Staff Nurse (Short Stay Unit)

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Reading, UK
21 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Royal Berkshire hospital are pleased to announce that following our CQC inspection has been rated 'outstanding' with inspectors reporting that we have made significant improvements. The Trust's overall rating has also improved to 'good'. This is a great opportunity to join our clinical or non-clinical teams to create a positive and motivating environment within our trust. Come and join our team in this exciting time of change as we pride ourselves, our staff and our services on excellence.

At the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust we put our patients at the heart of every element of health and care that we provide. The Trust works together as a community to deliver its vision which is "Working together to provide outstanding care for our community."

We are Compassionate in our thoughts, words and actions

We are Aspirational and have a true desire to be dynamic and to innovate

We are Resourceful and responsible in the way we work and live

We are Excellent in our development, fairness and sharing best practice

Amazing things happen at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust; delivered by amazing people......why don't you come and join us.......

Band 5 Staff Nurse - Short Stay Unit (SSU)

We currently have a full time post 37.5 hours per week

The Short Stay Unit (SSU) has relocated to a new unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital!!

We are a Consultant led 25 bedded unit specialising in caring for acute medical short stay patients, with a fully documented plan to discharge within 48-72 hrs of admission. Any patients, who are deemed suitable and documented by the Medics to be short stay patients, will be transferred to the Short Stay Unit (SSU) from the Emergency Department (ED), Acute Medical Unit (AMU) or the Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit (AECU).

We are looking for experienced or newly qualified nurses who are keen to develop their knowledge and skills in an acute medicine environment. You will be joining a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team in which nurses are encouraged to be proactive. You will be given an individual, structured career pathway to facilitate professional development supported by a full time Mentor and Practice Educator.

We are looking for talented individuals to support our quality care delivery, who are highly motivated with excellent communication, leadership and team building skills.

The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust continues to grow and increase our reputation for clinical excellence. We are committed to delivering high quality care to our patients.

Please note SSU work the long day model of 07.00-7.30/19:00-07:30 shifts.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Sally Simmons, Ward Manager on 0118 322 5220

For further details / informal visits contact:

As part of our development programme, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with Henley Business School, Reading, offer a 3 year BA (Hons) in Applied Management. As a Trust, we are delighted to offer such prestigious programme which is accredited with Chartered Management Institutes . We are the only NHS Trust offering this programme and it is a unique opportunity for our staff. Normal application and acceptance process will apply for staff who want to undertake this course.

All new appointments, with the exception of executive positions and all medical & dental staff, are subject to a probationary period.

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