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Trainee Nurse Clinician-General Annex 21

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
General Surgery
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time: 37.5 hours per Week
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St Helens Hospital
St Helens
£45,753 - £51,668 Per Annum pro rata
15/11/2020 23:59
Interview date

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse to join the general surgical team at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals as a Trainee Nurse Clinician. The post holder will follow a clinical / theoretical programme at Masters level to become fully qualified in Acute Clinical Care.

You will be expected to demonstrate skills in communication, co-ordination of care and an ability to work flexibly within a multi-disciplinary team. Providing excellent patient experience is critical for all our patients and you will play a key role in ensuring that experience is optimized through accessible and effective communication with compassion and empathy.

The trainee nurse clinician will be an integral part of the team supporting the directorate in the delivery of key performance targets particularly the quality and experience agenda and will support the general surgical team to create an environment of continuous quality improvement and professional development ensuring that the delivery of patient care is regularly reviewed and that service developments or change are implemented when necessary.

Self-motivation is essential along with a passion, drive, adaptability and resilience to cope with change within the Trust and wider NHS. Excellent communication skills are key to be able to influence and negotiate and quality and safety will be your priority.

This vacancy is a full time permanent position for a Band 8a Annex 21 trainee role.

This post is subject to a standard DBS Check

Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 25th November 2020.

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!

The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of few in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

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 also 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 for every patient, every time.

Our latest achievements include:

  • Acute Trust of the Year – HSJ Awards November 2019
  • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – March 2019
  • Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
  • The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
  • Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017,2018 and 2019)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)

In the NHS Staff Survey 2019 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;

  • Best place to receive treatment in the NHS (for 2nd year running)
  • Top Acute Trust for treating its staff fairly with regards to career progression (for 3rd year running)
  • Quality of care (best score for 5th year running)
  • Staff engagement (best score for 4th year running)
  • Staff morale (best score for 2nd year running)
  • Bullying and harassment (best score for 2nd year running)
  • Safety culture (best score for 2nd year running)

Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Andrew Obrien
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Directorate Manager
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Additional information

For further details / informal visits contact: Andrew Obrien or  Jenny Hardaker - Matron, Sanderson Suite General Surgery