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Registered Staff Nurse

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Jupiter Ward is a 37-bed medical ward which specialises in caring for our elderly population.

We are a unique organisation in the sense we are the only integrated provider in the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire system.

We provide acute care for the Great Western Hospital, run adult community services across Swindon and manage primary care practices in Swindon, providing care for 30,000 patients.

Our 5,600 staff have 1.2m patient contacts a year, with 13,000 operations carried out in our Theatres, around 4,000 babies born, and our emergency attendances are now well over 100,000 per year.

Those numbers only tell part of our story about what an exciting time it is to join Great Western Hospitals.

Main duties of the job

Your personal passion for quality care and exceptional interpersonal skills will inspire and motivate your team. In return we will offer you the opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and give our commitment to your professional development with coaching, clinical supervision and role modelling from existing senior nurses.

About us

We are currently embedding a continuous improvement methodology we call Improving Together into our organisation and are equipping all of our staff with the training and support to turn their great ideas into reality.

That will help us to deliver an even better level of patient care, but we know that we need an improved estate to offer quality care too. That is why we have a large site development plan underway, called our 'Way Forward Programme', which seeks to develop a more integrated, streamlined and efficient health care system that will provide an effective balance of urgent and longer term care for patients' best interests.

There has never been a better or more exciting time to join our organisation, and the opportunities for you are limitless.

Our Values

Our Star Values are the golden thread running through everything we do and help us to deliver our vision of providing great, joined up services for the community. You can expect to see our values in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.

Service - We will put our patients first

Teamwork - We will work together

Ambition - We will aspire to provide the best service

Respect - We will act with integrity

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Plan, deliver and evaluate compassionate nursing care to meet the patients individualised needs.2. Ensure the highest standards of care and safety are maintained.3. To support the nurse in charge with the day to day planning, the delivery of a high quality nursing service and the continuous improvement of that service.4. To ensure effective communication is achieved and maintained of sensitive information, with regard to the patient assessments and clinical details.5. To act as a role model, ensuring high quality, professional standards are maintained and delivered at all times.6. To document observations, assessments, results, decisions and actions. Effectively in patients notes and communicate these effectively to appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team and as appropriate, to carers.7. Provide legible and comprehensive patient records to agreed Trust and NMC standards and guidelines8. To develop and maintain effective communication links with all levels of staff within the Trust and external agencies.9. To participate in the audit cycle of clinical practices and procedures including infection prevention & control initiatives.10. Assist in the monitoring and protecting of groups and individuals whose health and well-being may be at risk e.g. vulnerable adults.11. Promote and maintain the dignity and privacy of patients at all times.12. To participate and contribute appropriately in research, service modernisation, clinical governance and National Service Frameworks.13. To be responsible for developing and sustaining own knowledge, clinical skills and professional awareness in accordance with re-evaluation requirements and to maintain a professional portfolio with evidence of reflective practice.14. Actively encourage service users & carers for feedback and work with the outpatient team to develop action plans to address issues.15. To promote best practice and monitor support workers practice.16. To assist in the orientation and support of new staff and students to the unit, working together as a team.17. To act as a role model and promote the Trusts STAR values.18. The Staff Nurse will assist in the provision of support to patients and staff in the delivery of individual nursing care in accordance with the Trust policies and procedures.19. Promote and maintain a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment for the patients, carers, relatives, visitors and staff.20. Assist in the implementation and delivery of the Trust Carers strategy.21. Actively participate in the delivery of nurse led clinical interventions.22. Participate in the delivery of speciality patient health assessment programme and pre-operative investigations as per agreed protocols.23. Listen and respond appropriately to consumer feedback in conjunction with Patient Advice Liaison Services (PALS).24. Participate in effectively managing complaints as per Trust policy.25. The Staff Nurse will participate in the efficient and effective use of resources to ensure the quality and cost effectiveness of service provision.26. Assist the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in effective budget management.27. Participate in the appropriate staffing of the clinical area in accordance with agreed staffing model.28. Maintain knowledge of current best practice guidelines and research.29. Ensure own compliance with mandatory training and re-validation requirements.30. Maintain active status on NMC Register.31. Act in accordance with NMC Code of Conduct and guiding documents.32. Maintain a professional portfolio.33. Ensure that the correct methods of moving / manual handling of patients and equipment is utilised.34. Ability to deal with distressed patients / clients on a regular basis.

Please see full Job description and personal specification attached.

Person Specification



  • First Level Registered Nurse.
  • Current/live registration with the Nursing Midwifery Council
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • Diploma/Degree qualification
  • Teaching/Assessor Qualification e.g. ENB 998 or equivalent.
  • Qualification or experience in teaching and assessing.
  • Leadership qualification



  • Recent experience nursing patients in an acute / community setting or recently completed a Return to Nursing course.
  • Able to demonstrate effective consolidation of nursing knowledge and practice after qualification and Preceptorship.
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Experience within a range of patient/client care groups.



  • An understanding of the structure for the delivery for Community and social care services.

Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Road



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