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Staff Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
NCHC has a number of multidisciplinary roles within a modern, new build therapy led unit in Norwich opening in 2024.

We are looking for a highly motivated, innovative Band 6 Staff Nurse who is committed to delivering exceptional patient-centred care and join our exciting journey to build our new unit creating a supportive and comfortable environment for 48 patients at NCH& C's Norwich Community Hospital site. Healthcare will be delivered by a multidisciplinary team of clinical professionals dedicated to patient recovery and well-being.

Utilisingthe latest therapy and rehabilitation technology and practices, you will be a part of this new team and will play a pivotal role in supportingpatients back into the community and, in this role, we can offer you the opportunity to play a significant part in both the development of the team and therapy led, reablement culture within a brand-new unit.

Unfortunately on this occasion we are unable to offer sponsorship.

Main duties of the job

  • To deputise for the Nursing Lead as/when appropriate and required.
  • To lead on Nursing Practice on the unit to deliver safe, effective, consistent and high-quality admissions, transfer and discharge services for patients and their care givers in a reablement setting.
  • To support an environment where all team members are responsible for a reablement ethos using a positive risk-taking approach for patients and their cares and families.
  • To support patients being as independent as possible within their functional limits.
  • To support the development of a therapy led, reablement culture within the new unit and to ensure that the ethos becomes part of the culture within the teams.
  • Work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team within a quality framework to ensure that the highest standards of care are met.
  • To work with system partners including the voluntary sector to ensure that patients experience a seamless transfer of care both into and onward from the unit.
  • Be responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of care in a reablement setting.
  • Work proactively within the team to achieve unit and trust goals and objectives.
  • Work with and promote recognised policies, protocols and guidelines.

About us

As a Band 6 Staff Nurse you must live by our values and use your skills to ensure the ethos becomes part of the culture within the team. Being able to communicate well with a variety of people is an absolute must.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Is wholly responsible for his/her practice in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council code of professional conduct. Takes every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve his/her knowledge and professional competence. To continue any development highlighted through the appraisal process and attend mandatory and specific training sessions.
  • Plan and assess programmes of care with realistic nursing goals with the consultation of patient, family and multidisciplinary team.
  • To be sensitive to patients needs in respect of courtesy, dignity and privacy.
  • Promote effective communication with the multi-professional team.
  • Provide information and education, which enables patients to make choices about adopting a healthier lifestyle (in an appropriate manner to meet patients learning needs).
  • Recommend innovative changes in clinical practice, to enhance patient care.
  • Participate in audit processes and action outcomes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research and application to clinical practice.
  • Use clinical expertise and knowledge to promote a nurse led approach to care.
  • Ensure the safe control and custody of drugs within the ward/department in line with Trust Policy and local Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Inform the Nursing Lead of changes in circumstances which may affect safe and competent practice.
  • Ensure that all patient care is documented accurately and legible and that information systems are maintained in a timely manner.
  • Work collaboratively with outside agencies.
  • Be aware of and utilise other statutory and voluntary agencies that can provide appropriate care for patients.

Management/Organisational Responsibilities
  • Deputise for the Nursing Lead.
  • Perform delegated tasks on behalf of the Nursing Lead.
  • Ensure effective and efficient use of all ward/department resources.
  • Provide leadership to all members of the ward, promoting effective team work.
  • Be responsible for monitoring staffing levels and the skill mix to ensure that this is appropriate to meet the needs of patients, and taking initial action to rectify any identified deficits through ward manager/modern matron.
  • Maintain a positive approach to achievement within the team.
  • Ensure adequate provision and maintenance of equipment
  • Assist with the induction of new staff and students, acting as a mentor.
  • Act as a role model giving guidance and support to staff and students.
  • Participate in problem solving related to work organisation.
  • To ensure that patients and carers are aware of their current and ongoing health needs.
  • To participate and promote clinical supervision.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration, level 1
  • Registered mentor


  • Working towards Degree
  • Sign off Mentor

Personal and People Development


  • Evidence of relevant experience and development
  • Ability to Support/mentor/coach staff


  • Willing to undertake appropriate training



  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of leading a team in clinical practice
  • Experience of working with patients with multiple pathologies and developing and delivering care plans designed to meet their needs


  • Appropriate short clinical skills e.g. venepuncture

Skills, abilities and knowledge


  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to maintain and improve standards of care.
  • Experience of audit
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical/professional issues
  • Understanding or resource management
  • Knowledge and understanding of learner needs


  • Experience of resource management
  • Experience of audit research



  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language
  • Coaching skills

Personal Attributes / Behaviours (linked to the Trust's Behaviour Framework)


  • Self-awareness
  • Flexible/positive approach to work to meet the needs of the service
  • Enthusiastic and able to work under pressure
  • Able to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
  • Value and respect the privacy and dignity for patients



  • Must hold full and valid UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road



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