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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/12/2019.

Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 370-NAM5ACCU-632

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Acute Cardiac Care Unit
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

We are WHH an NHS Foundation Trust acknowledged as providing a positive learning environment and proud to be recognised as a Teaching Hospital. We provide first class services at Warrington Hospital, Halton General Hospital and the Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre in the North West of England.

Our mission is to be Outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other.

We pride ourselves in being consciously inclusive and enjoy working with and for the diverse community we serve, employing a high calibre of skilled staff, reflective of our communities.

Our vision is to continue to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable health and care services to the local population of Warrington, Halton and beyond. Our approach to healthcare is founded on our five core values; Working Together, Excellence, Accountable, Role Models and Embracing Change.

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! Our beliefs and culture insist that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment from the start of the employment journey.

Working at WHH means joining a team of 4,000+ professional and support staff who local people look to, to keep them well and support their well-being. If you embrace these values and are motivated to making a difference to our patients, we'll look forward to receiving your application.

Clinical Services - Acute Cardiac Care Unit

Staff Nurse


Are you looking for a post in a progressive Trust where you can make a valuable contribution to high quality patient care?

We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated Staff Nurse who is keen to enhance their skills in the field of Cardiology at this exciting time at WHH. Warrington has recently increased to a total of 8 Consultant Cardiologists specialising in Heart Failure management, Imaging, Devices and Intervention, 3 of whom work across sites at both Liverpool Heart and Chest and Manchester Royal Infirmary hospitals.

Warrington Hospital also boasts a Cardiac Catheterisation Suite, performing diagnostic Coronary Angiograms, Permanent Pacemaker and loop recording device insertions and DC Cardioversions along with numerous other clinical procedures. As well as the Cardiac Catheter Suite, WHH boasts a new purpose renovated 26 bedded Acute Cardiac Care Unit consisting of 18 Specialist Cardiology beds and 8 level 2 High Care beds housed in the High Care side of ACCU. The new ACCU location is in close proximity to the 2 medical assessment wards at Warrington resulting in a high turnover of acute cardiology patients, therefore providing lots of exciting opportunities for experience and development of both the staff and the development of Cardiology services at WHH, staff will be encouraged to take advantage of rotation throughout all of the areas of Cardiology to facilitate commitment to staff education and career progression.

The successful candidates should ideally have 6 months post registration experience of working in an acute setting with experience of working within a Cardiology Ward or CCU desirable, however consideration would be given to newly qualified Staff Nurses.

Applicants must be committed to providing high quality evidence based safe care, have excellent communication skills, be able to use their initiative and being a team player is essential within this role.

In return we offer a friendly working environment with on-going development and support from an enthusiastic, dynamic team who are committed to providing the highest standards of care.

Hours:Part Time - 28.75 hours per week

A familiy friendly, flexible rostering system is operated, whichinvolves weekend work and internal rotation on to nights.

A family friendly, flexible rostering system is operated, which involves weekend work and internal rotation on to nights.

For further details, please contact Alison Williams, Ward Manager, Acute Cardiac Care Unit on 01925 662242 for further information or to arrange an informal visit.

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.

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! We encourage all applicants to share their personal information with us to understand why please read `Be counted` and `8 reasons why’ in the additional information.

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

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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 £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.

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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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

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