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Northamptonshire NHS holds a joint recruitment open day for Community Nurses, School Nurses & Health Visitors

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) is hosting an open day (9.30am to 14.30pm) at Berrywood Hospital in Duston on Saturday 12th October to attract qualified and newly qualified nurses who want to work in the community and in schools across Northamptonshire.

The Trust has opportunities for nurses and health care assistants to join the district nursing team, specialist school nurses to work in Northampton and East Northants and for health visitors to work in Northampton and Wellingborough. At the recruitment event, nurses can speak with members of the nursing teams and have an interview if they are interested in a role.

The Community Nursing Service provides planned and unplanned nursing care to patients in their homes. Nurses work as part of a county wide multi-disciplinary team, including GPs, practice nurses and specialist nurses providing a high-quality service and excellent patient experience.

There are also several health visitor vacancies for full and part-time roles across Northampton and Wellingborough delivering nursing services to children and young people. Applicants must be registered nurses with a Specialist Practitioner Qualification in Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting).

There are also two Band 6 Specialist School Nurse positions available, one full-time and one part-time to work within the Northampton and Brackley 0-19 service and East Northants service.

NHFT is rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and provides support in the community and in hospital settings, for physical and mental health, as well as for adults and children.

Sarah Clarke, Recruitment Business Partner at NHFT said, “As an organisation and a community service we are actively involved in both local and national innovative projects around improving quality of care and integrated working. We promote mobile working technology to help staff to provide a safe robust service for the patients.

“NHFT offers an extensive programme of training and skills development available and we encourage our staff to apply for national awards. We look forward to meeting nurses at the recruitment day and inspiring them to join us in one of the vacancies we currently have in a community setting.”

Georgie Fiander is a community nurse sister at NHFT who loves working in the community. She has only ever worked in a community nursing role after completing her nursing degree at Northampton University. Her career has progressed very quickly since joining the Trust three years ago.

Georgie explains, “My final year placement was based in the community and I knew I wanted to work as a community nurse after qualifying. I joined as a band 5 community nurse and progressed after one year to a band 6, before becoming a band 7 community nursing sister two months ago. I love working out in the community and never wanted to work in an acute hospital setting.”

“I enjoy giving people holistic care in their own home and building relationships with them. You can get a real feel for a patient and their treatment needs when you see them in their home. I also love the variety that comes with community nursing, which can include everything from palliative care to wound care and administering injections.”

As a sister, Georgie is responsible for managing and leading the team. She looks after the patient case load and the general day to running. She says she enjoys supporting the staff and acting as a role model for them too. Georgie is also out with patients daily, assessing and reviewing treatment plans in their homes and ensuring that everything that needs to be done for the patients is being done.

Georgie says the Trust supports nurses to progress in their careers. They offer a very good induction programme for new nurses and excellent training and development opportunities.

Georgie says, “The Trust offers easy to access online training courses, as well as face to face training with the in-house development team. There are many different training options including community nursing qualifications to prescribing courses. There are also different options for those wanting to work as a nurse from nursing apprenticeships to nursing associates.

She adds, “NHFT is committed to making a real difference to the lives of the patients, as well as the staff and they reward us for the hard work that we do. I highly recommend the trust to any nurses considering a community nursing role, especially younger ones that are keen to learn and would like the variety of working in the community. I encourage nurses to attend the recruitment day to find out about the fantastic opportunities we have for nurses and meet members of staff already doing the job.”

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is one of the key partners in the ‘Best of Both Worlds’ recruitment campaign, marketed by Altadicta. The campaign brings together the University of Northampton, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Northampton General Hospital, Kettering General Hospital (KGH), St Andrew’s Healthcare and Northants GP and aims to recruit nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals to live and work in Northamptonshire.

The recruitment event takes place on 12th October 2019 at Berrywood Hospital, Berrywood Drive, Duston, NN5 6UD from 9.30am until 14.30pm. For more information http://jobs.nhft.nhs.uk/job/v1947551

To find out about vacancies across Northamptonshire visit http://bestofbothworlds.uk.net/

 


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