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Registered Adult Nurse

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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This is a unique opportunity for a Band 5 Nurse to positively change the acute hospital experience

Ward B48 is a speciality ward of Health Care of Older People (HCOP) based at the QMC. We are committed to providing the best care for older people with a stable, well supported and motivated workforce. Our pathways and treatment of our vulnerable patient group are at the leading edge within the field.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for registered nurses who are dedicated and committed and have the ability to be part of a team as well as working autonomously to provide high quality dignified care to our patients in a safe environment. Some of our patients will have complex social needs, so we offer training and support to help you to develop your skills in supporting with safe and effective discharge from the hospital and delivering quality care for the duration of our patients stay.

If you possess excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, have the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and have a specialist interest in developing the service we provide then please apply, we would be happy to have you as part of our team.

Within HCOP there are opportunities to complete the Frailty module which forms part of the degree pathway which is a new bespoke module focused solely on the older person and the complexities of caring for them and an ageing population. There are also opportunities to progress up the nursing ladder into advanced clinical practitioner roles.

About us

With over 17,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Staff Nurse you will regularly ensure that the standards and quality of care given to patients, together with the environment in which care is delivered, are maintained at a high standard. You will ensure you are compliant with all aspects of NUH policy, keep up to date evidence based health care and strive for continued professional development and service improvement.

As part of a Band 5 nurse on Ward B48 you will be expected to care for acutely unwell patients and those receiving palliative care. You will be involved in the admitting and discharging of patients and interacting with their families and carers to ensure a safe and timely discharge is undertaken. You will work closely with medics, physio's, occupational therapist, dieticians, psychiatric nurses and discharge teams. You will be involved in various nursing procedures such as enteral feeding, wound management, intravenous medications, catheterisation, continence management and nutrition management.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Current UK NMC registration
  • Competent in Medicines Management
  • Experience of delivering nursing care to a group of inpatients
  • Supervision of non registered staff including HCAs and Students
  • A wider understanding of health care of the older adult nursing


  • Diploma or Degree in Health / nursing related studies
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Demonstrate an involvement in a link nurse role or project for service improvement
  • Experience of a rehabilitation model of nursing
  • Experience of working with older adults

Communication and Relationship skills


  • Demonstrates compassionate communication care with frail, older adults
  • Demonstrate clear and effective written and verbal communication skills with MDT
  • Demonstrates basic IT skills


  • Demonstrate computer literacy an use of IT skills
  • Demonstrate evidence of providing formal teaching sessions

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Ward B48

Queen's Medical Centre



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