Skip to main content

This job has expired

Staff Nurse Acute Respiratory Unit

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
22 May 2024
Acute Respiratory Unit (ARU)

You will be part of a dedicated team delivering a high standard of nursing care to our respiratory patients. ARU is a 23 bedded unit plus an 8 bedded high care area for non-invasive positive pressure ventilation and an Intervention Room for day case procedures.

We offer:

Induction with a supernumerary period

An assigned mentor

Training from our Professional Development Team

Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses

Opportunities for rotation

Band 6 development programmes

Band 7 Ward Sister development programme

Main duties of the job

Using your clinical experience and skills you will work with your team as a named nurse to maintain accountability for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care within the framework of team nursing.

Acting with compassion you will put patients at the centre of all you do.

You will communicate effectively with patients and their carers regarding their care and educate patients where there is a need.

You will show commitment to sustaining and developing your clinical competence and professional awareness.

This role will require you to work variable hours in order to fulfil the needs of the ward.

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 over 7,000 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

  • To work according to the NMC Code and relevant professional guidelines and frameworks including the 6 Cs as a named nurse / key worker for a defined group of patients and take responsibility for:

  • The assessment of care and health education needs.

    The development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care including discharge planning for each patient.

    To gain experience and skills in:

    Clinical Practice

    Facilitation and teaching

  • To ensure effective communication with patients, relatives, carers and the multidisciplinary team.
  • To participate in preceptorship programmes as appropriate and act as a facilitator / mentor / preceptor / role model to less experienced staff.
  • To provide supervision, support and education to unqualified staff and students.

  • Person Specification



    • Registered Nurse on sub part 1 or 2 of the professional register.


    • Teaching and Assessing Qualification



    • Experience of working within a busy nursing team.
    • Effective communicator both written and verbal.


    • Significant proven knowledge and experience in speciality .

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


    Charles Hastings Way



    WR5 1DD

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


    Get job alerts

    Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

    Create alert