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Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 249-PC-P0393

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£23,023 to £29,608 pa

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon is proud to have a team of highly skilled, kind and compassionate staff that deliver high quality care for our patients. The Trust provides acute services from the Great Western Hospital and community healthcare services across Swindon. We are an ambitious and progressive Foundation Trust, committed to continuing our quality journey so that we can exceed our patient’s expectations.

We have recently been successful in our bid for £30 million of national funding to develop an Integrated Front Door, expand our Emergency Department, purchase land for potential expansion and to help us develop new models of care, such as an intensive rehabilitation offer. And we have many more ambitious plans. This is a great and exciting milestone which will help us to maintain quality and safety for people in Swindon and the surrounding areas over the coming years.

Would you like the opportunity to work in a dynamic outpatient department committed to providing the best care possible for patients? Would you like the opportunity to work in a department that prides itself on the service it provides?

If the answer to the above questions is YES then the Ears, Nose & Throat Department at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon is the place for you! We are a dynamic department looking to recruit a Band 5 Nurse. The unit is supported by a friendly, dedicated and highly skilled set of consultants and clinicians, as a Band 5 nurse, you will also benefit from the support of 2 Band 6 Sisters, an excellent team of Health care assistants along with your Band 5 peers and trainee nurse associates.

You will work closely with colleagues and be given opportunities to learn about the specialty. There may also be the opportunity to rotate between different departments giving you excellent opportunities to develop new skills within Head & Neck. You will also be able to utilise clinical skills in our outpatient department, perform allergy testing as well as attending courses to develop your knowledge in other areas such as the FLAP mentoring course. Although experience in Nurse led Aural Care (Microsuction) is desirable, candidates without the qualification will be considered for development of this bespoke Nursing skill as that the right candidate will be expected to lead with Nurse led clinics from within the department. We also encourage our nurses to undertake Link roles like Health & Safety, Infection Control and WHO Audit data collection.

We are currently seeking a Band 5 Nurse who possesses excellent communication abilities and are able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in planning, facilitating and delivering care to patients within the department alongside our consultants and clinicians. Teamwork is an essential part of this role as you will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. We are offering full time hours and staff work currently Monday to Friday. Shifts will consist of day pattern and a share of evening clinics and rotation to our satellite site.

If you would like to visit the department on an informal basis we would welcome the opportunity to show you around and meet with our staff. Alternatively, we are happy for you to contact us by phone for a chat about the role, the department and the exciting opportunity we have.

To arrange a visit or for an informal chat please contact Chris Bumford, Senior Charge Nurse for Head & Neck on 01793 604875 or alternatively contact Kelly Greensides, Junior Sister on 01793 604414.

All correspondance in relation to your appliaction is via NHS jobs; any emails may default to your Junk inbox. Check your Junk file for any updates on your application.


Working in healthcare is rewarding and we will work with you to maximize your potential. All we ask in return is that you live by our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect.

  • We invest in your training and development to pursue a successful and fulfilling career in healthcare.
  • As an NHS employer we offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered in the UK.
  • Permanent staff receive at least 27 days' holiday each year, a generous pension, plus other benefits including flexible working options and exclusive discounts.
  • Bank workers receive one extra hours pay for every 12 hours worked in place of annual leave entitlement, plus other benefits including pension.
  • We offer an onsite Nursery and are one of the first employers in the country to offer 30 hours of free childcare a week subject to eligibility.

Application information:

The vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications are received.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period, with the exception of medical and dental candidates.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates are required to pay for their own DBS check where applicable. Standard DBS check costs £26 and will be recovered from your first pay; Enhanced DBS check costs £44 and will be split and recovered over the first 2 pay.

Bank posts requiring a DBS check; payment must be made prior to commencing.

Apprentices are exempt from payment.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to safer recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.

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