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Staff Nurse

Job Description

Our trust manages three hospitals in Worcestershire: the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch; Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and Worcestershire Royal Hospital. We also manage a surgery ward at Evesham Community Hospital.

We provide acute services to a population of over 500,000 and our staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care.

Our vision is about taking pride in our healthcare services, and our PRIDE values are important in our everyday work.

In Worcestershire, hospital services are under review. Over the next year, we will be working with Clinical Commissioning Groups to plan the best way for services to be delivered from our three hospitals. It will involve centralising some services, and changing the way we work.

We are committed to making changes that ensure all of our hospitals thrive, and it’s an exciting time for you to join us.

Fantastic opportunity to Lead on our New Innovative End of Life Care Project. and Elective Alcohol Detox

Visit us and let us show you the vision.

Alexandra Hospital

Ward 12

Staff Nurse – BAND 5

375 Hours per week


With nearly 6000 staff Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the county’s largest employers. It is estimated that our workforce represents around 2% of the adult working population and we contribute some £200 million a year in pay to the local economy. Our employees are also members of the local community - as citizens, family members and neighbours. As such our staff plays an important role in shaping the health and the prosperity of our community and the views they have about their local health services.

We aim to be the health care provider of first choice and the employer of first choice.

Our values are:

  • Patients at the centre of all we do
  • Respect everyone
  • Involve stakeholders in our work
  • Deliver safe effective services
  • Efficient use of resources

This is an exciting time for ward 12 at present; we have been working hard for the past year to raise funds for an end of life care room. We have now raised enough. This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated Band 5 to work in our Gastroenterology and General Medicine Ward and to lead on end of life care and help us develop new Elective Alcohol Detox beds on the ward.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a compassionate, dynamic and experienced professional to work on Ward 12 Acute Gastroenterology/Acute Medical ward nursing team at Alexandra Hospital, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

With excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to command clinical credibility the post holder will be responsible for the delivery of high quality, patient centered nursing care to meet the needs of our patients. The successful candidates will be part of our dedicated multi-professional team and will be responsible for ensuring the highest standards of nursing care and expertise within the clinical area.

The candidate will be able to demonstrate expert knowledge, skills and experience of issues related to Gastroenterology, Acute Medicine, and end of life, palliative care and symptom management and will need to be innovative and passionate about making a difference to patient experience. This post offers excellent opportunities for on-going learning, self-development and clinical supervision.

We are committed to the development of our staff and this is the chance for a suitably qualified nurse to continue their personal and professional development. Excellent opportunities are available for both clinical and professional learning.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact: Charge Nurse Sol Jeewa– Ward 12 on  ( Phone number removed )  on extension 43856/42097.

Important information about your application

  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
  • Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • All correspondence will be sent through NHS Jobs, so please check NHS jobs and your email account regularly
  • If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
  • By accepting a position within our Trust you agree that the Occupational Health Department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working. We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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