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Staff Nurse - Planned Care Community District Nursing

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023
Are you looking for a change, seeking a new challenge or looking to gain new skills and knowledge in a different care setting and exposure to new opportunities? If the answer is yes, then we at Adult Community Services have the job for you. You do not need to have community nursing experience as we are committed to supporting your development during your induction and beyond.

We can offer:
  • Flexible working
  • Dedicated and robust 6 week supernumerary induction
  • Promote and support you to be an autonomous and independent practitioner
  • Promote remote working
  • Support you to manage your own working day
  • Encourage you to be part of new and exciting developments and service improvements
  • Empower you to have a voice and bring new ideas and transferable skills to our teams
  • Support you to lead on changes to improve and develop our services
  • Support with funding for personal development such as degree top up, masters, apprenticeships, stand-a-lone modules such as health assessment, Tissue Viability, End of life, etc.
  • Technology to help support you to do your job along with support to develop skills in using technology
  • Support you in complex case management of patients
  • Offer professional advocacy sessions with in house professional advocates for one to one and group sessions
  • We have dedicated community practice education facilitators to help support you with competencies and new skills and development

Do you want to know what our day to day looks like?

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality nursing care and participate in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the care needs for the patient group.

To deliver compassionate person-centred care, and treat patients, service users, their families and their carers with consideration, dignity and the respect you would want for yourself or your family.

To provide relevant forms of care with minimal supervision and participate in the supervision and teaching and assessment of unregistered or junior staff and students.

To play an active part in the continuing development of the ward or department and contribute to the maintenance of an environment conducive to the delivery of high standards of patient care, by promoting good communication and relationships between staff, patients, relatives and visitors.

We welcome internal and external candidates who have a desire to work with us. We offer an internal transfer for those directly working within RWT.

If you would like to find out more about the career opportunities we can offer or discuss any specific requirement you might have please contact us - we would love to hear from you!

Candidates must have a driving licence and own a car they can use for work purposes

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.We are delighted that we have been rated as Good by CQC. We have achieved numerous awards The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Practice within the NMC Standards of Practice and Behaviour for Nurses and Midwives.

Participate in the assessment of patient care needs, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care in accordance with the agreed policies and procedures of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

Administer prescribed medication and treatment in a timely manner, in accordance with Trust policies and Professional guidelines.

Take responsibility for groups of patients as required, with minimal supervision from senior staff.

Deliver evidence based care, and promote the use of evidence based practice, referring to Nursing Clinical Practices accordingly.

Liaise effectively with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure timely delivery of care and develop good working relationships.

Practise within an ethical framework based upon respect for the well-being and safety of patients and clients.

Maintain accurate and legible records of care and other documentation in accordance with Trust and professional standards.

Take personal responsibility for actions and omissions, and recognise personal accountability.

Report on treatment, care, and any concerns, promptly and effectively to senior staff to maintain effective communication channels.

Report incidents and near misses promptly and appropriately and take effective action to minimise future risk.

Practice in such a way that ensures efficient and effective use of resources.

Critically appraise and synthesise the outcomes of relevant research, evaluations and audits and apply the information when seeking to improve practice.

Communicate effectively with patients and relatives to promote patient/carer involvement, so that they can make informed choices and understand their treatment and planned care.

Maintain a clean and safe environment for staff, patients and visitors ensuring compliance with legislation, policies and protocols including health and safety, healthcare associated infection prevention, clinical governance, including risk management and critical incident reporting and root cause analysis.

Act as a positive health educator at all times and enable people to maintain the maximum level of independence, choice and control.

Work within defined boundaries of practice.

Ensure that everyone within the sphere of care is treated with dignity and humanity, understanding individual needs, showing compassion and sensitivity, and provide care in a way that respects all people equally. Assist people to maintain confidence and a positive self-esteem.

Undertake Trust and local competencies as required.

Attend such courses and training as required by the post including mandatory updates.

Support the Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse with E-rostering, ensuring compliance with key performance indicators.

Prioritise work and manage time effectively, recognising and seeking assistance as/when required.

Recognise personal limitations and contribute to own personal and professional development.

Support junior members of staff, unregistered staff and students.

Delegate effectively and appropriately.

Assist in the induction of new staff.

Actively participate in own appraisal, to ensure on-going personal development to meet the requirements of professional revalidation.

Act as a positive role model adhering to the expected standards of behaviour.

Contribute to the creation and maintenance of a positive learning environment that ensures effective learning opportunities for staff and students including appropriate orientation and induction programmes, a range of clinical support strategies (mentoring, coaching, clinical supervision, action learning and peer review).

Adhere to and promote Trust and Directorate policies, procedures and guidelines.

Participate in audits as required by the ward or department.

Assist senior staff to monitor standards of care and contribute to maintaining quality.

Undertake any other duties as may be requested to meet the needs of the service within the limitations of the grade.

Within clinical areas, ensure knowledge and implementation of the organisations quality and safety agenda.

Demonstrate by self and through designated service areas, compliance to the pledges of the NHS Constitution 2012 and local professional strategies.

Promote a positive image of nursing internally and externally to the Trust.

To see full list of duties and main responsibilities, please refer to the full job description attached to the vacancy on the Trust website.

Person Specification

NMC Qualification


  • Achieved registration and has a live PIN number


  • Community experience

Relevant clinical skills


  • Transferable clinical skills


  • Interest in community nursing

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust


Science Park

Glazier Drive


WV10 0QP

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