

The biggest investment however will be in the education and development of the nursing team by embedding a robust training scheme to support nursing staff to take on these enhanced skills and provide outstanding care for patients.

With an investment in technology we are revolutionizing patient treatment and freeing up Nurses time – no manual blood pressure– we have the technology to do it for us!

This is an idea opportunity for a nurse who wants a long term career in HDU as the ward caters for more acute patients, we would support a nurse wanting to learn skills and look towards future career development.

Future career opportunities are varied and encouraged as Respiratory Medicine is at the forefront of developing specialist roles for nurses taking a leading role in the care of patients. We also take an imaginative approach to our nursing teams and were the first speciality to introduce a Nurse Registrar into the team.

The respiratory team is committed to providing the best possible care to our patients and this requires dedication from all our staff and this role will be no exception. We will expect you to share our passion for achieving excellence in the care of our patients


Just think where your NNUH career could take you. Norfolk and Norwich university Hospital is the 6th largest acute hospital in the UK with new clinics and services being introduced each year, the possibilities are endless. With strong links to the University of East Anglia and Norwich Research Park we want to give our staff every opportunity and the support to achieve their potential.

Why Norwich?

In Norwich a staggering 77% of people say they love their job. Although less than 2 hours from London and serviced by excellent transport links , Norwich is one of few UK cities that still retain a strong local identity and with that a strong sense of community – people walk down the street and say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee order, you get to know about interesting local projects.

This strong sense of self along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the best city to work in.

Wish you were here?

So do we…..

We are looking for hard working and dedicated Band 5 Registered Nurses to join our team. Working as part of a full rota you will form part of the Nursing Team as we aim to deliver the gold standard in patient care. In return for your hard work we will fully support you with training and development

Hours of work: Full and part time hours available, rotational 12 hour shifts, day and night.

Our values of People Focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence – PRIDE – are important to us as we take PRIDE in our work. We hope that in your application you will show us how you take PRIDE in your work too.

To find out more visit the working for us pages on the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Website. Here you can learn more on the department and life living and working in Norfolk.

Opening Date for Applications: 8th July 2019

Closing Date for Applications: 22nd July 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alison Noble, Ward Sister: 01603 286449

The Job Description provides details of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not apprenticeships): We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: All our communication with you regarding your application will be by e-mail so please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

Data Protection: A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

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.

UK Registration

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

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