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Trust Wide Staff Nurse

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Please Note This vacancy is not open to internal applicants

We are Wirral University Teaching Hospital (WUTH).

We are the NHS. We are recruiting now

Trust Wide Vacancies for Band 5 Staff Nurses

Nurses with full UK NMC registration, 2nd or 3rd year student nurses or nurses returning to practice. NHS experience is essential.

Preceptorship will be provided for newly qualified/return to practice nurses.

Are you an experienced nurse with current full UK NMC registration and NHS experience, a newly qualified nurse, a nurse returning to registered practice or a student nurse looking for their first post who is compassionate about caring for patients?

Do you want to work for an organisation that will fully support you in your career development?

We want you to work for us. WUTH is on an exciting journey as we aim is to deliver the highest quality of care for every patient and we want talented nurses to join our team.

If you are a newly qualified nurse or returning to practice we will offer you a comprehensive preceptorship package plus access to support from the Preceptorship Pastoral Lead.

Main duties of the job

As a major teaching hospital we are renowned as a leader in the region for education and training, so you will be fully supported through your nursing career and development.

We are at the forefront of innovation as a centre of excellence for digital technology. As a chosen Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) site, WUTH is one of the most digitally enabled hospitals in the country, using technology to provide the best possible care for our patients.

If you are a nurse who puts patients at the heart of everything you do, we want you.

Successful candidates must have compassion and empathy, protecting the dignity of our patients at all times.

You must be self-confident and self-motivated with the flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the Northwest of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high-quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider Northwest footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide, and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find the attached Job description/Person specification which outlines the main duties of the role.

There are Trust wide vacancies, successful candidates will be allocated to their preferred speciality.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Skills


  • Awareness of evidence based practice
  • Good organisational/time management skills
  • Ability to deal with an acute workload
  • Good communication skills written and verbal
  • Ability to recognise the importance of team work
  • Competent in organising/prioritising own workload and that of others
  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively at all levels
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Excellent communicator (verbal and written)
  • Able to deal with conflict
  • Able to support and advise the team
  • Act as a positive role model


  • Student nurse assessor/supervisor
  • Evidence of ability to act as a preceptor/mentor to new staff
  • Evidence of involvement in producing teaching strategies/packages
  • Relevant clinical knowledge/experience of the specialty
  • Evidence of an initiative which has changed or enhanced clinical practice
  • Competent in organizing own workload and that of others
  • Good problem solving abilities
  • Good time management
  • Awareness of Health Policies and the changing NHS environment

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • 1st Level NMC Registration
  • Evidence of Professional Development
  • Willing to undertake Practice Assessor Training
  • Relevant Degree or willing to register to work towards degree
  • Relevant or willingness to undertake relevant module/course
  • Suitable for newly qualified or experienced staff nurse
  • Experience of maintaining accurate records
  • Relevant clinical knowledge and experience


  • Act as a practice supervisor
  • NHS Experience
  • Awareness of Health Policies and the changing NHS environment

Personal Attributes


  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Self-Confident
  • Ability to be sensitive and empathic
  • Recognises own development needs and able to set personal objectives
  • Has identified methods of dealing effectively under pressure
  • Communicate formally on first contact
  • Deal with everyone in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner
  • Ensure all communications are open, honest and accurate
  • Value people's time and protect it as much as possible
  • Make an environment friendly and safe for all
  • Listen to what people say and take appropriate action
  • Supporting safe patient care
  • Good patient experience and communication
  • Maintain own competence


  • Act as a positive role model
  • Ability to deal with conflict

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Arrowe Park Hospital


CH49 5PE

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