Staff Nurse - West Mendip Community Hospital

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro-rata
Closing date
1 Oct 2023
Job overview

Staff Nurse - West Mendip Community Hospital - Glastonbury

Are you a Registered Nurse looking for a fresh, new challenge?We currently have a vacancy for you to join the team and be part of the future of West Mendip Community Hospital in Glastonbury.

The successful individual will be enthusiastic and motivated, an excellent communicator who embraces a holistic team approach, focusing on providing excellent clinical and pastoral care to our patient group, their families and carers. A friendly and adaptable approach is a must, as is a sense of humour.

The hospital wards have 30 beds configured in single rooms, 2 bedded areas and 4 bedded areas. The light, airy spaces are available to patients requiring rehabilitation, end of life and palliative care. The Nursing team are supported by a team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers whose goal is to improve the quality of life for patients and enable their chosen pathways.

Main duties of the job

Successful applicants will be responsible for all aspects of patient care, from admission through to discharge, using a computerised record keeping system. You will be responsible for the provision of general nursing care to all your patients, ensuring they are treated with dignity and respect whilst having opportunity to attend family meetings, undertake ward rounds and be involved in multi-disciplinary team meetings. These all contribute to the decision-making process, goal setting and care planning that facilitates a safe discharge home from Hospital.

You would be required to work flexibly on an internal shift rotation, working both days and nights over a seven-day period, including bank holidays. In return you will receive enhanced payments for working unsocial hours, a generous holiday entitlement and pension scheme.

With opportunities to develop Clinically, in addition to growing skills and confidence in the role of Leadership and Management. This role could be the one you are looking for!

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression, and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide delegated care to patients within the inpatients department

To be responsible for own personal safety, have knowledge of policy. Safeguard possessions and all equipment issued by Somerset Partnership

To be aware of budget implications

To manage own time effectively demonstrating flexibility to meet the service

Person Specification



  • Demonstrate ability to meet the Trust Values of Kindness, Respect and Teamwork

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered with the NMC


  • Evidence of continual professional development
  • Assessor / Teaching Qualification



  • Experience of working in Multicultural services
  • Evidence of a good standard of Literary / English language skills
  • Experience as a registered nurse


  • Sound knowledge of Trust Polices including Manual Handling, Health and Safety and Infection Prevention and Control
  • Able to demonstrate caring and compassionate values and a commitment to nursing

Skills and abilities


  • Able to undertake shift work/Internal rotation (Days, Nights, Weekends and Bank Holidays)
  • Ability to recognise and manage challenging situations in a calm and professional manner


  • Ability to record and retrieve information using Electronic Patient records
  • Show a willingness to learn and develop

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


West Mendip Community Hospital

Old Wells Road



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