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Centre Cover Nurse

Zoek Pin Cheshire West and Chester, England


Permanent (Full time)

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6 month probation period and OSCE’s

(with flexibility required to ensure the effective delivery of duties based on the needs of the service).

David Lewis is an employer of choice. We are looking to recruit a Centre Cover Nurse We are looking for a Centre Cover Nurse responsible for providing emergency first aid cover across all David Lewis residential, education and day services principally providing seizure management, first aid and the management of head injuries.

As Centre Cover Nurse you will work shifts to provide an out-of-hours minor injuries/illness service that covers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year utilising advanced clinical assessment skills and Patient Group Directives (PGDS).You will also provide support for GP’s in clinic and provide primary care activities, including wound management, venipuncture, ECG recording, ear care/irrigation and triaging appointments for GP’s and the Nurse Clinician during core hours of 7am to 4pm.

This is a multifaceted role and also includes supporting staff in developing and maintaining skills to safely care for service users including delivering training on houses to staff and service users.

Candidates must be a Registered General Nurse and have two years’ experience working in a similar role with knowledge of conditions such as epilepsy, autism, learning disability or other neurological conditions as relevant. The successful candidate will be required to complete Centre Cover Training (49 hours) and pass OSCE examinations to a satisfactory standard.

David Lewis provides outstanding education, residential, medical and therapeutic support for people with learning disabilities, epilepsy and autism for people aged 16 years and over. We employ over 850 staff with a turnover of £28 million per annum. We support people with complex learning and physical disabilities with their daily living, access to social and leisure opportunities and education.

As well as the opportunity to work form a picturesque site in a rural setting other benefits include:-

  • 33 days annual leave rising to 38 days with service.

  • An occupational pension (up to 6% employer contribution)

  • Up to 12 weeks full sick pay

  • Life Assurance Cover (3 x basic annual salary)

  • Further Education Sponsorship

  • Career Progression

  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing provision including:-

  • an Employee Assistance Programme

  • Occupational Health services

  • A Physio service for staff

  • A Staff Counsellor

  • On site pharmacy

  • On site gym and swimming pool

  • Free parking

  • Digital Rewards

Working Hours

Full time – hours per week over 7 days

Shift Times: 07:30 - 15:00 and 13:45 - 21:15.

Shifts include bank holidays.

Flexibility to work occasional nights to cover sickness or annual leave may be required.

Informal Enquiries may be made to Jackie Lamb, Matron on (phone number removed).

Closing date: Friday 30th April 2021. Note, we will interview on receipt of application.

David Lewis welcomes applications from a diverse talent pool.

To request any reasonable adjustments to support you with the application or shortlisting process please contact (phone number removed).

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks: This post, due to its nature, duties and responsibilities, will be subject to an enhanced check by the DBS

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