Staff Nurse - Critical Care, Band 5

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
08 Nov 2018
11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Main area Critical CareGrade Band 5Contract PermanentHours Full or part timeJob ref 403-GEN1719-B Site Musgrove Park HospitalTown TauntonSalary £23,023 to £29,608 per annum, pro rataClosing 19/11/2018 23:59

In preparation for the opening of 2 HDU beds in one of our Surgical Wards (Barrington), we have an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and dynamic registered nurses (Band 5) with an interest in developing High Dependency skills to join our critical care team at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.

As a unit we pride ourselves on delivering consistent high standards of holistic care. This is reflected in our ICNARC data, performance metrics and feedback from patients, relatives and visitors to our unit.

We offer a supportive environment with an extensive induction programme based upon the STEPS national competencies for critical care nurses. This in combination with self-directed study will assist you to develop the skills required to care for High Dependency patients. Following completion of our induction programme the successful candidates will participate in the rotation between the new and existing High Dependency beds.

We are seeking self-motivated individuals with a commitment to professional development who aspire to making a positive contribution to care given to critically ill patients.

Successful candidates will become an instrumental part of a large Multi-Disciplinary Team to ensure that our patients continue to receive the high quality, safe patient care which we pride ourselves on.

As a candidate you will need to demonstrate on application and at interview evidence of effective team working, interpersonal skills, the ability to respond to fluctuating work demands. Also the desire to develop yourself and advance healthcare practice.

If you are a registered nurse who meets the criteria and are looking for new challenges we want to hear from you.

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading.

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff.

Please ensure you read the attached document entitled NOTES FOR ALL APPLICANTS. This document includes essential information about the Recruitment Process.

NOTE - all invitations to interview will be emailed to you rather than posted. Please therefore ensure you check your emails, including your spam folder regularly.

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These processes are in line with Fair and Lawful processing in line with the Data Protection Act (2018) principles especially those in relation to your personal or sensitive personal data (sensitive personal data is defined as any declared physical or mental health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political opinion, religious beliefs). Other principles under Data Protection will be observed such as use of data for specific, defined purposes, and use of data that is relevant and not excessive whilst practicing data accuracy and security of all held personal identifiable information (PII).

If you are successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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