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Job details
Posting date: 18 May 2019
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £24,214 - £30,112
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 14 November 2019
Location: Birmingham, B15 2TH
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 304-A-19-73872

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At University Hospitals Birmingham we support flexible working and welcome applications from nurses seeking flexible working opportunities and family friendly working hours.

This is an exciting time to join Health care for Older Adults at University Hospital Birmingham Foundation Trust as for the first time, we are working as a system with health and social care partners to deliver a truly integrated service for older people, spanning Birmingham and Solihull as part of the STP ‘Ageing Well’ strategy.

The recent acute Trust merger has led to further developments within our specialty becoming a transformation priority. Our vision is for older people to be as happy and healthy as possible, living self-sufficient, independent lives, able to have choice and control over what they do and what happens for them.

We expect our workforce, at all grades and professions to be highly skilled and motivated, delivering individualised care to older people at the time they need it, and in the best possible place for them, which could be within their own home, or a hospital bed. Such personalised care also encompasses the needs of the person’s support network, including carers, family, friends and the wider community. Birmingham and Solihull are diverse areas, and we recognise that we have to work in a joined-up way, both internally and with our partners to deliver the best outcomes for patients and the communities we serve.

We have opportunities for band 5 Staff Nurses to work in our Older Adult wards at Solihull; Good Hope; Heartlands or Queen Elizabeth Hospitals

We are looking for experienced nurses with excellent clinical skills and an interest in the health care of older adults to join our dynamic team.

The wards shares all the excellent benefits that UHBFT has to offer, which including a IT system that is of excellent standard and assist the nursing team in been able to assess the patient holistically within minutes.

The trust has an excellent in house training facility to assist all staff to reach their career goals. Practice development nurses and Clinical educators are on hand to assist with any queries and assistance in building up practice with skills required. The wards takes a proactive part in helping ensure staff are able to attend training to help them develop the skills they need to ensure they provide the highest standard of care to their patients.

We are looking for dynamic and motivated nurses who are able to excel in a very busy environment, catering for a diversity of patients with acute and chronic medical and nursing needs, inclusive of patients with Dementia and Delirium.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly across days, nights and weekends.

Successful candidates will be expected to work very closely with a multi-disciplinary team inclusive of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Doctors, Social Workers, pharmacists and Nurses.

Previous acute medical experience is an advantage but all applicants will be considered as long as they are willing to learn and all successful applicants will have a structured and supported induction period and will be able to access ongoing training and support from within our clinical training and education team.

If you want to work within a positive and supportive team and have the opportunity to develop professionally then please identify which hospital you are interested in working at and don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or to arrange an informal visit.

We will aim to contact you within a week of your application and interview you at a time to suit you.

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