Staff Nurse - Surgical Assessment Unit

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gayton Road King's Lynn Norfolk, King's Lynn
Competitive salary
25 Nov 2020
04 Dec 2020
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  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

  • The Surgical Assessment Unit cares for acute surgical, early pregnancy, gynaecological, orthopaedic, urological and ENT admissions, andd includes surgical emergency ambulatory care.

    We are seeking to recruit motivated individuals to join our existing friendly and enthusiastic staff as band 5 Staff Nurse.

    Assisting in the delivery of a patient-centred, clinically effective and dynamic service from the patient's admission assessment to discharge, you should be caring, compassionate, forward thinking, well organised and have a positive attitude towards flexibility and change.

    As part of our leadership vision, we are looking to develop our team approach to ensure the provision of the highest quality of emergency frontline surgical care for our patients. This is an opportunity to be part of a new dynamic, innovative team with the aspirations to be a gold standard unit.

    This roles require the individuals to use their own initiative and be an advocate for the team as well as the patients. We will give you the opportunity to develop your innovative skills in order to create new processes that support the unit's vision.

    You will need to have excellent communication skills and have the ability to work autonomously under pressure in this very busy department.

    As a member of our team you should be able to demonstrate a desire for personal and professional development and you will be supported by the practice development team in meeting your individual learning needs. You will then benefit from on-going continuing professional development opportunities during your career at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Foundation Trust.

    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.

    For further details / informal visits contact:

    Katy Whicker Matron for Surgery

    01553 613613 ext 3368 or bleep 3711

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    Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the criteria specified in the person specification regardless of age, gender, disability, race ,ethnicity, religion, belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances. Only those applicants who demonstrate in the application form how they meet the criteria in the person specification will be shortlisted for interview. We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess and can demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our core values (attached).

    Please be aware that if applying via NHS Jobs, your application will be imported into Trac. All subsequent information will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through NHS Jobs & we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent via NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to the transfer of information in the application form to Trac jobs & if you are offered a job your personal information will be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records (ESR) system. Please check your email account regularly for communication regarding this vacancy.

    We offer our staff a wide range of benefits including:
    • Flexible working opportunities
    • Childcare support
    • Free counselling service
    • NHS Pension scheme

    Please note due to high volume of applications for some posts, this post may close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role asap.

    Admin & Clerical staff may be required to act as Loggists for a major incident.

    Team QEH are one of the most research-active organisations for our size in the UK, recruiting more patients to trials than most others in the country (1,062 in 18/19). We are also now recognised as one of the fastest trusts in the country from set up to recruitment.

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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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