Specialist Nurse

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
14 Jan 2019
19 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre. St Mark’s & LNWH has a major teaching commitment and we have recently been awarded University Hospital status after being granted membership of the Association of UK University Hospitals.

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting by being:

  • Compassionate

  • Responsive

  • Innovative

    We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

    Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • H onesty

  • E quality

  • A ccountability

  • R espect

  • T eamwork

    These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

    London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.

Are you a quick thinking, problem-solving dynamic Nurse? Are you looking to enhance your assessment and treatment skills for patients in crisis? Do you enjoy working alongside other professionals and services to achieve the best outcome for your patients? This post could be what you are looking for!

STARRS provides Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Dietitian services which can include specialist assessment, equipment and short-term packages of care.

In collaboration with the London Ambulance Service, General Practitioners and the Emergency Department we provide a fast-paced urgent response service, aimed at allowing patients to be cared for in their own home during times of medical crisis and prevent unnecessary admissions to an acute hospital. Alongside this energetic service we provide an equally comprehsive service to enable safe, timely Early Supported Discharge from the acute hospital, thereby, reducing the length of hospital stay by continuing patient care at home. The team is operational 7 days a week between the hours of 08:00 and 20:30.

We require Specialist Nurses with experience in a wide variety of clinical areas including the community setting. You will need to be able to demonstrate excellent clinical reasoning, risk assessment, verbal and written communication skills. Due to the response standards for the team you must be able to work under pressure and provide timely specialist nurse assessments and interventions. You will be expected to be able to work autonomously and undertake visits in line with the STARRS’ Lone Working Policy.

Experience of supervising other staff and students would be an advantage.

You will receive informal and formal supervision from experienced nurse colleagues within the team. You will have the opportunity to develop and enhance your existing high-level skills in an intermediate care setting. Through our ‘Top to Toe’ training you will be proficient to undertake advanced clinical assessment of patients, which includes recognsing and managing acutely unwell patients in the community. You will be encouraged to participate in Continuing Professional Development.

Crèche facility available on site.

For this post, the following are essential:

• NMC Registration

• Broad range of experience and excellent communication skills

• Car driver (the Trust has a lease car facility available)

For further details / informal visits contact:

Please contact Nipa Shah or Edgar Swart in 020 8869 3654 / 020 8453 2233

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote the wellbeing and safety of all our patients and carers by acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately, according to the standards determined by our policy and procedures. All posts working with vulnerable groups will be subject to an enhanced criminal records check upon appointment and staff will need to give their consent for the Trust to receive regular updates on their criminal records status throughout their employment.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive for certain posts, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. After the closing date we strongly advise you check the email account which is registered with NHS Jobs regularly. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted

Our employment checking processes require that all shortlisted applicants provide the contact details of their current HR Department. If shortlisted you will be sent an email reminder to present the contact details of your HR Department at the interview.

Please note the Trust uses identity checking software for verifying the authenticity of identity documents provided by candidates.

Please note, as per updated UKVI guidelines, from April 2017 candidates appointed to any role that we are able to request sponsorship for a Tier 2 (general) visa will be required to provide an overseas criminal record certificate for themselves and any adult dependents from each country that they have lived in consecutively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Further information on obtaining the criminal record check for time spent abroad can be found on the gov.uk website.

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