Capital nurse 18 month rotation. Medicine, District nursing, ED/AAU


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Whittington Health NHS Trust
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Ambulatory Care Level 5
£26,553.6 - £34,495.2 pa inc
24/10/2017 23:59

The Whittington Hospital received a ‘good’ overall inspection from the CQC in April 2016, rated ‘good’ in a national review of openness and transparency standards across NHS trusts in England and ranked 78 out of 230 NHS Trusts overall.

62 per cent of staff say they are proud to be working for the organisation in our Staff Survey with 55 per cent saying they would recommend us as a great place to work and 53 per cent say they have a strong sense of belonging.

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At Whittington Health, we’re passionate about helping local people live longer and healthier lives by providing safe, personal, coordinated care for the community we serve. Together, we provide healthcare services to 500,000 people living in Islington and Haringey as well as Barnet, Enfield and Camden. As one organisation providing both hospital and community services, we are known as an ‘integrated care organisation’; the model of the future.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the nursing team across Whittington Health in London on a Capital nurse rotational post spanning, Medicine and District Nursing, Emergency Department and Acute the Assessment Unit with the opportunity to also spend time working and shadowing in our state-of-the-art Ambulatory Emergency Care Centre.

The successful candidate will be offered a permanent contract with Whittington Health. The Nurse will spend 6 months in each setting during the 18 month rotation period. The rotation includes 6 months in Medicine, 6 months in District Nursing. The post holder can then choose either 6 months in Emergency department (ED), or Acute Assessment unit (AAU).

On completion of the 18 month period the post holder will transfer to one of the settings on a permanent basis. Each candidate’s preference will be considered as part of the process.

This is a chance to be involved in developing services at the forefront of integrated care – providing innovative and transformational care that best serves our local community. The role of the this post is vital to the vision of Whittington Health as a successful Integrated Care Organisation (ICO) and is key to bridging the gap between hospital and community for our patients; bringing care closer to home. The role will give the post holder the chance to work with colleagues from acute specialities, the Emergency Department and primary care as well as community services and as part of an ICO, the role will provide a unique opportunity to be part of developing services to provide a truly integrated care pathway for patients across acute and community settings. This is an ideal opportunity to work across acute and community services.

We welcome applications from newly qualified nurses as well as those who have experience in working in community or acute settings. We offer a preceptorship programme that is in the process of being accredited through Middlesex University, staff will receive a free preceptorship portfolio which includes paperwork needed for revalidation. We can also offer Introduction to Clinical Leadership from the Open University in their final placement, as well as group clinical supervision.

Our CQC inspection in December 2015 praised the training and development opportunities for nurses. Come and develop your acute and community care skills with the support of Professional Development Nurses and strong senior nursing teams throughout community and acute settings.

On completion of the rotation each candidate will be offered a position in one of the settings with the candidates’ preferences being taken into consideration.

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Applicant requirements

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

Kelly Collins, Matron Acute Assessment Unit,
Dale Carrington, Lead District Nurse,
Maria Lygoura Matron Integrated Medicine,

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 288 3762