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Staff Nurse Medical Short Stay, Alex

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Medical Short Stay Unit Alexandra Hospital (MSSU)

Band 5 Staff Nurse - An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our MSSU team. We pride ourselves in providing a progressive, supportive environment with a dynamic and motivated team. We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic Nurse, who is looking for a challenge and who works well as a team player.

The Medical short stay unit is a 28 bedded unit at the Alexandra hospital in Redditch. This is a busy and dynamic working environment we aim to discharge patients home within a 72-hour window. It is fast paced and we have an excellent discharge rate, by working closely with the multi-disciplinary team. Our mission is to work together with our partners in health and social care to provide safe, effective, personalized and integrated care for local people, delivered consistently across all services by skilled and compassionate staff.

We are committed to delivering a Nursing Service that provides the best patient care and recognize that our excellent nursing staff are key in enabling and providing compassionate, patient centered care.

For any more information please contact Ward Manager Chloe Hartles or Ward Administrator Emma Dyson on (01527) 512091.

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 communicate effectively with the Multi-Disciplinary Team to ensure high quality patient care.
  • You will show commitment to sustaining and developing your clinical competence and professional awareness.
  • You will provide supervision, support and education to unqualified staff and students.
  • This role will require you to work variable hours in order to fulfil the needs of the ward.
  • You will show courage by embracing new ways of working and doing the right thing by the people you care for, including speaking up when you have concerns.

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 nearly 6,800 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

  • You will develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care including discharge planning for each patient.
  • You will safeguard vulnerable adults.
  • You will participate in preceptorship programmes as appropriate and act as a facilitator / mentor / preceptor / role model to less experienced staff.
  • You will educate patients and their carers as required where a need has been identified, including information on adopting a healthier lifestyle.
  • You will complete patient documentation correctly.
  • You will communicate effectively with patients, carers and members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • You will be responsible for developing and sustaining your own knowledge, clinical skills and professional awareness in accordance with NMC requirements and to maintain a professional portfolio with evidence of reflective practice.
  • You will assist in the training and development of student nurses and health care assistants and complete assessors training as required.
  • You will contribute to research and development programmes within the ward / department.
  • You will contribute to the setting and monitoring of measurable standards of care and be accountable for maintaining standards.
  • You will participate in handling complaints in accordance with Trust policy.
  • You will maintain a safe clean ward environment and ensure all appropriate general risk assessments are carried out within 24 hours of admission and document and plan care accordingly e.g. manual handling, pressure risks, slips trips and falls, nutrition, safeguarding.
  • You will show an awareness of budgeting, exercising care and economy in the ordering and use of equipment.
  • In the absence of a more senior member of staff and as part of your development programme, with support, will be able to undertake clinical / shift management within an area of the department.
  • Ability to undertake manual handling and movement tasks and wear appropriate protective equipment.
  • Prepared and able to work variable shift patterns early, late, night shifts over 7 days of the week.

Person Specification



  • GCSE Grade A to C in English and Maths
  • Needs to hold full NMC Registration or are due to qualify from a UK university-Student.
  • Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC


  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification
  • Significant proven knowledge and experience in Nursing



  • Excellent time management, prioritisation and organisational skills.
  • Able to record and deal with facts, figures and information accurately.
  • Able to follow Trust and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Effective communicator both written and verbal.
  • Able to problem solve and be flexible to change in demands of service.
  • Ability to mentor and provide effective support to unregistered and students.
  • Ability to Use technology as required to the role.
  • Ability to identify and manage risk.
  • Determination and tenacity in challenging situations.
  • Ability to identify personal development needs.


  • Experience within working in a Acute Medical working environment.

Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


The Alexandra Hospital

Woodrow Drive



B98 7UB

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