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Staff Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner

Job Reference: 415-AJ18-513ND

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum pro rata
Suitable for newly qualified

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated band 5 staff nurse or Operating Department Practitioner to join our existing dedicated friendly team of staff within the Outpatient Department. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to be part of the Outpatient team in the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust.

Duties will include working alongside the Healthcare Assistants where you will be responsible for assessing patients, preparing them for doctors assessment in clinics, being the patients advocate and taking patient observations, carrying out MUST Screening as well as working in nurse led clinics e.g. Dressing clinics for Plastics and Orthopaedics.

The Main Outpatients clinics incorporate a variety of Specialities from Medicine to Surgery. There will be an opportunity to Mentor Student Nurses to facilitate their learning and support the Healthcare Assistants within the Department.

Clinics run in the ENT Department supporting Clinicians within the clinical setting and working in a Theatre setting for Plastics supporting the Plastic Surgeon as a Scrub Nurse with Healthcare Assistant support.

We are looking for someone who has experience working within the outpatient clinic setting or is willing to take part in further training. Previous experience in this area would be an advantage but not essential as full training will be given.

Closing date – 26/11/2018

**As this post is in a shortage occupation code it qualifies for the Trust’s Recommend a Friend Scheme, please find further information on the attached link**

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

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. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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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