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Staff Nurse - Tavistock Ward, Healthcare of the Elderly

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023
We are recruiting for a Registered Nurse to join our ward team at Tavistock Hospital.

We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic about working in the community hospital setting with a compassionate, patient-centred approach. We will support the successful candidate in their personal development and continued professional development.

We provide 24 hour care on rotational shifts within a friendly team committed to providing high quality patient care.

The successful candidate will work as part of the nursing team to provide high standards of care to ensure a positive experience to all patients.

Informal enquiries to: Helen Gregory (Sister), Anna Homden (Deputy Ward Manager), Jo Beniston(Hospital Matron), via (01822) 612233.

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

Main duties of the job

You will co-ordinate, and deliver effective quality nursing care by assessing the needs, planning, implementing & evaluating the care for a group of patients and work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission.

We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Providing and delivering a high standard of nursing care by initiating and co-ordinating the assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating of individual patients needs based on evidence. This includes all aspects of care from admission to discharge
  • Reporting and documenting all relevant nursing/patient needs, communicating changes with other health care professionals in the multi-disciplinary team with ongoing responsibility for patient care as they occur
  • Engaging and interacting with carers and family, encouraging them to be actively involved in patients care planning as outlined in ward / unit philosophy
  • Promoting and delivering health education within the clinical area and advise patients family and/or significant others in health promotion issues
  • Demonstrating and undertaking evidence-based practice playing an active part in the introduction of this evidence to improve patient centred care
  • Assisting other clinical areas within the trust if the clinical situation or staffing levels demand
  • Supervising and directing Health Care Assistants with their daily workload
  • Communicating with patients, relatives and outside agencies as appropriate, within the confines of the Data Protection Act and Patient Confidentiality
  • Implementing and sharing good infection control practice
  • Undertaking manual handling assessments and ensuring identified actions are me

  • Initiating the reporting of an untoward incident such as complaints, clinical emergencies, and injury or drug administration errors and taking immediate actions as appropriate
  • Demonstrating an awareness of and compliance with Health and Safety regulations / Procedures that apply to staff, patients and visitors within the trust premises, reporting any deficiencies in equipment, furnishings or matters of hygiene
  • Contributing towards maintaining the set standard of clinical practice. Participating in Audit and quality monitoring
  • Managing the Clinical risk relating to individuals or a group of patients care, reporting issues to appropriate senior staff
  • Efficient and effective use of available resources
  • Attending Ward meeting
  • In some circumstances take charge of the ward in the absence of more senior staff.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Registered Nurse Training completed


  • Completed Preceptorship
  • Demonstrable experience of acute hospital setting



  • NMC Registration
  • Diploma qualification/Degree in a healthcare related subject / or equivalent demonstrable experience


  • Basic Computer skills

Aptitude & Abilities


  • Demonstrable communication skills, written and verbal, with ability to demonstrate fluency, clarity, and effectiveness at all levels.
  • Proven ability to prioritise workload.


  • Proven ability/demonstrable experience of - Directing and instructing others.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust



Derriford Road



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