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Staff Nurse

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
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Job summary

Are you able to demonstrate excellent clinical, communication and organisational skills with a willingness to work flexibly to meet the demands of the service?If you are, we want to hear from you!We are one of the first organisations in the country to implement the amazing Nursing Accreditation Assessment system called Quality Always, which allows us to deliver high quality safe care at all times.

We are looking for a Staff Nurse to help drive forward our bespoke DCHS Quality Always on Fenton Ward.Fenton Ward is currently a 13-bedded ward that delivers rehabilitation care and complex discharge planning to our frail elderly population embedding the 6 Cs in everything that we do.

We are seeking a Staff Nurse who is able to deliver excellent clinical and organisational skills. The post holder will be dynamic and have a clear vision of what excellent patient care looks and feels like.

This post is a permanent, in-patient position within DCHS.

Main duties of the job

  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care in the most efficient and clinically-effective way, whilst maintaining the patient's privacy and dignity.
  • To provide advice and support to junior staff in the delivery of high-quality care and actively support the Ward Manager in the management of the healthcare environment.

About us

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people's own homes and via virtual consultations.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification, please click ON APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site, you will need to register if you do not already have an account.
  • Support the Ward Manager in the day to day operational management, taking on agreed tasks. For example day to day co-ordination of health care assistants, link for specific key developments, appraisals for Healthcare Assistants.
  • Responsible for the assessment, implementation of treatment and the development of programmes of care for designated patients and provide feedback / escalate discussion regarding meeting patient need through supervision/monitoring processes.
  • Work in close liaison with the Ward Sister to take responsibility as a named nurse for patients within the ward.
  • In the absence of the Ward sister or Ward Manager, be responsible for management, to ensure a continuity of care in accordance with the care programme, seek support from other specialist practitioners/ operational managers as required.
  • Identify need, order equipment and provide advice, support and demonstration to the patient/carer on the use of the equipment to ensure a personal duty of care and compliance with health and safety policies.
  • To monitor and report to senior nurse effectiveness of equipment and aids used on the ward to enable care packages to be delivered.
  • Maintain and record accurate health records in patients healthcare settings, in line with Caldicott and Trust Policies and Procedures and communicate verbal information to relevant multi-disciplinary team members.
  • Manage the placement of pre-registration nurse students and contribute to the learning environment for observers from other health disciplines and to new staff induction to provide a supportive workplace and a culture of continuous learning and evidence based practice.
  • Be involved in the education and training of junior staff and other staff employed within the care settings.
  • Contribute to the completion of clinical audits, eg pressure ulcers, falls, documentation, safety thermometer.
  • Contribute to Public Health and Health Promotion initiatives and under the direction of the senior nurse provide information to support well-being and independence for patients/relatives and carers.
  • To participate in clinical supervision/reflective practice and continuous learning in order to maintain and improve knowledge and skills and to share good practice with colleagues.
  • Participate in routine screening for chronic disease management and record results for monitoring purposes to ensure compliance with the National Service Frameworks.
  • Attend all operational meetings including team meetings.
  • Develop, evaluate and share good working practice.
  • Undertake training relevant to the Nursing service which has been agreed and identified via the appraisal process.
  • Act as a champion for designate service area as required. Have an awareness of what is influencing nursing services locally and nationally.Patient Care
  • To provide nursing care to individuals making use of current evidence to inform the delivery and promote the development of clinically effective care.
  • In collaboration with the Ward Manager or Nursing Sister co-ordinate the assessment, planning implementation and evaluation of care programmes which reflect the individual needs of patients and carers.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.

Person Specification



  • Nursing qualification
  • Evidence of recent training


  • Leg Ulcer Management (N18)
  • Continence Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Infection Control
  • Tissue Viability Management
  • Student Mentorship



  • Evidence of research based/reflective practice



  • Written and recording skills
  • IT Skills

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