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Staff Nurse Acute Respiratory Unit, WRH

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
24 Sep 2023
You will be part of a dedicated team delivering a high standard of nursing care to our respiratory patients. ARU is a 31 bedded unit that includes an 8 bedded high care area for non-invasive positive pressure ventilation and an Intervention Room for day case procedures.

Our mission is to work together with our partners in health and social care to provide safe, effective, personalised and integrated care for local people, delivered consistently across all services by skilled and compassionate staff. Our vision can be summarised as patients at the centre of all we do .

We are committed to delivering a Nursing and Midwifery Service that provides the best patient care. We promise to communicate effectively by listening to and responding to comments and concerns. We recognise that our excellent nursing staff are key in enabling and providing compassionate, patient centred care and we need you to join our team. We show we care for our staff through our support, development and progression opportunities.

Main duties of the job

We offer:

Induction with a supernumerary period

An assigned mentor

Training from our Professional Development Team

Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses

Opportunities for rotation

Band 6 development programmes

Band 7 Ward Sister development programme

CPD via local University

Celebration of success and achievement with our Shining Star Awards.

Comprehensive staff benefits including: NHS Pension Scheme, on site nursery, childcare vouchers, car salary sacrifice scheme, generous annual leave

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Using your clinical experience and skills you will work with your team as a named nurse to maintain accountability for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care within the framework of team nursing.

Acting with compassion you will put patients at the centre of all you do.

You will communicate effectively with patients and their carers regarding their care and educate patients where there is a need.

You will communicate effectively with the Multi-Disciplinary Team to ensure high quality patient care.

You will show commitment to sustaining and developing your clinical competence and professional awareness.

You will provide supervision, support and education to unqualified staff and students.

This role will require you to work variable hours in order to fulfil the needs of the ward.

You will show courage by embracing new ways of working and doing the right thing by the people you care for, including speaking up when you have concerns

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on sub part 1 or 2 of the professional register
  • Would suit newly qualified, recently returned to nursing candidate or more experienced Band 5.


  • Diploma/ Degree
  • Teaching & assessing qualifications



  • Effective communicator.
  • Able to work in a team
  • Delivery high care standards in line with Clinical Governance
  • Flexible, punctual and reliable


  • Keyboard / computer skills + knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


Charles Hastings Way




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