West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (Watford) Nursing Positions

Number of vacancies : 20+ Registered General Nurses
Clinical areas / number of candidates :General Surgery and general medicine. Experienced and NQ nurses required
6 months of experience required for theatre vacancies.(23 in Medicine, 20 in Unscheduled Care and 27 in Surgery
& Anaesthetics)

**All candidates scheduled must have one of the following**
1. NMC .Pinned & In progress: Passing IELTS will be required
after IELTS training

Number of interviews 20
Date of interviews Skype Interviews –

8th September 2.00

2nd Oct

6th of Nov

4th of Dec

Tests to be carried: Skype Interview
Drug test: YES Prior to Interview
Clinical scenario: YES Prior to Interview
Other: The Drug calculation test will need to be conducted prior to interview (Pass rate is 100% after 2 attempts)
Expected Start Date(s): August onwards
Documents required Full Compliance
Conditions offered 

  • IELTS training/ language course:

As agreed,  IELTS team will provide a Blended Learning IELTS Solution which will
consist of:
a) 10 unit online training programme
b) Weekly Interactive one-to-one IELTS online
c) 280 hours of classroom tuition
d) 12 hours of interactive IELTS webinars per week

******All candidates would need to have a minimum score of 5 in all areas to be accepted for selection for Interview
All candidates put forward to interview must have passed the trusts drugs assessment  and must have completed the Trust’s clinical
scenarios assessment, with their written answers to be made available to the panel prior to interview.******

Successful candidates will be offered £1000 towards their first two-month’s accommodation. This payment will be made directly to their bank accounts within 5 days of their start date. 

Cost of their initial one-way travel to the Trust will be paid by the Trust (up to £250). The trust will also offer to pay the deposit on their accommodation. This payment will made directly to the andlord and claimed back from their salary normally over 3 months.

Candidates will commence with a salary at the top of Band 3 £19,852 . They will move up to Band 5 starting off on £22,128 on confirmation of their NMC registration. Their starting point in Band 5 will reflect their completed years of post-qualification experience, as withother nurse recruits. Those who already have a UK pin will start on the relevant point of Band 5.

Note: Nurses need to book their own temporary accommodation and pay for it themselves. Like mentioned before they will get the £1,000 within the first 5 days of their start date. London Weighing allowance of 5% (increase of salary by 5%)

Other comments
Trust Overview
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute healthcare services to a core
catchment population of approximately half a million people living in west Hertfordshire
and the surrounding area. The Trust also provides a range of more specialist services to
a wider population, serving residents of North London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire
and East Hertfordshire. Overall the population served by the Trust is relatively affluent,
but there are some areas of deprivation. As an employer of over 4000 people the Trust is
one of the biggest employers in the area and sees nearly a million patients each year.
Watford General Hospital (WGH)
Watford General Hospital is at the heart of the Trust’s acute emergency services – the
core location for inpatient emergency care, and for all patients who need the specialist
emergency facilities (such as intensive care) of a major district general hospital. It also
provides elective care for higher risk patients together with a full range of outpatient and
diagnostic services. There are c.600 beds and 9 theatres (including 1 local theatre).
Watford is also the focus of the Trust’s Women’s and Children’s services including neonatal


If interested please send your CV in English to Angeliki Psarrou at: jobs@frontida.eu or call Angeliki Psarrou at (0030) 2103802261

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