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Burns and Plastics
NHS AfC: Band 5
22.5 Hours Per Week
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St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
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Whiston Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 Per Annum Pro Rata
31/03/2019 23:59
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Staff Nurse - Burns and Plastics

NHS AfC: Band 5

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!

The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of nine in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)
  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)
  • Ranked highest in the NHS for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work (NHS Friends and Family Test 2016)
  • Best Patient Environment in the North West (PLACE 2016)
  • Best Performing Trust in North West (Advancing Quality 2016)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (Health Service Journal 2015)

In the NHS Staff Survey 2018 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;

  • Positive organisation culture of safety
  • Quality of care
  • Staff engagement
  • Staff morale
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Providing a safe environment for staff

Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.

If you are an NHS At Risk applicant, please state this in your supporting information section of your application form.

Staff Nurse – Holbrook Unit

Whiston Hospital

Burns and Plastic Surgery


Part Time – 22.5 Hours Per Week

Band 5

£23,023 - £29,608 Per Annum Pro Rata

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic Staff Nurse to join our friendly and dedicated team on the Holbrook Unit at Whiston Hospital.

We are seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals, with a passion for excellence within the delivery of patient care.

The Holbrook Unit at Whiston Hospital is part of the Burns and Plastic Unit and has its own operating theatre. It provides an excellent service for patients undergoing surgery to remove cancerous or benign lesions under local anaesthetic as a day case with reconstruction if necessary ie; skin grafts or flap repairs.

These patients are often very anxious both because of the diagnosis but also the site of the surgery and the often complex reconstruction involved. Being mindful of the patient as an individual and implementing their care accordingly, we ensure effective communication takes place on admission through to discharge and that adequate discharge information is given to patient and carers (when required) for their wellbeing. The Holbrook Unit team liaise with some of the Trusts other appropriate departments eg; ECG, Warfarin Clinics and other Satellite Clinics involved with patient care.

An Enhanced DBS Certificate with the checking of the Children’s and Adults’ Barred Lists is required for this post.

Advertising Date: Friday 15th March 2019

Closing Date: Sunday 31st March 2019

Shortlisting Date: Monday 1st April 2019

Interview Date: Wednesday 24th April 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Rachael Evans

Ward Sister

0151 426 1600 Ext 5521

Alison Smith


0151 426 1600 Ext 2456 or Bleep 7559