Staff Nurse

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is a major provider of integrated hospital and community services for people living in Buckinghamshire and the surrounding area. This includes Thame (Oxfordshire), Tring (Hertfordshire) and Leighton Buzzard (Bedfordshire). We provide care to over half a million patients every year. We have over 6,000 highly trained clinical staff. This includes doctors, nurses, midwives, health visitors, therapists, and healthcare scientists.

Buckingham Community Hospital is one of several Community Hospitals within the Trust.

The inpatients ward at Buckingham has exciting opportunities for Band 5 Staff Nurses to join their team.

This post would be suitable for newly qualified nurses, those due to qualify soon, or individuals who already have post-registration experience. Where relevant, we will support you to undertake our Trust Preceptorship programme, offering you the structured support needed to transition your knowledge into everyday practice successfully

Main duties of the job

  • Undertakes the nursing assessment of the patient including risk assessments, e.g. Tissue viability, falls and re - evaluates.
  • Planning and delivering an individual programme of nursing care for each patient incorporating objectives and re-evaluates.
  • Supervising qualified and/or unqualified staff, to ensure the optimum application of skills necessary to provide the care planned for each patient.
  • Recording nursing care given and evaluating its outcome in relation to achievement of objectives; modifying care plans accordingly.
  • Teaches patients to administer their own treatment (when appropriate) and gives instruction and advice prior to discharge.
  • Acts as a health educator throughout the patients' stay.
  • Responds sensitively to the needs of patient's families and visitors.
  • Applies the approved policies relating to clinical nursing practice.
  • Teaches learner nurses and qualified and unqualified staff by example, demonstration, explanation and evaluation.

About us

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work!

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?

We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.

As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.

Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

Person Specification



  • NMC registration
  • Degree in Nursing
  • Mentorship (EN)


  • Previous experience of working with frail older adults



  • Experience of elderly care
  • Experience as a band 5


  • active in practice



  • Ability to communicate clearly with patients, relatives and the multi-disciplinary team in English.
  • Ability to work required shift pattern.
  • Knowledge of up to date nursing and NHS issues
  • Knowledge of evidence informed and research-based practice

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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