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Staff Nurse AMU Departments

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Acute Medical Unit
NHS AfC: Band 5
37.5 hours
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£21,909 - £28,462 per annum
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"Be part of the team that delivers "Excellent patient care in world class hospitals"

The Trust has 5 Values as defined by the Star Chart. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Values which can be found by clicking on the 'About Us' pages on the Trust internet site. 

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)
  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • Best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014 and 2015)
  • Cancer services rated 4th best in the country by Macmillan Cancer Support 2014
  • Ranked one of the highest in the country for extremely positive feedback received from patients (Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014)

In the 2017 Staff Satisfaction Survey the Trust was rated best nationally in the following areas,

  • as a place to work
  • a place to receive treatment
  • staff satisfaction in the care they deliver 
  • staff satisfaction with the resources available to them and the support they receive

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Staff Nurse
Ward 1B/1C Acute Medical Units
37.5 hours per week
Band 5 £23,023 - £29,608

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the second year running! We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right every time.

An exciting new learning and development opportunity has arisen within the current AMU team. So if you would like to take on a new challenge and you consider yourself proactive and are good at problem solving and work well within a multi-disciplinary team this may be of interest to you!

We have a number of vacancies on the Acute Medical Unit and we are looking for suitably qualified nurses to join this proactive team. Equally if you are a newly qualified nurse who would like a career in acute nursing but are worried that it may be too early in your career we are also happy to ensure you can work on the unit and support would be provided to ensure you flourish.

We have 2 dedicated Education Facilitators who ensure that all are staff are trained and equipped to work within the ever changing ward environment. New qualified will have a 12 month preceptorship with one of our experience staff.

The AMU is a fast paced, busy environment, and the successful candidates will be dynamic, enthusiastic individuals, who would like to further their career in this area of medical nursing.

Whiston acute medical unit (AMU) are looking to recruit band 5 staff nurses, we require excellent nurses who want exciting, challenging roles, to deliver first class high quality patient care.

We are a unique unit that has an Enhanced Care Area where we provide care to Level 1 patients. Each band 5 will get an opportunity of a rotation to our ECA. These patients come directly from A & E. The ECA beds will take patients who require respiratory support, as well as cardiac monitoring in the acute phase of their illness, as well as other patients requiring a High Dependency Setting. Our staff have the opportunity to undertake blood gases, ECG’s and undertake the Advanced Life Skills Course in order to maintain our highest standards of acute medical care.

We also have an 18 bedded acute medical unit and our GP Assessment unit which consists of 8 cubicles, 6 trollies and an ambulatory care bay. Ambulatory care is expanding and we require nurses, who want to work in this fast pace setting to see, treat and discharge patients rather than admitting to the bed base.

The successful candidate must be enthusiastic, hardworking, dynamic & highly motivated to work in this fast paced environment. Have excellent communication skills & be able to work as part of the multidisciplinary team. Commitment to undertake ongoing in-service training and development is essential. You should be motivated, keen to learn and ready to embrace change.

Our commitment to you is to provide the environment for this to happen and ensure that you are part of our defined preceptorship programme. We can offer on going professional development on the ward & training opportunities relevant to the clinical area.

We also offer our nursing staff the opportunity to take up funds from our apprenticeship funding which will ensure funding to further develop in your chosen career pathway.

These posts will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable adults and children) disclosure.

Advertising start date: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Closing date: Tuesday 23rd October 2018

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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

Ste Riley Ward Manager via 0151 426 1600 ext. 1382/2455.

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 676 5491