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Staff Nurse - Frome

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Frome Ward - General Surgery

Frome ward is a 30 bedded General Surgical ward. The ward will receive all of the emergency General Surgical from A& E and clinics and also repatriated patients. On Frome ward you will be caring for acutely unwell patients, some of whom will be pre & post ITU. You will be working very closely with the Critical Care Outreach team, Uro-Oncology & Colo-Rectal CNS Teams as well as the Therapy teams to instigate timely discharges and effective patient flow on the ward.

We offer a supportive and exciting work environment and are committed to the development of our staff here at Wye Valley NHS Trust.

You will support individuals and teams to deliver safe, high quality and effective patient care that is responsive to the needs of our patients and their families. Along the way, you'll build strong relationships with consultants, hospital senior leaders, a wide range of healthcare professionals and, of course, patients.

Candidate MUST have a PIN with NMC

Full Time and Part Time opportunities available within our medical and surgical areas - please specify in your supporting statement your specialty preference.

Main duties of the job

To work as the registered nurse in the delivery of direct and indirect patient care.

oAct on any concerns to the raised, relating to standards of cleanliness, hazards and patient safety within the clinical area.

oTo ensure the nursing and medical team are regularly updated on patients' condition and progress.

oTo ensure the equipment is clean and in good working order and that damaged or faulty equipment is reported correctly. that the team

oTo ensure the environment is clean and tidy.

oTo participate with the induction of staff new to the clinical area.

oTo minimize hazards in the working area and report any identifiable hazards to the ward sister. To adhere to all safe systems of work applicable to the work area.

oTo demonstrate effective communication, both orally and in writing, to ensure dissemination of information.

oTo maintain confidentiality at all times.

oTo promote awareness of child protection issues referring to area child protection policy and Trust policy. Attend child protection training in accordance with the policy.

oTo promote awareness of adult protection issues referring to the Herefordshire Multi-Agency Policy and Procedures for The Protection of Vulnerable Adults from Abuse. Attend adult protection training sessions in accordance with the policies and procedures.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • NMC registered

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Leadership
  • Time Management of self & others
  • Ability to influence at management & team level
  • Good knowledge of government initiatives
  • Experience if change management
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and written



  • Experience within relevant clinical areas

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Hereford County Hospital



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