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Band 5
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South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
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South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
£24,214 - £30,112
13/07/2020 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Nurse - Orthopaedic Wards

Band 5

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top performing organisations within the NHS. Our staff think this is a great place to work and we hope you will agree. We have recently been rated as 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following our recent inspection.

We provide services across Warwickshire and beyond ranging from Hospitals in Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Royal Leamington Spa and Shipston-on Stour to Community Services across the whole county. We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity. Over 4500 people work for the Trust and many of them have been here a long time. People find they don’t need to go elsewhere to find a fulfilling career in healthcare.

The first thing you will notice about us is how we take our values seriously. We believe that our values underpin everything we do. If you are interested in a role with us you need to make sure our values match your own.

Our values can be summed up in one sentence. We are ‘Trusted to provide safe, effective and compassionate care’. Throughout the recruitment process you will be asked to think about how you demonstrate these values and how they impact on your work. It doesn’t matter what role you do, whether it is patient facing or not, we are all working in the same way with our values at the core.

To keep up to date on our latest recruitment activity follow us on twitter @swftrecruit or look us up on Facebook (Recruitment - South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust).

Come and join a Trust rated Outstanding by the CQC. South Warwickshire NHS Foundation have been rated as outstanding following our latest inspection by the CQC and we are recruiting new staff to come and help us improve even further.


South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) is currently recruiting for the Orthopaedic unit. It is an innovative department that is focused on multidisciplinary team working who strive to provide a high quality service. The department has been recognized nationally as one of the top performing Centre’s.


We are looking to recruit both experienced and newly qualified nurses who are dynamic, motivated caring and enthusiastic to join the well-established and friendly Orthopaedic team. The successful applicants will be able to demonstrate an ability to provide high quality, safe nursing care which is driven by patient experience and evidence-based best practice. They will need to have the ability to think quickly, promote effective utilisation of the beds on the unit and facilitate safe and timely discharge for patients.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge and experience within all areas of the Orthopaedic specialty and further develop surgical clinical skills in addition to developing and expanding   leadership and management skills.


The successful applicants will be supported by the Trust, the Ward Manager and ward team with a mentor/preceptor . In addition to these the trust practice based educator team through the Trust Preceptorship Programme and Band 5 Development Programme.

If you like an further information or would like to arrange an informal visit please contact Sarah Kirwan, Greville Ward 01926 495321 ext 6067 or  Maria Richmond, Thomas Ward on 01926 495321 ext 6061.

Alternatively, please contact Claire Hawkins (Senior HR Advisor - Resourcing) on 01926 495321 ext 8437 or email


To help us achieve our vision of providing the best possible healthcare, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust run Assessment Centres to select its future employees. These vary depending on the vacancy but their core purpose is to create an environment in which you, along with other candidates are able to demonstrate key workplace skills.

The Assessment Centre will be an opportunity for you get a feel for the culture, leadership, and learning opportunities within South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust. Assessment is based on a numeracy test, an interview and a group exercise which will be undertaken against the core values and behaviours that our employees pride themselves with.


We think South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work. We hope you will too.

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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

 Contact Claire Hawkins (Resourcing Advisor) on 01926 495321 ext 8437.