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Staff Nurse - Bridgwater Community Hospital

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro-rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023
Calling all Registered Nurses seeking an exciting new opportunity!

Join our dynamic team and become a vital part of the future at Bridgwater Community Hospital in Bridgwater.

We are in search of a dedicated and motivated individual who possesses excellent communication skills and a passion for delivering holistic care. In this role, you'll work collaboratively with the team, providing exceptional clinical and pastoral support to our patients, their families, and caregivers. A friendly and adaptable attitude is essential, as well as a good sense of humour.

Waverley ward is a 30 bedded rehabilitation ward comprising spacious single rooms, and four-bedded high visibility areas. . We cater to individuals in need of rehabilitation, end-of-life, and palliative care. The nursing team receives valuable support from physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and social workers, all dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for our patients and facilitating their chosen care pathways.

Main duties of the job

As a successful applicant, your role will encompass comprehensive patient care, from admission to discharge, using our efficient electronic record-keeping system. You will provide general nursing care, ensuring each patient receives dignified and respectful treatment. Your involvement in family meetings, ward rounds, and multi-disciplinary team meetings will contribute to decision-making, goal setting, and are planning to ensure a safe return home for our patients.

Flexibility is key, as you will be part of an internal shift rotation, staff are expected to work either days, night shifts weekends and some bank holidays. In return for your dedication, we offer enhanced compensation for unsocial hours, generous holiday entitlement, and a solid pension scheme.

This role is not just a job it's an opportunity for clinical growth and personal development. Explore your potential as a leader and manager while making a real difference in the lives of our patients.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression, and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Taunton, Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide dedicated care to our patients within the inpatients ward, working to maintain all rehabilitation and personal care needs.

To be responsible for the provision of safe care, supporting patients and families within their journey whilst working within the bounds of your NMC registration and Trust policies

To have an understanding of budgets ensuring appropriate use of equipment and sundries with a good understanding of sustainability within the ward areas

To manage own time effectively demonstrating flexibility to meet the needs of the patients and ward.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered with the NMC


  • Evidence of continual professional development
  • Assessor / Teaching Qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Bridgwater Community Hospital

Bower lane



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