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Inpatient Staff Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Job Overview

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 5 Inpatient 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.

Main duties of the job

  • Be responsible for delivery of care 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, their carers and families.
  • To support patients being as independent as possible within their functional limits.
  • To work as part of a multidisciplinary team within a quality framework to ensure that the highest standards of care are met.
  • To support and deliver innovation within discharge practice and pathways.
  • 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 to a named group of patients.
  • 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 5 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 programs of care with realistic nursing and reablement 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.
  • 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 reablement care. Taking on a Link nurse role where appropriate.
  • Ensure the safe control and custody of drugs within the ward/department in line with Trust Policy and local Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Inform the Nurse or Therapist in Charge 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
  • Ensure effective and efficient use of all unit resources.
  • Provide leadership to all members of the unit promoting effective teamwork.
  • 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 service Unit lead.
  • 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 relevant 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



  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register


  • Working towards Degree



  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • 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


  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • 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

Personal and People Development


  • Evidence of relevant experience and development
  • Support staff


  • Willing to undertake appropriate training

Personal Attributes / Behaviours


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

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Bowthorpe Road



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