Nurse - Mary Ward

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
Mary Ward 24034, Warwick
Competitive salary
17 Nov 2020
23 Nov 2020
Role Type
Start Date
Come and join a Trust rated Outstanding by the CQC. South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust have been rated as outstanding following our latest inspection by the CQC and we are recruiting new staff to come and help us improve even further.

We are one of the best perfoming NHS Trusts nationally and our staff think this is a great place to work and we hope you will agree.

We provide services across Warwickshire and beyond ranging from Hospitals in Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Royal Leamington Spa and Shipston-on Stour to Community Services across the whole county. We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity. Over 4800 people work for the Trust and many of them have been here a long time. People find they don't need to go elsewhere to find a fulfilling career in healthcare.

The first thing you will notice about us is how we take our values seriously. We believe that our values underpin everything we do. If you are interested in a role with us you need to make sure our values match your own.

Our values can be summed up in one sentence. We are 'Trusted to provide safe, effective and compassionate care'. Throughout the recruitment process you will be asked to think about how you demonstrate these values and how they impact on your work. It doesn't matter what role you do, whether it is patient facing or not, we are all working in the same way with our values at the core.

To keep up to date on our latest recruitment activity follow us on twitter @swftrecruit or look us up on Facebook (Recruitment - South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust).

We're not currently hiring for overseas nurses - must have NMC Registration.

Mary Ward - South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

Mary Ward is a 22 bedded Ward that cares for Respiratory patients with acute and chronic respiratory illness and disease.

Mary Ward nursing staff are trained to care for patients with a range of Respiratory conditions including those with COPD, Cancer or Respiratory Failure. Some of our patients have the need for chest drains, tracheostomies or need non-invasive ventilation, CPAP or high flow oxygen therapies. We adapted well to COVID 19 and changed our working practices accordingly.

We work closely with Critical Care Outreach and ITU to ensure that the patient has the most appropriate care, in the best environment with the skilled team they need. On Mary we have a supportive team of Consultants and Senior Nurses who work closely with the patients, their family and the Junior staff to ensure that a holistic assessment of the patient's need is achieved.

We care for patients from diagnosis, throughout regular admissions until in some cases the end of their life.

We work well with the palliative care teams both in the hospital, local Hospices and the community.

Mary Ward's manager Sara has a keen interest in staff development, is an experienced mentor and preceptor with an extensive background in both Acute and Palliative care. Therefore she is in a great position to advise staff on their personal development plans.

All working patterns considered (including night, and weekend contracts) please contact us to tell us what you are looking for.

What are we looking for?
  • Nurses who want high dependency / Emergency Care
  • Newly qualified nurses who are looking for a supportive environment to shape their nursing career.
  • Experienced nurses that are looking for a new challenge in respiratory nursing.
  • Candidates who are interested in helping us become a flagship ward for palliative and end of life care.

What can we offer?

Our manager Sara is determined to help all staff achieve their goals and ambitions and can offer a personalised plan for staff to ensure their potential is reached, including:
  • Development pathways to specialist or managerial roles.
  • Four Week Induction.
  • Learning and Training Opportunities.
  • A range of clinical skills training to suit the individual as well as the ward.
  • Mentorship and preceptor support.
  • Link nurse roles.
  • Roster patterns to support a healthy work/life balance.
  • Clearly structured career pathway.
  • We are launching a 6 Bed Non Invasive Ventilation Unit where our Nurses will be working closely with the outreach team to take patients from A&E and ITU.

What does the trust offer?
  • Staff Benefits
  • Lease Car Scheme
  • Electronics Scheme
  • Childcare vouchers and nursery
  • Multiple car parking sites
  • Health and well-being services
  • Clearly defined support network from ward buddy system right up to Head of Nursing

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameClaire HawkinsJob titleSenior HR AdvisorEmail addressclaire.hawkins@swft.nhs.ukTelephone number07887628247Additional contact information

For further details / informal visits contact:

Claire Hawkins (Senior HR Advisor) 01926 495321 ext 8437 or Sara Houghton (Ward Manager) on 01926 495321 ext 4368.

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Sometimes we get a lot of applications for our roles. On those occasions we might close the job early. If you don't want to miss out we recommend submitting your application as early as possible.

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South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer who is commited to Equality and Diversity and does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the grounds of any protected characteristic as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

All South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust sites are smoke free. We feel it's a great way to help our patients, visitors and staff stay healthy.

The Trust is part of a 'Foundation Group' through a strategic alliance with Wye Valley NHS Trust and George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust. This partnership is great for the sustainability of all three organisations and allows us to share learning and maximise opportunities to ensure the delivery of high quality health and care services for our local populations.

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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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