Staff Nurse for Bank/Central

£23,023 to £29,608 pa
07 Mar 2019
25 Mar 2019
Contract Type

Staff Nurse for Bank/Central

Department: Various - Permanent or Bank

Location: Swindon

Salary: £23,023 to £29,608 pa

Job Reference: 249-CS-021914

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon is proud to have a team of highly skilled, kind and compassionate staff that deliver high quality care for our patients. The Trust provides acute services from the Great Western Hospital and community healthcare services across Swindon. We are an ambitious and progressive Foundation Trust, committed to continuing our quality journey so that we can exceed our patient’s expectations.

We have recently been successful in our bid for £30 million of national funding to develop an Integrated Front Door, expand our Emergency Department, purchase land for potential expansion and to help us develop new models of care, such as an intensive rehabilitation offer. And we have many more ambitious plans. This is a great and exciting milestone which will help us to maintain quality and safety for people in Swindon and the surrounding areas over the coming years.

PLEASE NOTE - if you are a student qualifying in Summer 2019, your application will need to be transferred to our centralised student advert.

Full Time and Part Time hours available for exceptional Staff Nurses

Opportunities in all areas including Medical Wards, Surgical Wards, Theatres (all areas), Emergency Department (Adult & Paediatric), Care of the Elderly and the Children’s Unit and with our Bank Team.


It’s an exciting time to be a Registered Nurse at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We have invested over £1m in additional nursing over the past year and we’re looking for compassionate and caring nurses to work with us to provide the best care we can.

We are looking for committed and highly competent nurses who are passionate about doing the best for our patients through delivering excellent standards of care. We’re looking for Nurses who can identify with our STAR values of Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect. These values are the foundation of everything we do - the way we act, the way we speak and the way we treat patients and colleagues. Our values represent who we are.

Working for us will provide you with the opportunity to be part of an experienced team, working in a busy environment enabling you to further develop your skills and experience so you can provide our patients with the high quality care that we know you strive to deliver.

As a qualified and enthusiastic nurse you will be experienced in dealing with conflicting demands, typical of an acute and dynamic hospital environment. Our patient’s needs are constantly evolving which means we need to adapt and innovate in order to successfully meet this challenge. We put patients at the centre of their care and a fundamental part of this is the interaction and communication between our staff, patients and their families which means you need to have exemplary communication skills.

What we can do for you:

We’re one of the top employers in the NHS in the South West. As committed as you will be to doing the best for your patients, we’re just as committed to helping you to get the most out of your role. Our people are at the heart of everything we do, we will offer you the support, guidance, training and opportunities to develop at whatever stage in your career you are so you can make the best contribution you can.

Are you a current GWH employee? Have you considered using the Internal Transfer Process to move between clinical areas? Please contact the Recruitment Team on 01793 607976 for more information.


Working in healthcare is rewarding and we will work with you to maximize your potential. All we ask in return is that you live by our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect.

We invest in your training and development to pursue a successful and fulfilling career in healthcare. As an NHS employer we offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered in the UK. Permanent staff receive at least 27 days' holiday each year, a generous pension, plus other benefits including flexible working options and exclusive discounts. Bank workers receive one extra hours pay for every 12 hours worked in place of annual leave entitlement, plus other benefits including pension. We offer an onsite Nursery and are one of the first employers in the country to offer 30 hours of free childcare a week subject to eligibility.

All candidates are required to pay for their own DBS check where applicable. Standard DBS check costs £26 and will be recovered from the first months pay; Enhanced DBS check costs £44 and will be recovered over the first 2 months pay. (£22 per month)

Bank posts requiring a DBS check; payment must be made prior to commencing.

Apprentices are exempt from DBS payment.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to safer recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.

Application information:

The vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications are received.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period, with the exception of medical and dental candidates.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

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