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About this vacancy
I am looking for forward thinking and dynamic staff who would be interested in developing their careers further in an acute cardiology area which is a world leader in terms of the services we run. This is an exciting area to work and learn, whilst being supported by an experienced team of nursing staff.
We are an acute cardiology area comprising 8 Coronary Care beds and 6 step down beds, providing a Tertiary Service across a large proportion of the south east coast of England. We also have a 12 trolleyed Cardiac Day Case Unit attached to the ward.
We nurse patients who have had myocardial infarctions, acute coronary syndromes, rhythm abnormalities, cardiac heart failure and congenital abnormalities amongst other cardiac conditions. Our patients are usually acute and you will learn a number of skills including the use of the Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump and CPAP and Ultrafiltration machines.
Services we run include a Primary PCI service, Transthoracic Aortic Valve Replacements, Ultrafiltration and Preventing Readmissions service.
The Cardiac consultants and the nursing team are very dynamic and forward thinking, leading in the implementation of new developments within Cardiology.
I have a dynamic, motivated and experienced staff, including a large number of Band 6s, which have worked in this exciting area of nursing for many years, and continue to develop the service we provide to our patients. We are able to provide a 1:2 to 1:4 nurse\/patient ratios which enables us to deliver a very high standard of nursing care.
We are supported by a dedicated Cardiology Educator who runs our Introduction to Cardiology course. We also link into the local University where courses are run on a number of Cardiology topics e.g. ECG module, Cardiac Arrhythmias and heart Failure. We also provide a 4 week supernumerary period when you start which includes an Orientation week to several areas within the Cardiac Centre.
I would welcome anyone who wished to visit the unit or wished to discuss career opportunities with me.
For this post experience is desirable but not essential. In house training will be provided.
We are proud to be able to offer a variety of flexible working options and contracts. For further information please refer to the Flexible Working for Registered Nurses document which is attached to this advert.
We would like to advise you that this vacancy is linked to the Nursing \/ HCA recruitment day due to be held on15-Aug-2019 in Brighton. If you have applied for more than one vacancy, you may receive duplicate invites, however you will only be interviewed by one of the panels on the day.
Closing Date: 1stAugust 2019
General information for applicants
Salaries for substantive posts will be offered to successful candidates in alignment with the NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions. All our substantive colleagues will also receive an annual appraisal. For substantive colleagues appointed after 1 April 2019, this guides their progression through the salary steps. Please note this does not apply to Bank only applicants.
As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.
We may also use our substantive adverts to build our Bank staff. If you are unsuccessful at interview for a substantive role but meet the BSUH specification for that role you may be offered a bank post. Please note our Bank hourly rates are outlined on a separate payscale.
Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. Please note our Bank only roles are not eligible for Tier 2 sponsorship. These will be considered alongside all other applications. Under the Residence Labour Market Test, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU\/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit the gov.uk website searching for Tier 2.
Please apply as early as you're able for this role. Sometimes, we receive exceptional interest, and close adverts earlier than specified. If you are not successful in this application, we may be able to offer you a position through our Bank. Do keep watching our 'Current Vacancies' and apply for the next suitable position.
Specific information about this role is in the documents accompanying this advertisement.
For further more information, or help with the application process, please contact the HR Employment Services Team on 01444 448692 \/448616 or by email: email@example.com
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