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Plastics and Burns
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Queen Victoria Hospital
East Grinstead
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
25/02/2019 23:59
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Rotational Staff Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

Welcome to QVH and thank you for your interest in our hospital.

QVH is a specialist NHS hospital providing life-changing reconstructive surgery, burns care and rehabilitation services for people across the South of England.

We are a centre of excellence, with an international reputation for pioneering advanced techniques and treatments. Everything we do is informed by our passion for providing the highest quality care, the best clinical outcomes and a safe and positive patient experience.

In addition to receiving tertiary referrals from across the South East of England, QVH is continuing to develop a network of ‘spoke’ sites at district general hospitals enabling our consultants to offer their expertise with routine treatments and consultations as close to close to patients’ homes as is possible.

Our vision is that by continuing to develop the breadth and reach of our services, combined with a determined focus on maintaining our excellent standards of clinical quality and patient experience, QVH will continue to thrive.

At QVH we are proud of our achievements and our specialist services continue to record excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We regularly receive excellent results from patient satisfaction surveys and on average 98% of inpatients say they would recommend the hospital to their family or friends.

Our success is underpinned by the skills and enthusiasm of our staff and a strong culture of partnership working among all staff at the Trust. We are fully committed to on-going training and development and to delivering the best training for staff.

Working at QVH combines the excitement, challenge and career opportunities of a major research and teaching hospital with the satisfaction delivering excellent patient care that meets the needs of our community.We also offer attractive benefits such as 

  • a £1,500 new starter premium for registered nurses and operating theatre practitioners
  • tailored personal development to support career aspirations, including accredited clinical and management development programmes
  • flexible working arrangements for a work-life balance that suits you and your needs
  • a dedicated Reward service, offering a range of national and local discounts, cashback and tax relief schemes


Plastics and Burns Rotational Nurse Posts

Band: 5

Hours: 37.5 (Flexible hours will be considered)

Take your career forward in a world class centre of excellence by joining a specialist Trust with an international reputation for pioneering reconstructive surgery and burns care. Enjoy ongoing support and excellent professional development that’s tailored to your aspirations as well as the opportunity to gain formal education, to participate in nursing research and undertake clinical audit.

You will be part of our world leading clinical team, working in an exciting and inspirational Trust which was rated “Outstanding” for care in our most recent CQC inspection.

The Queen Victoria NHS Foundation Trust (QVH) is offering a unique opportunity for both experienced and newly registered nurses to enhance and develop your skills across several specialities.

This substantive post will offer candidates an opportunity to complete  6 month placements in each of the areas on a rotational basis in the following departments;

- Canadian Wing – Plastic and Maxillofacial surgical ward including lower limb trauma and ENT

- Burns Ward and EBAC (Outpatient Nurse led Burns facility)

- Day Surgery Unit

You will develop knowledge and expertise in this variety of specialities including pain management, tissue viability, burns care and day surgery nursing. You will be supported by a friendly and dynamic team, with skilled multidisciplinary experts and Clinical Practice Educators available to further support you in your learning and development.


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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

Please contact one of our senior nursing team for further details or to arrange an informal visit;

Nicky Reeves – Deputy Director of Nursing – – 01342 306607

Helen Newman – Head of Nursing and Theatre Practitioners – Day Surgery - – 01342 306671

Kathy Brasier – Head of Nursing – Burns Ward – – 01342 306670

Liz Blackburn – Head of Nursing – Inpatient Ward – – 01342 306673

If you have problems applying, contact

01342 414000 ext 4680