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Acute Medicine
NHS AfC: Band 5
Permanent: Weekend, night shifts and bank holiday working with enhancements
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Flexible contract available - shift work)
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George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
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George Elliot Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum
Salary period
05/07/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Registered Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust opened in 1948 and provides a range of elective, non-elective, surgical, medical, women’s, children’s, diagnostic and therapeutic services to a population of more than 350,000 people.

The hub of the Trust is located on the outskirts of Nuneaton and its services cover a large footprint, including north Warwickshire, south west Leicestershire, and north Coventry. We also provide primary and community services across Coventry, Warwickshire and Leicestershire.

Our vision is "to EXCEL at patient care". If you think you've got what it takes, help us realise this and join #TeamEliot.


Job overview

Registered Nurse- Victoria Ward -Medicine 

£25,655 - £31,534 per annum

37.5 hours per week 

Closing Date- 5th July 2022 

Interview Date-  TBC 

Acute Medicine services are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for registered nurses within Victoria ward. 

This is a 33 bedded General Medicine/Short stay/Frailty ward which provides safe, compassionate and comprehensive care for acute patients using an integrated team approach.

Our service includes various areas such as Acute Medicine Unit, SDEC and GE@H/Virtual ward. 

We have a comprehensive developmental plan for all of our staff which are able to rotate to develop themselves further with enhanced knowledge and skills. 

Acute Medicine is ever expanding rapidly with new initiatives to ensure we deliver excellent patient care, and experience to all of our patients.
We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic and compassionate registered nurses to join our team!

We have many resources to support your development with a vast amount of support by working alongside our growing multidisciplinary team.  


Main duties of the job

 Responsible for the assessment, planning implementation and evaluation of 
nursing care for a specified group of patients as delegated by senior nursing 
staff, involving patients and carers where appropriate. 
 Acts as a team leader, delegating appropriate tasks and supervising the 
standard of care delivered by unqualified staff and learner nurses in the ward 

Working for our organisation

Here at George Eliot our vision to excel at patient care’ takes centre stage.  An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do.  Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus  bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, on-site discounted gym, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


 Deliver a high standard of nursing care without direct supervision, based 
upon a sound evidence base.

 Undertakes and documents a comprehensive, systematic and accurate 
nursing assessment of the physical, social and spiritual needs of the 
patient where appropriate.

 Creates and utilizes opportunities to promote health and well-being of 
patients in their care.

Manage a group of patients throughout a shift as delegated by nurse 
in charge.

 Working within the N.M.C Guidelines and Trust Policies recognising 
one’s own abilities and limitation

Person specification

Experience and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Undertaken wide experience during training
  • Able to demonstrate clinical knowledge, skills and expertise
  • Demonstrates the use of evidence based practice in the implementation of change.
  • Demonstrates the awareness and impact of clinical governance
  • Critical analytical skills
  • Evidence of Research or Clinical Audit

Qualification(s) and Professional Training

Essential criteria
  • NMC Registered
  • Nursing Diploma/Degree
  • Post grad qualification
Desirable criteria
  • ENB 998
  • C&G 730
  • Other teaching

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to have positive working relationships
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet required deadlines
  • Experience of using evidence based practice
  • Able to demonstrate clinical knowledge, skills and expertise
  • To be able to assist patients to move using appropriate aids on a frequent basis
  • To be able to transport patients using wheelchair/trolley or bed on a frequent basis - this will occur for short periods frequently throughout a normal shift and will require moderate effort

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Enthusiastic
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Good organisational skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant Bronze Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Simon Gorrell
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Additional information

All informal visits and chats are most welcome!

Please contact;

Simon Gorrell (Matron) 02476351351 speed dial: 2652

Jenny Mugglestone (Ward Manager) or 02476865598.