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Staff Nurse, PDU / Pathway Discharge Unit

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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An Exciting Opportunity is awaiting you!... if you are a highly motivated, enthusiastic Nurse with excellent communication skills we want you to join our team of nurses on the Pathway Discharge Unit.

The Pathway Discharge Unit (PDU) is a 21 bedded unit to accommodate patients from medical and surgical wards deemed medically fit and requiring a Pathway to facilitate discharge to their place of residence.

Experience in general medicine, venepuncture, cannulation and the care of acutely ill patients would be an advantage, also experience mentoring students. However, we will provide an induction and a full training program supported by mentors within the unit.

Main duties of the job

We welcome newly or recently qualified staff nurses with good communication skills who pride themselves on delivering quality care under supervision and are willing to enhance their knowledge and practice by undertaking relevant training for this role.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will develop, implement and evaluate the programmes of care including discharge planning for each patient.

You will safeguard vulnerable adults.

You will participate in preceptorship programmes as appropriate and act as a facilitator / mentor / preceptor / role model to less experienced staff.

You will educate patients and their careers as required where a need has been identified, including information on a adopting a healthier lifestyle.
You will complete patient documentation correctly.
You will communicate effectively with patients, carers and members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team.

You will be responsible for developing and sustaining own knowledge, clinical skills and professional awareness in accordance with PREP requirements and to maintain a professional portfolio with evidence of reflective practice.

You will assist in the training and development of student nurses and health care assistants and complete assessors training as required.

You will contribute to research and development programmes within the ward / department.

You will contribute to the setting and monitoring of measurable standards of care and be accountable for maintaining standards.

You will participate in handling complaints in accordance with Trust policy.

You will maintain a safe clean ward environment and ensure all appropriate general risk assessments are carried out within 24 hours of admission document and plan care accordingly e.g. manual handling, pressure risks, slips trips and falls, nutrition, safeguarding.

You will show an awareness of budgeting, exercising care and economy in the ordering and use of equipment.

You will assist in the assessment of staffing requirements, report problems to the appropriate manager.

In the absence of a more senior member of staff and as part of your development programme, with support, will be able to undertake clinical / shift management within the department.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on sub part 1 or 2 of the professional register.
  • Evidence of continuing education for more experienced Band 5 nurses in speciality.
  • NMC recognised Mentorship qualification or willingness to work towards within 18 months of commencement of post.


  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification



  • Able to use own initiative
  • Calm able to prioritise and able to make decisions appropriately.
  • Can demonstrate recent professional development.
  • Effective communicator
  • Interest in teaching others


  • Awareness of Health & Safety



  • Would suit newly qualified, recently returned to nursing candidate or more experienced Band 5


  • Diploma/ Degree
  • Teaching & assessing qualifications.

Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


Charles Hastings Way




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