Band 5 Staff Nurse
We are looking for Band 5 Staff Nurses with experience in medical nursing, who will take individual responsibility for their work and for their patients ensuring they have a positive experience. They will also demonstrate care and compassion with frail older patients. We are offering an attractive recruitment scheme for all new band 5 staff Nurses over 3 years in total £2000 per new employee (Subject to tax and NI and non- pensionable, terms and conditions apply). After 6 Months £500, then at 18 months £500 and after 36 months £1,000. You will be based on Ward 3 at St Luke's in Market Harborough caring predominantly for frail, elderly, medically unwell patients. Ward 3 manage a range of specialities including sub -acute medically step down patients, those who have complex discharge needs and palliative patients for symptom control or 'end of life' care. The community hospital wards all have an integrated patient management. Family and MDT goal setting are an integral part of the registered nurse role in all our in-patient areas. Supported by the Ward Sister and Matron, you will demonstrate and develop your professional accountability, innovative thinking and contribute to the clear vision for the in-patient nursing areas. We use electronic systems including System One for patient records, Nervecentre and EPMA (electronic medication prescribing and administration system). We offer training and personal development within the wards and at our Learning and Development Centre to ensure you have the knowledge/skills to meet patient needs and complete your revalidation CPD requirements. In addition we offer: free parking on all our sites and a shift pattern that includes traditional 7.5 hour shifts and a long shift pattern. We offer flexible working patterns and an opportunity to work predominantly days or predominantly nights. We can clarify this at interview. We strongly recommend that you visit one of our wards during the application process so that you understand fully the types of patients on our wards, our patient management process with the MDT, how we facilitate timely discharges and communicate this to our patients and their families. Please contact Sarah Bowden, Matron on or via email at either discuss this post or arrange a visit prior to interview. We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process. Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert. For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy. To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements. For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy. We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK. For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement. Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered. Applicants who are currently 'at risk' within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post. Twitter @lptjobs / facebook.com/lptjobs 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. UK Registration Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas .