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Staff Nurse, T&O A - WRH

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5 RN T& O A Ward

Full and Part time available

Are you ready for an exciting opportunity? Come work on our nominated clinical team of the year on Trauma and Orthopaedics A Side!

We are a 17 bedded supportive unit where you will be offered excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth and support your career development in our busy and friendly team.

Candidates will be able to work expertly to optimize patient care and be a team player who can collaborate and work closely with the existing team to promote excellence in patient care.

So, if you are motivated, enthusiastic and hard- working then we would love to hear from you. In return we can offer excellent opportunities including flexible working hours, preceptorship for newly qualified nurses, support with your health and well-being, and joining a friendly and passionate team.

The T& O wards accommodates trauma patients including spinal injuries. We provide an excellent opportunity to widen skills in a specialist area with on-going education and training for all registered nurses.

So if you want a new start, there couldnt be a better time for you to join us and we look forward to your application!

For further information please contact ward manager: Ward manager T& O A Sue Blackburn via email:

Main duties of the job

This key role is central to our core purpose of delivering safe high quality companionate care. In additional to all the benefits you would expect from working for an NHS Employer, we will also provide you with an extensive induction and a preceptorship programme to support you in achieving your on-going development. As you progress in your career, there are opportunities to develop into a Band 6 Nurse and undertake specialist training.

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

You will develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care including discharge planning for each patient. You will safeguard vulnerable adults. You will participate in preceptorship programmes as appropriate and act as a facilitator / mentor / preceptor / role model to less experienced staff. You will educate patients and their carers as required where a need has been identified, including information on adopting a healthier lifestyle. You will complete patient documentation correctly. You will communicate effectively with patients, carers and members of the multidisciplinary team. You will be responsible for developing and sustaining your own knowledge, clinical skills and professional awareness in accordance with NMC requirements and to maintain a professional portfolio with evidence of reflective practice. You will assist in the training and development of student nurses and health care assistants and complete assessors training as required. You will contribute to research and development programmes within the ward / department. You will contribute to the setting and monitoring of measurable standards of care and be accountable for maintaining standards. You will participate in handling complaints in accordance with Trust policy. You will maintain a safe clean ward environment and ensure all appropriate general risk assessments are carried out within 24 hours of admission and document and plan care accordingly e.g. manual handling, pressure risks, slips trips and falls, nutrition, safeguarding. You will show an awareness of budgeting, exercising care and economy in the ordering and use of equipment. You will assist in the assessment of staffing requirements, reporting problems to the appropriate manager. In the absence of a more senior member of staff and as part of your development programme, with support, will be able to undertake clinical / shift management within the department.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse on sub part 1 or 2 of the professional register.
  • Evidence of continuing education for more experienced Band 5 nurses in speciality.
  • NMC recognised mentorship qualification or willingness to work towards within 18 months of commencement of post.
  • Will require a specific speciality related qualification / equivalent experience related to the post or willingness to work towards within 18 months of qualification.


  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification



  • Excellent time management, prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Able to record and deal with facts, figures and information accurately
  • Able to follow Trust and departmental policies and procedures
  • Effective communicator both written and verbal
  • Able to problem solve and be flexible to change in demands of service
  • Ability to mentor and provide effective support to healthcare assistants and students.
  • Ability to use technology as required to the role
  • Ability to identify and manage risk
  • Determination and tenacity in challenging situations
  • Ability to identify personal development needs

Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


Charles Hastings Way




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