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Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
Bishops Castle
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is a people business where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining our Trust means becoming part of a team who are committed to leading the way through clinical excellence and great patient care.

Bishops Castle Community Hospital Inpatient Ward has been temporarily closed since October 2021. We are excited to commence our recruitment campaign to allow us to re-open our Inpatient Ward.

We are looking for experienced Nurses with evidence ofprofessional development, excellent communication and organisational skills.

You will be working within a busy ward environment with the opportunity to further develop your skills and enhance your knowledge. The successful candidate will have a passion for the delivery of high quality care for our cohort of patients, with interests in care of the elderly, end of life care and rehabilitation.

The Trust has great opportunities for career development in our scenic rural community settings. We offer a flexible working pattern to help support you with your commitments outside of work. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applications around less than full time/flexible working.

You will be a Registered Nurse on the NMC register with experience of working in a multi-disciplinary/multi-agency health/social care environment.

Main duties of the job

To contribute to the establishment of an ethos of modern, customer orientated services and translate that into a culture of effective patient/user centred delivery meeting the individualneeds of patients and their carer's.To ensure that care provided is effective through careful assessment of patients' condition and circumstances, appropriate planning and delivery of care and regular evaluation of achievement of care objectives, escalating patient care concerns, and working under the leadership of registered nurses at all times.To act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.

About us

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust provides community-based health services for adults and children in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and some services in surrounding areas too. These range from district nursing, health visiting and running four community hospitals through to providing very specialist community care through talented and dedicated staff.

Patients, carers and the public play a vital role in helping us to develop and improve our services and we are constantly looking for ways to work with local communities, patients and the public to innovate and improve. Have a look at the Have Your Say section of our website to find out how you can feed back your experiences and help us to continually improve.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life - and a good work life/home life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details of this role.

Contact Amanda Houghton for a discussion:

Person Specification



  • RGN
  • Evidenced recent study and personal development



  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary/multi-agency health/social care environment
  • Experience of working in the NHS, which may include experience gained on practice placements

Knowledge and skills


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care
  • Ability to lead and manage the team on a regular basis in the absence of the Ward Sister

Employer details

Employer name

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust


Bishops Castle Community Hospital

Union Street

Bishops Castle


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