Staff Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


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Job summary

  • Be responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of care to a named group of patients
  • Work effectively as a member of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Work proactively within the team to achieve unit and trust goals and objectives.
  • Work with and promote recognised policies, protocols and guidelines

Main duties of the job

If youre a hardworking, compassionate and a great team player then we would like you to apply for the position to expand our valued team. We would also welcome an application from newly qualified nurses.

Foxley Ward delivers quality and patient centred care within our 24 bedded unit providing rehabilitation to a wide group of patients with varying complexities of needs. The hospital also provides palliative care and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience in this area too. We welcome staff who will be open to learning new skills such as venepuncture, male and female catheterisation, PEG feed and ECG recording. To assist you in doing this you will receive support and development through in service training, regular appraisals, a personal development plan and clinical supervision.

This post involves rotation between day and night duties, full and part time posts are available and the Trust supports flexible working.

About us

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description

Job responsibilities


  1. Is wholly responsible for his/her practice in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council code of professional conduct. Takes every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve his/her knowledge and professional competence. To continue any development highlighted through the appraisal process and attend mandatory and specific training sessions.

  1. Plan and assess programmes of care with realistic nursing goals with the consultation of patient, family and multidisciplinary team.

  1. To be sensitive to patients needs in respect of courtesy, dignity and privacy.

  1. Promote effective communication with the multi-professional team.

  1. Provide information and education, which enables patients to make choices about adopting a healthier lifestyle (in an appropriate manner to meet patients learning needs).

  1. Recommend innovative changes in clinical practice, to enhance patient care.

  1. Participate in audit processes and action outcomes.

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of research and application to clinical practice.

  1. Use clinical expertise and knowledge to promote a nurse led

approach to care. Taking on a Link nurse role where appropriate.

  1. Ensure the safe control and custody of drugs within the ward/department in line with Trust Policy and local Standard Operating Procedures.

  1. Inform the Sister/ Nurse in Charge of changes in circumstances which may affect safe and competent practice.

  1. Ensure that all patient care is documented accurately and legible and that information systems are maintained in a timely manner.

  1. Work collaboratively with outside agencies.

  1. Be aware of and utilise other statutory and voluntary agencies that can provide appropriate care for patients.

Management/ Organisational Responsibilities

  1. Ensure effective and efficient use of all ward/department resources.

  1. Provide leadership to all members of the ward, promoting effective team work.

  1. Be responsible for monitoring staffing levels and the skill mix to ensure that this is appropriate to meet the needs of patients, and taking initial action to rectify any identified deficits through ward manager/modern matron.

  1. Maintain a positive approach to achievement within the team.

  1. Ensure adequate provision and maintenance of equipment.

  1. Assist with the induction of new staff and students, acting as a mentor.

  1. Act as a role model giving guidance and support to relevant staff and students.

  1. Participate in problem solving related to work organisation.

  1. To ensure that patients and carers are aware of their current and ongoing health needs.

  1. To participate and promote clinical supervision.

Person Specification



  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of working with patients with multiple pathologies and developing and delivering care plans designed to meet their needs.

Computer skills


  • Basic computer skills, previous experience with SystmOne will be desirable.



  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.



  • Current NMC registration, Level 1

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


Foxley Ward Dereham Hospital



NR19 2EX

Employer's website

For help with your application, contact:

Anita Strowger


Date posted

08 June 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£24,907 to £30,615 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Foxley Ward Dereham Hospital



NR19 2EX

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