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Intermediate Care Nurse

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
This is a great development opportunity for any newly qualified or existing band 5 nurse who wants to embed their core skills and gain experience in an intermediate care setting.

Intermediate care will provide the post holder with the opportunity to deliver high standard of nursing care to patients in a stepdown unit. You will be able to work autonomously using clinical judgement and problem solving skills, treating a range of health conditions, working along side an integrated multidisciplinary team.

You must have effective communication and interpersonal skills, be prepared to work flexibly and collaboratively to meet the needs of the service and demonstrate a willingness to extend and develop your existing skills. In return, we will offer you development opportunities, clinical supervision and mentorship support and deliver a formal induction programme.

The post holder is required to work as part of a team committed to delivering and improving high standards of care within Dudley group NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

Providing nursing interventions to patients with a variety of medical conditions at Tiled House Intermediate Care Unit. Tiled House is a 47 bedded inpatient intermediate care unit.

The post holder will help to provide a 7-day service on the unit between the hours of 8am and 6pm, working as part of a multidisciplinary team. The post holder will assess the patients on admission continuing treatment as required throughout the patient stay, and assist with the discharge process from intermediate care referring on to community services as appropriate.

About us

At the Dudley Group our patients & staff are at the heart of all that we do & that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of excellent health care, improved health for all. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision & values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse & an inclusive employer & where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled & LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles & we would welcome applications from people & male and non-binary backgrounds.

Dudley Group offer many opportunities for our staff to develop and grow within their roles through our Learning & OD department. These include topics such as communication, wellbeing, team development, cultural competency, & values, plus much more. For those in a Management/Leadership role, there are additional programmes to support you to develop the skills you need. These include our Managers Essentials Programme & a Leadership Programme that all managers will attend as part of your Dudley Managers Induction. Our Learning Prospectus is a great way to discover the details behind what's available for you here at The Dudley Group.

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • First level Registered Nurse with NMC
  • Nursing Degree/equivalent qualification to degree standard

Knowledge and Training


  • Evidence of professional development
  • Knowledge of managing patients with long term and a variety of conditions


  • Evidence of undertaking a recognised course of study in teaching and assessing, or commitment to complete
  • Knowledge around stock requisition and IB solutions system
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role of the nurse within intermediate care.



  • Community District Nurse or hospital-based experience
  • Computer literate


  • Completion of preceptorship/support skills

Communication & Relationship Skills


  • Demonstrates a caring attitude to patient care
  • Demonstrates a responsible attitude to their work
  • Demonstrates respect for patient dignity
  • Demonstrates attention to detail
  • Able to cope with distressing or emotional circumstances
  • Able to cope with some unpredictable work patterns and changing circumstances.
  • Effective communication skills, verbal and written - able to adhere to trust and NMC guidelines
  • Ability to work within a team and develop others
  • Ability to work autonomously

Analytical & Judgement Skills


  • An Understanding of when to use clinical judgment
  • An understanding of when to ask for assistance
  • Ability to gain and maintain competence in relevant clinical skills in line with the NMC Code of Conduct
  • Understand the importance of the Code of Professional Conduct


  • Background knowledge of the issues within the Primary and Community setting

Planning & Organisational Skills


  • Good organisational skills
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care
  • Ability to manage personal daily caseload
  • Able to keep full and accurate records


  • Leadership skills

Physical Skills


  • Ability to work flexibly over 7-day period
  • Ability to undertake the role with minor adjustments

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Trust Values


  • Able toprovidesafe,caring,and effectiveservices
  • Values and behaviours that reflect the Trust values of Care, Respect and Responsibility
  • Commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that is free from discrimination and where people feel they belong and their contribution is valued

Employer details

Employer name

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


Tiled House Residential Home

Tiled House Lane



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