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Staff Nurse

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Do you want to work for a Trust that C.A.R.E.S?

Here at Worcester City Inpatient Unit we are passionate about delivering outstanding care to our patients and continually strive to provide a seamless transition from a hospital environment back into the community.

Our units are predominantly Nurse and Therapy led allowing our passionate RNs to exercise their clinical practice alongside developing management and leadership skills in a friendly, dynamic and supportive environment.

We want your courage, your ambition, your ability to respond and willingness to learn and develop.

We want you to feel empowered to make a real difference to your patients, enabling the frailest to feel supported as they transition into the next stage of their lives.

Whatever your nursing background, it is your ability to inspire your team, adapt and integrate methods of care to support your patients that will help us all, at HWHACT, to ensure we can continually deliver our vision and values by working together for outstanding care.

Please be advised NHS Jobs Service will not be available
  • Friday 17th to Monday 20th May

Do not attempt to use the service at these times and consider this for your application submission.

Main duties of the job

As a Staff Nurse you will be responsible for providing care to people admitted to our ward for rehabilitation. We work closely as a multi-disciplinary team. Our focusispromoting the comfort and wellbeing of patients, enablingthemto live as independently as possible. . As a team we encourage ongoing learning and development through reflection and clinical supervision which we try and embed in our daily practice. Our nurses are required to facilitate the day to day running of the ward, administering medications, working alongside all members of the MDT as well as patients, their families, and carers to provided 24/7 rehabilitation to enable the highest level of independence and quality of life. Our nurses are required to attend meetings as needed such as MDT and CHC or Discharge Planning.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Behave consistently with the values and beliefs of the organisation and promote these on day to day basis.
  • Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.
  • Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.
  • Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patients care within the Ward/unit, working in accordance with the philosophy of patient centred care and to NSF and other Trust standards.
  • Practice as a member of the Community Hospital Nursing team, to support and work in partnership with the wider multidisciplinary team.
  • Planning and Delivery of Individual Nursing Care under Direction of Senior Staff
  • Work within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Assess, plan, and implement and evaluate patient focused nursing care.
  • Document care given and maintain contemporaneous records.
  • Maintain records in accordance with the Trusts policy and that of NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Assist in implementation of health promotion strategies, as agreed by Ward Manager.
  • In consultation with senior qualified staff, provide and monitor patient centred care within Trust agreed standards.
  • In collaboration with other team members organise the reception and discharge of patients ensuring effective communication in transfer of information.
  • Carry out delegated nursing care.
  • Use and participate in research / audit in care delivery.
  • Adhere to and promote all clinical practice, health and safety and corporate Trust Policies and Guidelines.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


  • Practice Supervisor and/or Practice Assessor Training.
  • Accredited courses in Palliative Care, Tissue Viability, Diabetes, Dementia



  • Experience gained during pre-registration training


  • Experience gained working in the frailty care setting.



  • Confidence to teach student nurses, patients, carers and members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Understanding of evidence-based nursing, multidisciplinary working, clinical governance
  • Awareness of Audit
  • Evidence of on-going continuing professional development


  • Medication administration via various routes PO, PR, S/C, IM, IV
  • Experience of Audit
  • Knowledge and understanding of Mental Capacity and DOLs

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Able to work competently without supervision
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Compassion and empathy skills
  • Flexible, lateral thinker
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven ability to motivate others
  • Versatile and adaptable
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to cope under pressure
  • Team player
  • Basic IT skills

Additional Criteria


  • Responsible for own professional development
  • Disclosure Barring Service check satisfactory to the organisation

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Worcester City Inpatient Unit

Timberdine Close



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