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Bank - Qualified In Speciality RN or Midwife - Band 5

South East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 5
Specialist areas:
Community, Hospital
Start Date:
West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust
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About the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

At the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, we want to tell your story. We want to help develop your career. With us, the opportunities are endless.

We strive to deliver the highest quality and safest care for more than a quarter of a million people. We aim to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time – whether in the hospital or community settings across west Suffolk.

We deliver high-quality services in a variety of settings including people’s own homes, care homes, day centres, schools, GP surgeries and health centres, as well as the Newmarket Community Hospital inpatient unit and clinics, and our main site, the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

Join us – what will you #BeKnown for?

Key achievements

For the last two years the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) have rated us as the top hospital in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for meeting best practice criteria for patients treated for a hip fracture.

We’re among the top 10 hospitals in the country for hip, knee and joint replacement outcomes.

Our stroke services regularly achieve high ratings in the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) scores.

We consistently achieve high early detection of cancer, and cancer survival rates in the NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group area are the best in the east of England.

Bank RM or Specialist RN Band 5

Could you help West Suffolk Hospital to deliver the best quality and safest care to our local community?

We are looking for an enthusiastic Qualified In Speciality Band 5 Registered Nurse or Midwife to join our Neonatal Team.

The Neonatal Unitat West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is a Level 1 Unit with 12 cots, plus a Transitional Care bay. We are a small, friendly Unit, who are willing to undertake extended roles to support the Multi-Disciplinary Team. The successful candidate(s) will work clinically, and will be responsible for ensuring the provision of high-quality care. We pride ourselves on excellent family centred care, and are seeking likeminded individualsto join our team. The vacancy is for a Registered Nurse or Midwife who is motivated, enthusiastic and well organised. The successful candidate will need to be committed to working within a team, have excellent communication skills, with an ability to develop sound relationships with women and their families. They will be giving care in the Neonatal Unit and supporting mothers caring for their baby on Transitional Care, assisting with clinical care and feeding.

Intensive care of The Neonate qualification is essential, with post course experiece within a Neonatal setting.

The post requires flexibility to include night duties, week-ends and public holidays.

Please refer to the job description and personal specifications for full details of the post.

If you have the necessary qualities to help us to put patients first, please contact Karen Ranson, Unit Manager, or Maija Blagg, Practice Development Nurse on 01284 713252 for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit.

**In order to improve efficiency, all correspondence relating to this vacancy, including invitations to interview will be by email only, via NHS Jobs. Would you therefore please ensure you check your emails on a regular basis**

In submitting an application form, you authorise West Suffolk NHS FT to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process, should you be appointed to the post.

CAR PARKING - This post does entitle you to apply to park on the Hospital site.

The successful candidate for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure at Enhanced level.

For Band 1 and Band 2 posts, the cost of the DBS Disclosure will be met by the Trust. However, any employees at Band 1 and Band 2 who leave the Trust within six months of commencing their post will have a £10 administration fee deducted from their final salary. For posts at Band 3 and above, the cost of the Disclosure will be met by the appointed employee and deducted in instalments from their salary over a period of three months. If the employee leaves the Trust within three months of commencing their post, any outstanding payments will be deducted from their final pay.

All applicants should click on the link entitled “How will my application be processed?” prior to submitting their application form.

The closing date for this vacancy may change if we receive a strong response. Please ensure that you apply for any post you are interested in as soon as possible.

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Contact Details:
West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust
Tel: 01284 713220
Contact: West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust

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