Nurse - Medical Ward Areas

South Warwickshire NHS
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, Warwick
Competitive salary
26 Apr 2021
05 May 2021
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 are not accepting oversea nurse applications at present - we are running a separate advert periodically to accept applications.

Band 5 - Nurse - Medical Ward Areas

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) is looking to recruit enthusiastic compassionate and self-motivated nurses within the Medical Division at Warwick Hospital. We can provide fantastic opportunities for both experienced and newly qualified nurses to join a high performing trust to develop skills, knowledge and experience within your chosen area of expertise. Our nurses strive to give outstanding care and provide only the very best to our patients ensuring a positive experience delivered with enthusiasm and compassion enabling them to leave hospital again as soon as they are able.

All of our ward areas have dedicated friendly, supportive teams in place to support new recruits and to ensure they provide the best care possible and aspire to clinical excellence at all times. We encourage staff development and support a learning environment and our teams are passionate about new learning and progressing staff personally and professionally.

See attached document for a list of all our ward areas in the emergency division

Please specify which wards you are interested in when you complete your application. Informal visits to all wards are welcomed, please contact the ward manager to arrange.


Successful candidates will aspire to our Trust values to provide safe, effective, compassionate care. If you possess these qualities then this is the place for you. You must be enthusiastic, driven, and adaptable, possess excellent communication skills and be a strong dependable team player. You must also be able to work under pressure, work under your own initiative with good time management skills and be able to manage your own workload flexibly to meet the demands of the service.

Benefits of SWFT

SWFT is recognised as an 'employer of choice' and is highly recommended as a place to work.

We are extremely proud to have recently been rated as 'Outstanding' by CQC which shows the commitment and dedication from our workforce. Our employees are as important to us as the care we give to our patients. This is also demonstrated in the national NHS Staff Survey results which shows SWFT as one of the best employers for staff retention, morale, staff engagement and health and well-being.

We can offer you:
  • On-going learning and development, providing clearly structured career pathways in preparation towards specialist or managerial roles.
  • Staff Benefits Platform - Lease Car, Electronics Scheme, Holiday Scheme Childcare vouchers and many more
  • Health and well-being services
  • Flexible working - All working patterns will be considered, Roster patterns provided to support a healthy work/life balance
  • Mentorship and preceptor support, Link nurse roles
  • All NHS standardised benefits - annual leave, pension scheme ect.


For those Nurses due to qualify or recently qualified we have an outstanding preceptorship programme to ensure that you are well supported to get your career off to the best start and to enable you to achieve your potential. This will include supernumerary time and close work with an experienced member of staff to help you in your new position.

The preceptorship is a 12 month programme where you will be assigned a preceptor in each placement area. In the first 6 Months you can expect consolidation of pre-registration practice, the second will develop your clinical expertise and the final placement will concentrate on your personal career aspirations.

We are now receiving applications from oversea nurses who have their IELTS and are in the process of applying for NMC registration


To help us achieve our vision of providing the best possible healthcare, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust run Assessment Centres to select its future employees. This will give opportunity for you get a feel for the culture and learning opportunities within South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust. Assessment will be based on a drug calculations test, an individual interview and a group exercise which will be undertaken against the core values and behaviours that our employees pride themselves with.

The assessment centre is scheduled for Friday 3rd April 2020 so please ensure you are available on this date should your application be shortlisted.

We think South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work. We hope you will too!

For further details / informal visits contact:

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

For more information regarding Nurse vacancies at SWFT or for an informal chat please contact Claire Hawkins (Senior HR Advisor) on 01926 495321 ext 8437 / 07887628247

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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.

The Trust use an Applicant Management System called TRAC which helps us manage the recruitment process. All communications regarding your application will come via TRAC (even if you applied via NHS Jobs).

Please check your TRAC account regularly and ensure your email is set up to accept messages so they don't go into your junk/spam folder.

We aim to shortlist all vacancies within 2 days of the vacancy closing, we will get back to all candidates ASAP.

Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed fully. Please particularly ensure that you provide full details of all referees including business email address, telephone contact details and postal address.

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.

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/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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.

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