Registered Nurse (Day)

Salary:
£33,591.60 - £36,177.31 (+10% for hours worked at weekends)
Role type:
Full Time, All Year Post
Hours:
37 hrs / 52 wks
Contract type:
Permanent
Contract:
All year post
Location:
Cheltenham, Ullenwood
Closing Date:
31/01/2022
Job Details:

Join National Star as a nurse and use your skills and knowledge to keep residents and students with disabilities safe and well so they can live their lives to the full.

You’ll be there to support young adults with disabilities to manage their long-term health conditions so they can do the things they want in life. Working alongside support staff you’ll help them manage their medication, promoting independence while using your nursing skills to make sure they can lead the lives they choose. It goes without saying that you will be on hand to deliver day-to-day and emergency nursing care as required.

Whether you are caring for students or long-term residents you will have the pleasure of getting to know an amazing group of young adults with big personalities and even bigger ambitions to live their lives as independently as possible. You’ll be there for the important occasions and the small moments. The first attempt to administer their own medication or the triumphant achievement of speaking for the first time after an acquired brain injury.

Through the smiles and tears, the pain and celebrations, you’ll be right there with them, supporting their care to enhance the events they love and the social calendar they choose. It’s their life. You’ll make sure they’re healthily living it.

Many of the students and residents at National Star are medically complex and have respiratory issues, epilepsy, neurological and life-limiting conditions.

If you have never worked with people with disabilities before that’s not a dealbreaker. Many of our current nursing team have transferred from an acute NHS setting, with little or no experience of working with young disabled adults. We can teach you everything you need to know about working with people with disabilities. If you can make acute clinical decisions and have the compassion to be able to provide quality care for someone with a life-limiting condition, you will fit in well with our team.

 

About us

National Star is a growing charity with more than 1,100 staff based in England and Wales. Established more than 50 years ago, we’ve supported hundreds of young people with disabilities to achieve their potential.

 

How we will reward you

 

Our Golden Hello

It’s motivating to feel valued at work. That’s why all new staff will receive a ‘Golden Hello’ up to the value of £250 for full-time staff (pro-rata for part-time employees) upon successful completion of their probation. 

Staff benefits

Fantastic career development opportunities and comprehensive induction programme - theory and practical

Award-winning training

Use of fitness suite and swimming pool and staff clubs such as badminton, arts & crafts and Zumba (subject to COVID restrictions)

Health Shield medical cover

Life insurance cover

Employee helpline

Contributory pension scheme

Opportunity to purchase a TOTUM discount card

Employee discounts at attractions, high street retailers, supermarkets, utilities and motoring, plus much more

 

How to apply

At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.

 

Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.

 

We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money.  Alternatively please send your cv to recruitment@nationalstar.org or call our recruitment department 01242 527631 for further information or an application form. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system please let us know.

All future correspondence with you will be via email (application acknowledgement, invitation to interview etc). Please check your email regularly.

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