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Staff Nurse - General Medicine Ward 20

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

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Ward 20 is a 29 bedded General Medical ward nursing a variety of patients with differing medical conditions.

We welcome applications from Nurses who are experienced, newly qualified or due to qualify.

If you are a passionate, motivated, innovative, dynamic and driven nurse, who is committed to providing high-quality nursing care within a multidisciplinary team and wish to develop your skills and competence within medicine, we want you to join our team.

Main duties of the job

  • Take responsibility for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of the nursing care for a named caseload of patients, including their property and valuables.
  • Assist in creating a therapeutic environment which meets the needs of patients, relatives and carers.
  • Adhere to Wirral Hospital objectives, policies, protocols and guidelines.
  • Liaise with other members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Contribute to promoting a critical, analytical approach to the delivery of care and implementation of change.
  • Participate in audits.
  • Continuously update own skills and knowledge and maintain awareness of clinical issues.
  • In the absence of the Ward/Departmental Manager or their deputy, act as shift coordinator.
  • Act as a preceptor, Practice Assessor/Supervisor and/or NVQ assessor to junior staff and students.
  • Supervise and lead a team of junior staff.
  • Undertake appraisals of staff within the team.
  • Contribute to meeting the agreed objectives for the Ward/Department.
  • Be aware of and adhere to national, local and professional policies, protocols and guidelines.
  • Ensure effective communication with Patients , families , peers promoting safe patient care and good patient experience.

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 attached Job Description for further information about the Staff Nurse position available at WUTH.

If successful in this role, there is a requirement for you to have an enhanced DBS. This will be paid for by the Trust and then deducted from your salary over a period of 3 months.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • 1st 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


  • 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

Upton Road


CH49 5PE

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