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Internal Transfer Scheme - Band 5 and 6

Band 5

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Band 5
Full Time/Part Time
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Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
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Barnet, Chase Farm, Royal Free
Barnet, Enfield, Hampstead
21/07/2019 23:59

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community.  This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.

Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

Everyone is welcome at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME, gender equality, staff carers and people with disabilities and lived experiences to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

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Band 5 and 6 registered nurses who are looking for new career opportunities can now apply to transfer sideways to new specialties within our organisation.

The Internal Transfer Scheme is designed to allow our staff the chance to seamlessly move into different areas and specialties without the time consuming application process on Trac. In order for you to qualify for this we require you to have passed your six month probation and have been in the trust for 9 months.

The nurse transfer scheme aims to improve job satisfaction, promote staff progression and retain valued staff within the organisation.

Rather than having you complete recruitment assessments and interviews as well as go through reference and other pre-employment checks, we simply require you to fill out an Expression of interest form (attached), which is then signed by your current manager, and arrange a meeting with the matron or ward manager for the area you are interested in.

Who can apply for a transfer?

All band 5 and 6 registered nurses that:

• Want to stay at grade and take a sideways transfer internally.
• Have been an employee of the trust for at least nine months
• Have completed their six month probationary programme
• Have had a recent appraisal (within the last 12 months)
• Have agreement, approval and support from current sister/charge nurse/matron.

Before a transfer is considered and agreed, it is recommend that nurses work a bank shift in the area they are interested in to help them decide whether they would like a permanent transfer.

As part of the scheme careers advice will be offered by a senior nurse, who may recommend educational opportunities that will support the potential transfer, benefiting both the individual and the new clinical area.

The Expression of Interest Form is attached and must be completed for all Internal Transfer Scheme transfers.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Hussan Limbada - Internal Transfer Scheme Talent Officer

Jasmina Davies - Lead Nurse for Recruitment and Retention