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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Acute Medicine

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
If you're a Band 5 staff nurse currently working for the trust and looking to move to another area, please go to http://uhbpolicies/documents/internal-lateral-transfer-of-post-holders.htm to access our transfer process

Job opportunities have become available within Acute Medicine on Ward 20 short stay at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital which supports the acute medical pathway. Ward 20 is a 47 bedded ward that coordinates prompt consultant led decision making prior to appropriate transfer to specialty wards or discharge of patients home or to admission avoidance destinations where possible. Patients are referred by either the medical assessment unit or the emergency department with the aim to treat and discharge within 5 days. Acute medicine is a dynamic busy but rewarding area where you will be surrounded by friendly and supportive colleagues in an environment that encourages new ideas, innovation, and personal development.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will practice autonomously and be responsible and accountable for safe, compassionate person centred evidence based nursing that respects and maintains dignity and human rights. They will be responsible for assessment of care needs of patients and planning programmes of care, implementing and the evaluation of these programmes without direct supervision. They will be responsible for supporting and supervising junior members of staff and students on the ward.

They will be required to work as part of a team although have the clinical skills and knowledge to work independently when required using safe and effective judgement.

The post holder will practice in a holistic, non-judgmental, caring and compassionate manner that avoids assumptions, supports social inclusion and recognises and respects individual choice and acknowledges diversity. They will work in partnership with other health and social care professionals, students and trainees and agency, service users, their carers and families. The post holder will contribute to the practice development within their clinical care setting and work in accordance with Trust Policies, Procedures and Guidelines and will be responsible for completing and work based training associated with the role.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Registered Adult Nurse on the NMC Register
  • * Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC



  • * Previous / recent experience or working in an acute secondary NHS care setting (can include student placements within the last 12 months )
  • * Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development/ competence
  • * Experience of working on own and in a team in a health care environment delegating to others within a team / providing supervision to others
  • * Willingness to become a practice supervisor / assessor to or meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for student supervision and assessment
  • * Understanding and knowledge of the NMC code of conduct
  • * Understanding of preceptorship and work based learning and assimilation of skills and knowledge
  • * Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context
  • * Understanding / experience of the principles of safeguarding and Mental Capacity
  • * Awareness of health and safety issues

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E


West Midlands

B9 5SS

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