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Staff Nurse - Ward A

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum, Pro rata
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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We are looking to recruit a Band 5 Staff Nurse on Ward A at Wrightington Hospital. The ward is a 28 bedded unit caring for post op patients.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain knowledge in joint replacements and other orthopaedic surgery's in a centre of excellence. If you are dynamic and thrive on excelling then this is the perfect opportunity for you to shine.

Candidates will be required to present original certificates for qualifications at interview stage.

Please note NMC registration is a requirement of this role.

The role will require you to work across all areas in the Trust which includes those that are designated as positive, asymptomatic and negative COVID wards.

Main duties of the job

Under the supervision of the ward manager the nurse is responsible for the provision, organisation and direction of nursing care of the patients in his/her care. To communicate effectively with all members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure safe and high quality care is provided to all patients.

About us

Choose Well - Choose WWL

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust are the proud providers of acute hospital and community services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas. At WWL, we value our staff believing that 'happy staff, makes for happy patients'. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement, and living our values 'the WWL Way'.

WWL are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share our values and beliefs.


Please note that senior positions (AFC band 8A or above) may be expected to participate in an on-call rota, if the role is predominantly operational.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide the highest standards of care to our patients.
  • Performs well within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Upholds NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Adheres to Trust policies and procedures
  • Accountable for nursing practice and takes every opportunity to sustain and improve his/her knowledge and professional competence.
  • Participates in the assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care relevant to patients within sphere of responsibility and under supervision.
  • To be sensitive to the needs of patients in relation to courtesy, privacy and dignity.
  • To be familiar and adhere to Trust and Divisional objectives, policies, guidelines and current legislation
  • To complete patient documentation and undertake record keeping in a timely manner, ensuring that all entries are accurate and legible and that information systems are maintained.
  • To provide information as required, including notification of adverse events and accidents to patients, staff and visitors.
  • In conjunction with senior nursing staff and specialist nurses participate in the setting/monitoring and evaluation of standards of care to patients.
  • To communicate effectively with all members of multi-disciplinary team regarding patientcare.
  • To assist with the investigation and timely resolution of complaints and PALS enquiries

Person Specification



  • RGN
  • Current NMC registration or due to qualify and obtain registration with the next two months
  • Recent evidence of continuing professional development


  • Teaching and Assessing Course
  • Degree /Diploma Studies
  • Specialists Skills Course



  • Experience in the relevant speciality of which you are applying
  • Experience of working independently, and as a member of a team


  • Post qualification experience
  • Previous experience in caring environment.
  • Experience of Audit Research
  • Experience of Clinical Supervision



  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain and improve standards of care
  • Ability to challenge unacceptable behaviour or practice in a professional context


  • Basic Computer Skills



  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Understanding of research/audit


  • Understanding of resource management
  • Understanding of education/student requirements



  • Flexible and positive approach to work
  • Speak English to an appropriate standard relevant to their role, i.e. with confidence and accuracy, using correct sentence structures and vocabulary, and without hesitation

Employer details

Employer name

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Wrightington Hospital

Hall Lane, Appley Bridge



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