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Staff Nurse - D.M.E - Ward 21

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Ward 21 is an acute medical ward for the elderly with a bed capacity of 30. We are looking for a staff nurse who is passionate, conscientious and motivated to make a difference.

This post will give you the opportunity to have a voice within nursing, have input into the priorities and strategies for ward 21, and that of the Trust as a whole. This will help drive us forward as an enthusiastic and inspirational team.

We strive to deliver a comfortable atmosphere for all patients and relatives whilst providing a very high standard of care. We are currently taking part in a pilot 'Amber' which has seen changes in the way we look after our patients and relatives/carers.

We also enforce the beliefs behind John's Campaign where Ward 21 is working closely with our Dementia Matron and her team to ensure we have an appropriate environment and that all staff are highly trained to provide excellent innovative dementia friendly care.

Main duties of the job

We are open to RN Nurses applying as we feel there is room for the skills and expertise due to the increasing patients admitted with delirium and other cognitive impairment. We feel by having adapted and specialised skills on the ward we can deliver what we promise.

We are proud of the care that we provide, and we strive to embed the 6 Cs in all we do. We want to be the best in all that is nursing including dementia care, falls, pressure ulcer prevention and end of life care. We want to ensure our most vulnerable patients receive the support and care they deserve.

We have implemented SAFER on the ward to help improve patient flow, accommodate discharges and prioritise patients within our speciality.

About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Job overview & attached Job description for further information about the Staff Nurse position available with WUTH. Must have NHS experience

Preceptorship will be offered to the successful candidates and opportunities will be given for further education and support. We as a team want to grow and broaden our nursing knowledge and we want you to be part of this.

These posts are suitable for newly qualified applicants and applicants with post registration experience.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • 1 st Level NMC Registration
  • Evidence of Professional Development
  • Suitable for newly qualified or experienced staff nurse
  • Experience of maintaining accurate records
  • Relevant clinical knowledge and experience


  • Act as a practice supervisor
  • Willing to undertake Practice Assessor Training
  • Relevant Degree or willing to register to work towards degree
  • Relevant or willingness to undertake relevant module/course
  • NHS Experience
  • Awareness of Health Policies and the changing NHS environment

Knowledge and Skills


  • Awareness of evidence based practice
  • Good organisational/time management skills
  • Ability to deal with an acute workload
  • Good communication skills written and verbal
  • Ability to recognise the importance of team work
  • Competent in organising/prioritising own workload and that of others
  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively at all levels
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Interpersonal Skills - Excellent communicator (verbal and written), Able to deal with conflict, Able to support and advise the team, Act as a positive role model


  • Teaching Experience - Student nurse assessor/supervisor, Evidence of ability to act as a preceptor/mentor to new staff, Evidence of involvement in producing teaching strategies/packages
  • Managerial/Clinical Skills - Relevant clinical knowledge/experience of the specialty, Evidence of an initiative which has changed or enhanced clinical practice, Competent in organizing own workload and that of others, Good problem solving abilities, Good time management, Awareness of Health Policies and the changing NHS environment

Personal Attributes


  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Self-Confident
  • Ability to be sensitive and empathic
  • Recognises own development needs and able to set personal objectives
  • Has identified methods of dealing effectively under pressure
  • Embrace the Core Values - Communicate formally on first contact, Deal with everyone in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner, Ensure all communications are open, honest and accurate, Value people's time and protect it as much as possible, Make an environment friendly and safe for all, Listen to what people say and take appropriate action
  • Supporting safe patient care
  • Good patient experience and communication
  • Maintain own competence


  • Act as a positive role model
  • Ability to deal with conflict

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Arrowe Park Hospital


CH49 5PE

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