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Staff Nurse - Worcester City Inpatient Unit

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Do you want to work for a Trust that C.A.R.E.S?

Here at Worcester City Inpatient Unit we are passionate about delivering outstanding care to our patients and continually strive to provide a seamless transition from a hospital environment back into the community.

Our units are predominantly Nurse and Therapy led allowing our passionate RNs to exercise their clinical practice alongside developing management and leadership skills in a friendly, dynamic and supportive environment.

We want your courage, your ambition, your ability to respond and willingness to learn and develop.

We want you to feel empowered to make a real difference to your patients, enabling the frailest to feel supported as they transition into the next stage of their lives.

Whatever your nursing background, it is your ability to inspire your team, adapt and integrate methods of care to support your patients that will help us all, at HWHACT, to ensure we can continually deliver our vision and values by working together for outstanding care.

Main duties of the job

As a Staff Nurse you will be responsible for providing care to people admitted to our ward for rehabilitation. We work closely as a multi-disciplinary team. Our focusispromoting the comfort and wellbeing of patients, enablingthemto live as independently as possible. . As a team we encourage ongoing learning and development through reflection and clinical supervision which we try and embed in our daily practice. Our nurses are required to facilitate the day to day running of the ward, administering medications, working alongside all members of the MDT as well as patients, their families, and carers to provided 24/7 rehabilitation to enable the highest level of independence and quality of life. Our nurses are required to attend meetings as needed such as MDT and CHC or Discharge Planning.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description

Job responsibilities


The post holder will:
  • Behave consistently with the values and beliefs of the organisation and promote these on day to day basis.
  • Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.
  • Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.
  • Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patients care within the Ward/unit, working in accordance with the philosophy of patient centred care and to NSF and other Trust standards.
  • Practice as a member of the Community Hospital Nursing team, to support and work in partnership with the wider multidisciplinary team.


    Will have competencies in all of the following and will:

    Planning and Delivery of Individual Nursing Care under Direction of Senior Staff
  • Work within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Assess, plan, and implement and evaluate patient focused nursing care.
  • Document care given and maintain contemporaneous records.
  • Maintain records in accordance with the Trusts policy and that of NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Assist in implementation of health promotion strategies, as agreed by Ward Manager.
  • In consultation with senior qualified staff, provide and monitor patient centred care within Trust agreed standards.
  • In collaboration with other team members organise the reception and discharge of patients ensuring effective communication in transfer of information.
  • Carry out delegated nursing care.
  • Use and participate in research / audit in care delivery.
  • Adhere to and promote all clinical practice, health and safety and corporate Trust Policies and Guidelines.

  • For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

    Person Specification

    Additional Criteria


    • Responsible for own professional development
    • Disclosure Barring Service check satisfactory to the organisation



    • Experience gained during pre-registration training


    • Experience gained working in the frailty care setting.



    • RGN/RMN
    • NMC Registered
    • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


    • Practice Supervisor and/or Practice Assessor Training.
    • Accredited courses in Palliative Care, Tissue Viability, Diabetes, Dementia



    • Confidence to teach student nurses, patients, carers and members of the multidisciplinary team
    • Understanding of evidence-based nursing, multidisciplinary working, clinical governance
    • Awareness of Audit
    • Evidence of on-going continuing professional development


    • Medication administration via various routes PO, PR, S/C, IM, IV
    • Experience of Audit
    • Knowledge and understanding of Mental Capacity and DOLs

    Skills & Abilities


    • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
    • Role modelling good behaviour
    • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
    • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
    • Able to work competently without supervision
    • Reflective practitioner
    • Compassion and empathy skills
    • Flexible, lateral thinker
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Proven ability to motivate others
    • Versatile and adaptable
    • Self-motivated
    • Able to cope under pressure
    • Team player
    • Basic IT skills

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


    Worcester City Inpatient Unit

    Timberdine Close


    WR5 2DD

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