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Staff Nurse (Zetland Ward)

South Tees Hospitals N
Redcar Primary Care Hospital, Cleveland
Competitive salary
Closing date
2 Aug 2021
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36 Hours per week


Are you interested in joining an innovative, motivated and enthusiastic team which puts patients at the heart of everything we do? Do you want to work on a ward that is committed to providing the highest quality of care and maintaining consistently high standards in a professional and friendly atmosphere? Then this could be the exciting and challenging opportunity you are looking for!

We are looking to recruit experienced or newly qualified nurses to join our friendly team and positively contribute to continue our high standards of patient care.

Zetland ward is a 31 bedded community hospital ward providing care for patients with long term health needs who have also been admitted to hospital following an acute episode of illness as well as specialising in stroke rehabilitation. Patients have a range of conditions and can be admitted for stroke rehabilitation, general rehabilitation, palliative care and other general medical conditions.

Nursing skills required include IV drug administration, male and female catheterisation, venepuncture, management of peg tube, to name a few. The ward has a blend of ring fenced beds for Consultant led beds and General Practitioner led beds. This is complimented by Nurse Practitioner cover.

We are looking for hard working, highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, who can personally deliver a high standard of nursing care. Integral to this role is the ability to effectively communicate with the patient, families and carers, and the multi-disciplinary team, including therapists, social services; as some patients require complex discharge planning.

You will be expected to act as a positive role model to junior and unregistered staff, demonstrating an interest in developing the ward and working towards maintaining and improving the standards of care.

We pride ourselves on delivering high standards of care and you will need to demonstrate how you will ensure this through your application and as part of the interview process.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:
  • Explore leadership within the NHS
  • Promote Trust Values and Behaviours
  • Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills
  • Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sharon Shelley (Manager - Zetland Ward)

Tel: 01642 944620

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Please be aware, there are occasions where some vacancies may close prior to the closing date advertised. This will only happen where sufficient applications are received AND will be made evident on the job advert.

Please note if you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from so please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Existing employees of South Tees NHS Foundation Trust currently on the Redeployment Register, who meet the essential criteria for this post, will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to all other applicants.

IMPORTANT - Please ensure you read the 'Guidance Notes for Applicants' document attached to this advert before you start to complete your application form. This document provides detailed advice regarding the completion of your application form. The guidance document also provides in detail what identification and certificates you must provide at interview should you be shortlisted. As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references from their last continuous 3 year employment and/or training/education. The referees MUST be a Line Manager/Supervisor. Applicants are requested to ensure email addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references and references from colleagues are not acceptable.
Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants and those who are not contacted within six weeks of the closing date should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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