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Staff Nurse - Discharge Lounge and Medical Day Case

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

To work as a member of the Medical Day Case and Discharge Lounge Team as a competent practitioner. To facilitate a high standard, efficient and friendly service for patients whilst attending the department. To meet service objectives and work within the operational policy. To maintain a safe working environment.

To participate in the supervision and teaching of staff and students.

To ensure that all duties required to assist in the smooth running of the department are completed in a timely manner to ensure the best patients experience possible. To be mindful at all times of the impact on patients of own actions.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team. The successful candidate will work between both departments to enable multi-disciplinary team working, and be expected to gain competence in many clinical skills to support the wide variety of specialities within the department.

We are a dual unit our Medical Day Case patients come to the department having various infusions for chronic health conditions including specialities of haematology, gastroenterology ,rheumatology and endocrinology to name a few.

In the Discharge Lounge we accept patients from all departments /wards in the hospital whilst they are awaiting their medications or transport.

We ensure that patients are discharged in a safe and timely manner and we work closely with all health care professionals to facilitate this.

Main duties of the job

  • To participate in and ensure that staff within the clinical area deliver evidence based nursing care in line with Trust policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • To take charge of the team in the absence of senior nurses and ensure the smooth running of the department.
  • To be an effective team member, participating in the process of positively encouraging and supporting colleagues to maintain and improve standards of quality practice.
  • Participates in teaching in the clinical areas as required.
  • To promote collaborative working partnership and effective communication between all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To coordinate the patient flow through the department and ensure the patients receive their treatment in a timely manner.
  • The department is nurse led with Consultant cover at the end of the phone

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: \The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff; a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • First/ Second Registered Nurse



  • Experience within relevant clinical area

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Ability to influence at management and team level
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to a wide range of people
  • Time Management of self & others
  • Leadership

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