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Staff Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
North Walsham
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
20 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Staff Nurse who would like to...
  • work at an outstanding NHS Trust where Compassion, Care and our Community is at the heart of everything we do?
  • make a real difference in people's lives, with more time to care for your patients?
  • be part of a friendly multidisciplinary team, with regular supervision and a culture of kindness?
  • work contracted hours which suit you and be supported to work flexibly?
  • learn new skills and develop your practice?
  • work closer to home and make a real difference to your community?

If your answer to these question is YES then we would love you to join our team and apply for one our Staff Nurse vacancies!

Want to know more about what it's really like to work here? Visit our recruitment website

Main duties of the job

Our inpatient units provide rehabilitation to patients with varying complexities of need. Nursing, therapy and medical staff specialise in supporting patients to achieve their goals, enabling them to return home. Our patients come to us following medical, surgical or orthopaedic treatment in an acute environment, or where appropriate, directly from their own homes.

About us

We are proud to be the first stand-alone NHS Community Trust to be awarded an outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission.

At the heart of every community should be great community health and care delivered by a team who believe care isn't just about treatment but seeing every patient as a person.

Our staff pay attention to the little things by providing support, showing compassion and being someone you can talk to, not just a uniform. It's having a conversation that's not just about health but about being looked after closer to home.

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

North Walsham Ward, is a 24 bedded unit based in the market town of North Walsham , with easy access to Norwich City and the North Norfolk coast. As well as rehabilitation the unit also provides palliative and end of life care when North Walsham ward is the preferred place of care. At North Walsham Hospital there are no parking charges for staff.

Main Responsibilities
  • Be responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of care to a named group of patients
  • Work effectively as a member of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Work proactively within the team to achieve unit and trust goals and objectives.
  • Work with and promote recognised policies, protocols and guidelines

Flexible working and working hours

We have posts available from 23 to 37.5 hours per week, so let us know the contracted hours which suit you. The working day is split in to two 12 hour shifts, a night from 19:00 to 07:30 and a day from 07:00 to 19:30. The shifts are rostered on a rotational basis across seven days including bank holidays. We offer the right to request flexible working from your first day of employment including fixed shift patterns and will endeavour to honour any flexible working agreements made with your current employer.

Training opportunities

We welcome staff who are open to learning new skills such as venepuncture, male and female catheterisation, PEG feeding and ECG recording. To assist you in doing this you will receive support and development through in service training, annual appraisals, a personal development plan and regular clinical supervision.

Want to return to the ward environment after working in a different speciality? We can offer you a supported induction to help refresh your skills. We also welcome applications from Newly Qualified Nurses, or those returning to practice following retirement.

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


North Walsham Ward

Yarmouth Road

North Walsham

NR28 9AP

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