Staff Nurse - Lickey Ward

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

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We require an enthusiastic team player to come and join our team on Lickey Ward. If you have an interest in caring for the older adult and want to work in a high functioning team to support patients and their families to restore / maintain independence following ill health, this could be the post for you.

If you would like to develop your skills and knowledge within frailty and rehabilitation and are committed to the delivery of high-quality patient centred care, please consider coming to join us.

We are a twenty-six bedded specialist rehabilitation / frailty care ward. Patients are admitted under the care of our Advanced Clinical Practitioner team who are supported by a General Practitioner. The Unit is staffed 24/7 with Band 5 nurses who work 12.5-hour shifts, and medical support is available out of hours and over a weekend.

Full-time post - 3 x 12.5-hour shifts over a 7-day period including days and nights.

The team are able to offer service users and their families crisis interventions when service users have found it difficult to manage in their home environments.

If you would like to discuss informally if this is the right role for you get in touch with the recruiting manager, details can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert.

Main duties of the job

As a Staff Nurse you will be responsible for providing care and symptom control to older adults. We work closely as a multi-disciplinary team providing specialist rehabilitation whilst promoting independence. Our focusispromoting the comfort, safety and wellbeing of patients, enablingthemto live as wellas possible in a community setting. On Lickey ward we ensure the care we provide is patient focused and tailored to everyone's individual needs. This often involved the team advocating a patient's wishes and thinking outside the box to ensure safety can be maintained on discharge.

As a Staff Nurse you will have the opportunity to develop clinical skills in venepuncture, cannulation, IV therapy, management of syringe pumps and many more. Working on Lickey ward requires excellent communication skills and the ability to have open, honest conversations with patients and their relatives during difficult times. As a team we encourage ongoing learning and development through reflection and clinical supervision which we try and embed in our daily practice.

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

  • 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.
  • 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



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


  • Accredited courses in Palliative Care, Tissue Viability, Diabetes, Dementia
  • Mentor Award



  • Experience gained during pre-registration training



  • Variety of evidence based clinical skills
  • 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


  • Awareness and understanding of advance care planning.
  • Medication administration via various routes PO, PR, S/C, IM, IV
  • Competence in male and supra-pubic catheterisation
  • Venepuncture
  • IV therapy
  • Cannulation
  • Management of syringe pump
  • 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

Additional Criteria


  • Put patient care at the heart of the work you do to improve health care outcomes and service delivery
  • Deliver the highest standards and quality outcomes possible
  • Be the best you can be, always look for ways to improve and develop to reach your potential
  • Encourage others to develop themselves and the service through improvement, innovation and continuous development
  • Joint working with others, e.g., patients, colleagues in the delivery of high-quality healthcare
  • Build positive working relationships, respecting and valuing others, being helpful and inclusive

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Lickey Ward, Princess of Wales Community Hospital

Stourbridge Road


B61 0BB

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