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Staff Nurse - Respiratory

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full Time and Part Time available
Job ref
Queen's Hospital
Burton upon Trent
£23,023 - £29,608 pro rata
24/01/2019 23:59

There has never been a better time to come and work at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.  The Trust was formed on 1 July 2018 to bring together our five hospitals – in Derby, Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth – to provide the highest quality care to patients across southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire. 

With over 12,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds. All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

MINDFUL EMPLOYER – University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust has signed the Charter for Employers who are positive about Mental Health.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Queens Hospital

Ward 5 (Respiratory)

Permanent (Full and Part Time)

Band 5

Here at Queen’s Hopsital patients are at the centre of all we do and we are passionate about delivering the highest quality patient care. So, we take the time to time listen to our patients, our staff and all our partners about the things that are important to them and the changes they would like to make to continuously improve the patient journey.

Do you share our vision for putting patients first and providing the highest quality patient care?

If so, we currently have opportunities for compassionate, dedicated nurses on our Respiratory ward, caring for patients with acute or chronic respiratory diseases. The ward offers Non Invasive Ventilation, tracheostomy care and care of the acutely ill adult which provides an opportunity for staff to develop their clinical skills. On joining, we will support your personal and professional development. You will complete the NIV training package, achieve competencies in IV cannulation and also gain knowledge of tracheotomy care.

A fast-paced and varied environment is guaranteed, due to the high number of daily discharges plus typically short lengths of stay. Here no two days are the same and there is always something new to learn.

As respiratory patients may become unstable in a short period of time, you will need to be a quick thinker and a confident decision maker, able to make rapid initial assessments and respond appropriately during stressful situations. You will have a good deal of autonomy, yet also be part of a well-established and driven multi-disciplinary team.

If you are you an experienced Band 5 nurse, with a respiratory background or have a keen interest in working within a respiratory ward , please contact Helen McGivney (Senior Sister) on 01283 566333 Ext 3125 for an informal chat or to arrange a visit to the Respiratory Ward. NQNs may also be considered.

All applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the job will be short listed for further assessment.

You can apply online for this vacancy by clicking the apply button at the bottom of the screen.
If you encounter difficulty in applying on-line, or if you prefer not to apply on-line, please contact our Recruitment Team (24-hour automated answerphone) on 01283 511511 ext 5720.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and operates a no smoking at work policy.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice the Trust will apply for a Disclosure and Barring check from the DBS for all posts with patient contact

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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Helen McGivney (Senior Sister) on 01283 566333 Ext 3125 for an informal chat or to arrange a visit to the Respiratory Ward.

If you have problems applying, contact

01283 511511 ext 5720