Bedford NHS Trust is a uniquely situated NHS Trust with a relatively small footprint with up to 410 beds and over 2700 staff supporting a planned and reactive healthcare service to a cohort of over 300,000. We foster a community spirit within our Hospital underpinned by our Values which allow us to carry out our ethos; “Every Patient Matters”.
We have the following vacancy for a full time band 5 staff nurse in the Children’s Assessment Unit. We are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week so rotation to weekend and night duty will be required.
Would you like to work for a Trust in which you can make a real difference? Would you like to be recognised for your effort and hard work?
Bedford NHS Trust is a uniquely situated NHS Trust with a relatively small footprint with up to 410 beds and over 2700 staff supporting a planned and reactive healthcare service to a cohort of over 300,000. We foster a community spirit within our Hospital underpinned by our Values which allow us to carry out our ethos; “Every Patient Matters”:
In December 2018 the Children and Young People’s Service at Bedford Hospital Trust was assessed as GOOD by the Care Quality Commission.
We are looking for an experienced nurse (RSCN or RN) to join us on our journey to OUTSTANDING.
You must be committed to our vision ‘To deliver to everyone the excellent safe service we expect for ourselves.’
What will I be doing in my new role?
We are currently recruiting registered nurses to join our committed and evolving team in the paediatric assessment unit. If you are motivated, enjoy working in a fast pace environment and are keen to learn new skills we would love to hear from you.
The paediatric assessment unit provides acute medical and nursing care to Paediatirc patients within an 8 bedded unit on Riverbank Ward. We take referrals from GPs, health visitors, midwives, A&E and patients with long term conditions and open access to the unit. This role will involve carrying out a range day-to-day nursing skills and running the children’s assessment unit and ambulatory care services.
Patients are either discharged home from the paediatric assessment unit or admitted as an inpatient to Riverbank Ward. Riverbank Inpatient Unit is a 16 bedded unit providing care to inpatients from a range of specialities; surgical, ophthalmology, orthopaedic and ENT.
Riverbank Unit is a friendly purpose built unit offering a wide range of Paediatric experience. The department includes:
Children’s Assessment Unit
If you would like any further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Kyrsti Watson, CAU Manager – Apply Now >> ex: 5749
Want to know more?
Bedford Hospital is situated in a beautiful part of the UK in the county of Bedfordshire. Bedford is a riverside town with easy access to quiet unspoilt countryside, which can become useful after a fulfilling shift. Bedford is one of, if not the most, cosmopolitan town in the UK with over 50 different ethnic groups represented.
It now provides a wide range of services which include beds for Care of the Elderly, ENT, General Medicine, General Surgery, Gynaecology, Neonatal, Obstetrics, Oncology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Vascular Surgery, Breast Surgery and Urology. A modern Accident and Emergency Department includes a 6-bedded observation ward. The Critical Care Complex provides both High Dependency and Intensive Care beds to a maximum capacity of 12 beds.
Important Application Information:
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Bedford Hospital NHS Trust values employee care highly. We will ensure all applicants receive some form of notification/decision throughout the application process. Please ensure your application details are correct as the majority of correspondence is sent digitally (Email / Text).
Please note that we do execute the right to close vacancies early should it be deemed that a sufficient number of applications have been received.
Equality & Diversity and Inclusion
Bedford, a fantastic place to live, It’s one of, if not the most, cosmopolitan town in the UK with over 50 different ethnic groups represented. We too are an advocate of diversity and strive to mirror our community as much possible so we particularly welcome applications from BAME groups.
The Trust is equally keen to receive applications from any of the 9 protected characteristics as we do not tolerate any form of discrimination within the trust.
We take safeguarding very seriously at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust to ensure the safety of our patients which includes children and vulnerable adults. Successful applicants’ offer of employment will be subject to stringent pre-employment checks which include DBS, valid references and more. Please note that providing false information is an offence and could result in the application being rejected; or summary dismissal/police action if an applicant has been selected. We have also implemented this into the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.
A copy of the DBS code of Practice is available on request.
For all Agenda for Change posts these are subject to the successful completion of a probationary period of 6 months within which the notice period for both you and Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is Four weeks.
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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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