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Senior Staff Nurse

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum.
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
  • The Post holder will be responsible for the assessment of the needs, development of programmes of care, and for the implementation and evaluation of these programmes for patients and their relatives.
  • To provide a high standard of clinical nursing within the ward / department
  • To manage a group of patients
  • To take charge of the ward when rostered and assessed as competent to take on the roles and responsibilities of leadership and supervision
  • To act as a role model to students and Clinical Support Workers
  • To present a positive, professional image of the organisation and of the nursing team

Main duties of the job

  • Communicate using a range of methods to ensure a caring, sensitive and empathetic manner to patients and their relatives.
  • Communicate sensitive information about patients to other members of the health care team and with the consent of the patient to their relatives.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills when dealing with difficult situations.
  • Provide clear and concise patient handover to other members of the team.
  • Escalate concerns in a patient's condition to senior members of the nursing team, medical staff Initiate referrals to other members of the healthcare team.
  • To report ward and departmental affairs to the Sister / Charge Nurse and to participate in discussions and ward meetings.
  • Ensure that patients concerns are addressed through liaison with senior staff.
  • To communicate in a professional manner with all patients and visitors to the ward /department.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this vacancy, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification or contact the Hiring Manager.

Person Specification



  • cardiology experience at least 18 months


  • Degree Level or working towards degree.
  • Practice assessor/ Leadership



  • UK NMC registration


  • Degree Level or working towards degree.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke University Hospital

Newcastle Road



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