Current vacancies at the Trust

Staff Nurse - Amputee Rehabilitation Unit

Band 5

Main area
Adult Community Services
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
£26,554 - £34,495 p.a inc HCA
22/07/2018 23:59
Interview date

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

The Amputee Rehab Unit  ( ARU ) is a twelve bedded inpatient unit based at the Lambeth Care Centre in Kennington.

Patients are admitted for a six week rehab stay from London and the South East for intensive amputee rehabilitation. All patients will have at least one major amputation. The case load is mixed and the range of reasons for amputation includes Vascular Disease and Diabetes, Trauma, Sepsis, Oncology and others. The age range of our patients ranges from 18 years and over. The caseload is therefore challenging but extremely rewarding and allows for variety on a daily basis.

The ARU provides specialist care and rehabilitation for amputee patients with varying levels of functional ability.

Our patients will stay at the ARU and receive therapy every day in our indoor gym and also use our fantastic landscaped gardens outside along with community access visits.

The ARU promotes independence and patients are challenged daily to meet their goals designed by the Multi Disciplinary Team. We provide an enabling care approach and work closely with the MDT.

We have strong links to Guy's and St Thomas' acute services and provide high standards of specialist care including;

Complex wound management including Vac Therapy and debridement

Diabetes specialist care

Falls management

Counselling and psychological support

Our medical team provide support three days a week but we are a nurse led ward, working closely with our amputee rehabilitation clinical lead.

We have our own Personal Discharge Facilitator who prides herself on providing an effective safe discharge plan at all times and allows the nursing team to focus on delivering care.

Nursing staff receive bespoke in-house rehabilitation training from our clinical lead, nursing leads, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and tissue viability nurse.

Our Nursing staff have a great commitment to our patients and strive to be the best at what we do.

We provide excellent support to our nursing students and welcome newly qualified staff, rotation nurses and allow the internal transfer scheme within the trust.  We are a small team of twenty nursing staff who provide a high quality service.

As a highly specialist centre, being one of the only facilities in the country which provides this model of amputee rehabilitation we are looking for further passionate, enthusiastic and forward thinking nurses to join our team.

If you wish to pay us a visit and see for yourself,  please call the management team:  Paul Everlee or Savi on Tel. 02030496912 / 5

Closing Date               20th July 2018

Interview Date           27th July 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Paul Everlee or Savi on Tel. 02030496912 / 5

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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