University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.
We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.
The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby
Applications are invited from Coventry Univeristy Students who are due to qualify in September 2018, you will be enrolled on the September 2015 cohort.
Nursing at UHCW is special; we have a team of over 3,000 nurses who have the passion and commitment to deliver outstanding care in the most challenging areas of clinical practice. We are one of the UK’s leading specialist teaching hospitals, providing world class healthcare to a population of over 1,000,000.
Nursing at UHCW has developed strong links to Coventry University and our purpose built Clinical Sciences Building offers a whole range of facilities to aid your education and training including a modern library with excellent IT facilities.
Located on two sites in Coventry and the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby, we offer major advances in patient care, clinical teaching and innovation. We're exceeding the national waiting times targets for our patients we have low incidence of healthcare associated infections such as MRSA and C. difficile.
We value the contribution our nurses make to UHCW and are committed to providing support and mentorship to all of our employees.
To further enhance your professional development, we are also introducing a Rotational Programme for our Newly Qualified (NQ) Nurses with the aim to provide you with the opportunity to work within different specialties’ or across one specialty. Further information on this programme and the options that are available to you are outlines in the Rotational Programme Leaflet attached on the right side of this page.
***If you are interested in the rotational package you will need to include this in your application form when prompted.
The Trust offers a range of specialties including:-
Trauma and Orthopaedics
Oncology & Haematology
Theatre (Coventry and Rugby)
Hospital of St Cross (elective orthopaedic surgery, medical and rehabilitation)
* Please indicate on your application form (when prompted) your preference for wards/rotations as indicated above.
Following submission of your application you will be invited to undertake a one hour assessment paper developed by Practice Educators that covers; drug calculations, pharmacology, situational judgements incorporating the 6c’s, UHCW Trust values, clinical skills and underpinning nursing knowledge.
• Highest scorers of the assessment paper will be allocated to their first or second choice dependant on vacancies.
• All other nurses will be offered alternative areas in discussion with the Trust’s Resourcing Team dependent on vacancies.
Recruiting to Values
To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.
Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.
The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.
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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