Staff Nurse - Ward 20 (Diabetes)

Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
16 Nov 2019
19 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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Currently Liverpool has two acute Hospital trusts operating over 4 sites; Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (AUHFT) and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital (RLBUHT) which also looks after Liverpool University Dental Hospital.

The trusts, who have a history of collaborative working to fit the needs of the patients of Liverpool and the North West, have identified additional ways to improve the quality and sustainability of services through further partnership. Our doctors, nurses and health professionals have developed a consistent clinical view that it would be in the best interest of patients if they worked as single clinical teams, delivering the same standards of care, in the same way, across hospital sites. This has led to a proposal to for both organisations to come together as one, through a formal merger.

It is an exciting time of change for our trusts as we take the best of both organisations to deliver outstanding care for our patients. We also have a focus on staff, with an ambition to make the new organisation the best place for staff to train and work. Merger brings with it an opportunity to reconfigure services, provide more diverse opportunities for career development and attract more research funding, leading to enhancement of staff skills by delivering and performing more innovative treatments and taking part in clinical trials. Joining the trusts at this time is an opportunity to be involved in one of the most significant changes we will see in the local health service and to drive improvements in care.

**This vacancy is for registered Band 5 Nurses - if you are a student nurse, please contact the recruitment team on 0151 529 3030.**

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Liverpool University Hospital (Aintree Site) for Registered Nurses to join the welcoming and friendly team of Ward 20.

Do you want to be part of developing the knowledge, experience and delivering outstanding care on this 33 bedded Diabetes/General Medical ward?

Are you a true professional with the passion to delivering kind and compassionate care? You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team caring for patients with the opportunity to improve and expand on your clinical knowledge. We are able to offer rotational posts with a development programme tailored to your individual needs and interests, which include competency training booklets and mentorship / buddy support.

We invested £2.9 million into staffing, this has increased our ward staffing establishments to support our Quality Strategy - we have recruited a number of Band 5s, Band 3s and Band 2s to enhance our workforce. We are also developing Band 4 Nursing Associate roles to support this.

Aintree is proud of its positive and friendly attitude, along with our Common Purpose of Getting it right for every patient, every time.

We will offer you:
  • 37.5 hour working week
  • A commitment to professional development
  • Consideration of flexible hours.

We also have a number of employee benefits available including:
  • Child care vouchers
  • Car leasing scheme
  • Electrical goods scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts on a wide range of goods and services from local organisations
  • Health plans through our award winning Occupational Health Department
  • Landscape woodland walks
  • Arts programmes

Our Chief Nurse, Dianne Brown is passionate about developing our nursing workforce and committed to investing resources, time and training to ensure that our nursing staff are fit for delivery of healthcare in the future. We have recently appointed a Lead Nurse - Nursing and AHP workforce to support delivery.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Nathan Shillcock, Ward Manager or Tracey Evans DWNM on 0151 529 3876/3711

Please note: We reserve the right to close any vacancy from further applications when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

NOTE: All permanent and fixed term appointments of 12 months or more (with the exception of Doctors in training and short term appointments) will be appointed subject to a probationary period.


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