Staff Nurse - Elderly Care

Lewisham and Greenwich
University Lewisham Hospital, Lewisham
Competitive salary
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

Job Details

We are seeking dedicated, motivated people to help us provide high quality care to our local communities. In return for your hard work, we offer well-established, structured mentoring and staff development packages to support you in your role.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Are you passionate about ensuring that all elderly people have the opportunity to live fulfilled and respected lives as well as providing care with dignity that meets older people's needs?

This is a wonderful time to join the elderly care team on Oak, Ash, Aspen and Elm wards at University Hospital Lewisham where the patients and carers are at the heart of everything we do.

Oak Ward

Oak ward has 28 beds with a speciality in providing care for patients with Dementia, delirium and cognitive impairment. Working on Oak ward gives you the opportunity to develop your skills in dementia care, assessment skills, end of life care and general nursing care.

Ash Ward

Ash ward has 18 beds consisting of 4 bays each with 4 beds and 2 side rooms. Whilst working on Ash ward there will be opportunities to develop new skills in relation to older person's frailty, dementia and long term conditions including pressure ulcers, falls and complex discharge planning.

Aspen Ward

Aspen ward is a new unit with a big future where you will have the opportunity to develop your elderly care skills as well as dementia awareness and palliative care. We have recently recruited an extremely talented Ward Sister who is helping to shape the unit to improve patient experience.

Elm Ward

Elm ward is an acute elderly and orthogeriatric ward where you will have the chance to develop new skills in relation to older persons frailty, dementia, long term conditions including pressure ulcers, falls, complex discharge planning as well as using these skills when caring for pre and post-operative fracture neck of femur patients on the care pathway.

You will be part of an upbeat dynamic team bringing energy and a strong focus on multidisciplinary teamwork in supporting our elderly patients.

You will receive an annual Individual Performance Review by your line manager to help facilitate your development. We support staff with post registration courses relevant to their field of practice at Greenwich and Kings College Universities.

In addition, to further support you in your role, the Trust can also offer accredited leadership and management training: Level 5 - Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership. This apprenticeship is fully funded and specifically designed to meet the needs of middle managers wishing to acquire a range of management knowledge and skills and thus develop their career

To be successful in the role, you will:
  • Be a Registered Nurse with current NMC registration or newly qualified
  • Ability to work flexibly across all shift patterns
  • Have a passion for delivering high quality patient care

If you encompass the 6Cs, are well organised and willing to rise to any challenge and keep a smile on your face then submit your application online today and come and meet us at our recruitment morning.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMartha Foday Care of the Elderly and FrailtyJob titleMatronEmail addressm.foday@nhs.netTelephone number07768 203 380

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For vacancies where a high volume of applications are received, we reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Due to the volume of applications for some posts, it may not be possible for us to contact all applicants with the outcome of the shortlisting. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been successful.

Mandatory vaccination in care homes - from the 11th of November 2021, there is a legal requirement that all staff working in or deployed into a CQC regulated care home must be fully vaccinated (received both doses of a recognised vaccine). If your role is covered by the regulation, you are required to proof of full vaccination as part of your pre-employment checks.

If you have a disability which makes completing an application form difficult please contact:

For substantive Non Clinical roles Non Medical Recruitment on 020 8836 5770; for Clinical roles at QEH Medical Staffing on 020 8836 6777/6749, Clinical roles at UHL call 020 8333 3215, 020 8333 3147, for Temporary Staffing roles, please contact Bank Recruitment Office on 020 8836 6825/5302, quoting the vacancy reference number.

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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