Careers at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS trust

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Staff Nurse - Elderly Care

Band 5

Main area
Acute Medicine
Band 5
37.5 (Part time considered)
Job ref
University Lewisham Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum plus HCA
01/02/2019 23:59

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are a committed multi- professional team who provide much-valued hospital and community services to residents in South East London. The Trust has built a good reputation as a place to enjoy job satisfaction and develop professional skills and experiences. Our people value the opportunity to work in a supportive culture and, we ensure our team are well rewarded for their contribution. By joining us now, you can play a role in shaping  our organisation that continues to put patient and client care first. Whatever the challenges ahead, we’re prepared to face them as one team.

Are you passionate about ensuring that all elderly people have the opportunity to live fulfilled and respected lives as well as providing care with dignity that meets older people's needs?

We are holding an Assessment Day on the 07/02/2019 from 08:45am to 2:00pm and we would love to see you there! The assessment day will be held at University Hospital Lewisham.

This is a wonderful time to join the elderly care team on Oak, Ash, Aspen and Elm wards at University Hospital Lewisham where the patients and carers are at the heart of everything we do.

Oak Ward

Oak ward has 28 beds with a speciality in providing care for patients with Dementia, delirium and cognitive impairment. Working on Oak ward gives you the opportunity to develop your skills in dementia care, assessment skills, end of life care and general nursing care.

Ash Ward

Ash ward has 18 beds consisting of 4 bays each with 4 beds and 2 side rooms. Whilst working on Ash ward there will be opportunities to develop new skills in relation to older person’s frailty, dementia and long term conditions including pressure ulcers, falls and complex discharge planning.

Aspen Ward

Aspen ward is a new unit with a big future where you will have the opportunity to develop your elderly care skills as well as dementia awareness and palliative care. We have recently recruited an extremely talented Ward Sister who is helping to shape the unit to improve patient experience.

Elm Ward

Elm ward is an acute elderly and orthogeriatric ward where you will have the chance to develop new skills in relation to older persons frailty, dementia, long term conditions including pressure ulcers, falls, complex discharge planning as well as using these skills when caring for pre and post-operative fracture neck of femur patients on the care pathway.

You will be part of an upbeat dynamic team bringing energy and a strong focus on multidisciplinary teamwork in supporting our elderly patients.

You will receive an annual Individual Performance Review by your line manager to help facilitate your development. We support staff with post registration courses relevant to their field of practice at Greenwich and Kings College Universities.

In addition, to further support you in your role, the Trust can also offer accredited leadership and management training: Level 5 - Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership. This apprenticeship is fully funded and specifically designed to meet the needs of middle managers wishing to acquire a range of management knowledge and skills and thus develop their career

To be successful in the role, you will:

  • Be a Registered Nurse with current NMC registration or newly qualified
  • Ability to work flexibly across all shift patterns
  • Have a passion for delivering high quality patient care

If you encompass the 6Cs, are well organised and willing to rise to any challenge and keep a smile on your face then submit your application online today and come and meet us at our recruitment morning.

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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

Tracey Toomey, Matron, on 020 8333 3000 bleep 1933.

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