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Band 5
Permanent nights and days & fixed patterns
Full time & part time at a minimum of 22.5 hours a week
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South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
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South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
£23,023 to £29,608 pa
12/08/2020 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Nurse – Winter Pressures - Squire Ward

Band 5

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top performing organisations within the NHS. Our staff think this is a great place to work and we hope you will agree. We have recently been rated as 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following our recent inspection.

We provide services across Warwickshire and beyond ranging from Hospitals in Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Royal Leamington Spa and Shipston-on Stour to Community Services across the whole county. We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity. Over 4500 people work for the Trust and many of them have been here a long time. People find they don’t need to go elsewhere to find a fulfilling career in healthcare.

The first thing you will notice about us is how we take our values seriously. We believe that our values underpin everything we do. If you are interested in a role with us you need to make sure our values match your own.

Our values can be summed up in one sentence. We are ‘Trusted to provide safe, effective and compassionate care’. Throughout the recruitment process you will be asked to think about how you demonstrate these values and how they impact on your work. It doesn’t matter what role you do, whether it is patient facing or not, we are all working in the same way with our values at the core.

To keep up to date on our latest recruitment activity follow us on twitter @swftrecruit or look us up on Facebook (Recruitment - South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust).

Band 5 – Nurse – Winter Pressures

As winter approaches, the NHS comes under unprecedented pressure, with rising numbers of patients needing hospital care. We are therefore now recruiting for a number of Band 5 - Nurses to join Winter Squire which will be our extra capacity ward area to support winter pressures.  

The position will be based on Winter Squire Ward which will be an extra capacity 15 bed medical ward opening from October 2020 to End March 2021. There is likely to be a mixed speciality and variety of patients due to this. This will be an excellent environment to build your knowledge and develop your skills as a Nurse. Successful candidates will be aligned with a base ward prior to starting which they will be deployed to when Squire is closed. We will be accepting applications from both experienced and newly qualified nurses. You will be working with a seconded senior team of a Ward manager and Band 6s.

You must be a compassionate and dynamic person who thrives in a busy, fast paced environment. You must have excellent communication and adaptability skills and up for a challenge and enjoy an environment where every day is different.

We will consider flexible working including permanent nights or days, fixed patterns, part time at a minimum of 22.5 hours a week.

We fully support learning and educational environment to ensure all employees have the right skills and knowledge to carry out their roles competently. Newly Qualified nurses will have access to the preceptorship scheme. We also fully engage in development and promote career progression internally.

At the end of the winter period staff we be redeployed to ward areas where there are vacancies. Preference areas will be taken into consideration however this will be dependent on where vacancies are with the Trust site based at Warwick Hospital.

We think South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work, we hope you will too.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice, it is a mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff requiring a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to be registered with the DBS Update Service. All eligible staff recruited to the Trust are expected to maintain their annual update subscription whilst employed with the Trust as a condition of employment. The cost of the first year’s subscription to the update service will be reimbursed by the Trust as a payroll refund.


For more information contact Claire Hawkins 01926 495321 ext. 8437 or 07887628247.

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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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Claire Hawkins
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Senior HR Advisor
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01926 495321 ext. 8437 or 07887628247
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For more information contact Claire Hawkins 01926 495321 ext. 8437 or 07887628247.