Band 5/6 Nurses – Medicine for the Elderly/Frailty

Bands 5 & 6

Main area
Medicine for the elderly
Grade
Bands 5 & 6
Contract
Substantive
Hours
37.5
Job ref
290-AME-04-A
Site
Charing Cross Hospital
Town
London
Salary
£26,554 - £42,046 pa inc
Closing
27/02/2018 23:59

IMPORTANT:

Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email and text message (if you provide a mobile contact number)

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Fast forward your nursing career at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and be eligible for a new starter premium of £5000. Charing Cross Hospital is full of opportunity for nurses who are starting out in medicine for the elderly/ frailty, or looking for progression to develop new skills.   

You’ll undertake in-depth, bespoke training in elderly medicine nursing and be part of an upbeat, dynamic team bringing multi-disciplinary insight and energy into transforming the lives of our frail, elderly patients. Your career will benefit from experience of the whole patient pathway including emergency, dementia, frailty, chronic diseases, surgery, rehabilitation, end of life, complex care and discharge and packages of care. It’s a varied and diverse role with lots of transferable skills.

You will benefit from specialist skills training, clinical and education supervision with a dedicated mentor and leadership development. We use innovative methods. You’ll be working with our exceptional dementia team who won a Health Service Journal award for their NOSH (nutrition) project. Also, one of our young physicians has led on the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Bootcamp conference and bite-size training across north west London, to affect positive change for local older adults in our community. We take pride in respecting the opinions of each other and sharing our knowledge across the team which includes nurses, doctors, therapists and social workers.

Our aim is to use our specialist skills, strength and emotional intelligence to get our patients connected, thriving and back in their lives again.   We also have fun getting to know them with tea parties, games, film club, dementia cafe and sometimes, even a therapy dog.

Charing Cross Hospital has a proud heritage of caring for elderly, frail patients and continues to build and innovate with its strong, specialist medicine for the elderly team. It is one of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust’s five leading hospitals with career pathways that are full of opportunity.

The starter premium is £2000 upfront  – which can help with relocation – and £3000 after 18 months in elderly medicine. If you’re thinking of moving to a leading London trust from further afield, talk to us and we will see how we can help.

Fulfil your potential in hospitals that make history: Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary's, Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea, Western Eye.

For more details please contact lead nurse, Tim Rich at tim.rich@nhs.net

Come to our recruitment day on 28th February 2018 at the Education Centre, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road London W6 8RF.

Please attend from 10am - 4pm. 

We will be offering guided tours, interviews and will be making job offers on the day:

10.30-11.30 Presentations 

10.30-11.00 Dr Claire Solomon - Health Care for Older People Let’s Talk about Frailty

11.00-12.00 Jo James Lead Dementia Nurse, Jules Knight Clinical Nurse Specialist Dementia, Chim Sukali Senior Registered Nurse, Janet Staples Senior Registered Nurse & Cheryl Anne Carr Clinical Practice Educator -  Education Pathways in Elderly Medicine - How can we make a difference?

12.00-13.00 Break for lunch

13.00 Live music – Get in the Swing- What to expect on our Elderly Medicine Wards

13.00- 15.00 Interviews

15.00-16.00 Ward tours

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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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