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Senior Nurse- Oswestry

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Urgent Community Response & Virtual Wards Service. The post will form part of a seven day service based within one of the Trust's locality teams. The service provides patients who are experiencing an acute change in their health, a safe and effective alternative to hospital admission, supported by a mixture of face to face visits and digital technology.

We are looking for a Registered Nurse who shares our passion for providing excellent quality of care and can help devise & deliver a recommended and agreed treatment/care plan to service users in their own home. The post holder will have full access to the Multidisciplinary Team including consultant, GP, Pharmacist, Nurses, Therapists, and Health Care Support Workers.

Please note this vacancy may close early if a high volume of applications is received, we advise you submit your application early to avoid disappointment.

Main duties of the job

As a service which is at the forefront of the NHS Long Term Plan agenda to develop, the Urgent Community Response and Virtual Wards services aim to improve our local system responsiveness to managing community health crisis response services, the role represents an ideal opportunity for a Registered Nurse to join the established Multidisciplinary Team and continue to help shape our future. Working alongside Medics, Social Workers, Therapists, and in partnership with GPs, Shropdoc, 111, WMAS, the Local Authority and other healthcare professionals your role will be to ensure the continuation of a seamless service to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.

The successful applicant will require the appropriate skills and knowledge and be registered with the NMC, as well as share the Trusts vision to provide assessment and delivery of comprehensive, holistic, evidence-based nursing and care support for the management of acutely unwell patients referred to the team.

You will also need to be flexible to work rotas between 08:00-20:00, 7 days a week including bank holidays, to meet the service needs. You may on occasion be required to work in alternative community locations to meet the service requirements.

As part of your role and to further develop your clinical skills, the service is also committed to providing clinical support, continuous professional development & training.

About us

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust provides community-based health services for adults and children in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and some services in surrounding areas too. These range from district nursing, health visiting and running four community hospitals through to providing very specialist community care through talented and dedicated staff.

Patients, carers and the public play a vital role in helping us to develop and improve our services and we are constantly looking for ways to work with local communities, patients and the public to innovate and improve. Have a look at the Have Your Say section of our website to find out how you can feed back your experiences and help us to continually improve.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life - and a good work life/home life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Descriptions and Person Specification for full details. This is included as an attachment.

Person Specification



  • Level 1 Adult Nurse Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Degree or alternative post registration qualifications in a relevant discipline or portfolio of significant relevant experience supplemented by Diploma specialist training, experience, short courses
  • Health Assessment and Examination skills within clinical practice or willingness to work towards



  • Wide range of experience within the Community, Urgent Care, Rapid Response or Emergency Care.
  • Evidence of personal and professional development.
  • Experience of undertaking clinical assessment
  • Clinical supervision & leadership
  • Ability to work safely under pressures across competing priorities.
  • Able to follow detailed written instructions and assessment outcomes.



  • Sound clinical judgement and decision making regarding acutely unwell patients.
  • IT skills, data collection & input, audit and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of current community services and utilise research within nursing to maintain best practice.
  • Excellent interpersonal and Leadership skills.
  • Proactive approach and innovative.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Advanced communication, negotiation, decision making and organisational skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust


Oswestry Primary Care Centre

Thomas Savin Road


SY11 1GA

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