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Staff Nurse

Employer
South Tees Hospitals N
Location
The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
20 Sep 2021
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Job Details

3 x 37.5 hours

James Cook University Hospital is looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated Registered Nurses to work on our Care of the Older Person's Ward.

You must have:
  • A desire to work with older people on our acute medical wards
  • A passion for older people's care in an acute setting

We have one Older People's medicine wards at James Cook University Hospital that cares for older people who are acutely unwell and require admission to hospital. Many of the patients on the ward will have a diagnosis of dementia along with complex medical problems. They will also require long term condition management.

This is an exciting time to be part of our friendly and forward thinking team. We pride ourselves on delivering co-ordinated, person-centred care. We have lots of exciting initiatives happening at present which include the roll out the Trust's Frailty Strategy.

If you are up to the unique challenge of caring for older frail people then this is an excellent opportunity for you. This is an ideal opportunity to develop your skills and learn about a variety of medical conditions such as diabetes, renal, cardiac and respiratory medicine. We also offer a bespoke training programme including dementia training and complex discharge planning.

Nurses from non-acute or non NHS backgrounds are welcome to apply. You will be supported by the Ward Manager, Practice Development Nurse and Clinical Matron in your continued professional development with the appropriate training opportunities.

Joining the NHS brings with it a variety of benefits such as a generous pension scheme and annual leave entitlement, plus benefits gained through the NHS discounts scheme.

Leadership and Improvement Training

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:

Name Jackie Hoggart Job title WARD MANAGER

Email address jackie.hoggart@nhs.net Telephone number 01642 854511

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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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas .

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