Senior Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

The closing date is 29 June 2022

Job summary

The senior nurse will have at least 3 years relevant experience as a registered nurse. They will be able to lead the nursing team with their clinical knowledge and skills and give daily oversight and lead on Red 2 Green and MDT alongside other professionals. they will be feeding back to the ward manager and be able to problem solve., motivate, and have awareness of the health and wellbeing of the staff.

Main duties of the job

To act as an advocate for patients within the ward or department, to ensure a patient orientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards within the NHS Plan and other relevant guidelines.

In conjunction with senior clinical staff and specialist nurses, set monitor and evaluate standards of care for patients, and to take a lead role in clinical benchmarking.

To ensure that nursing care is based on sound and current research and initiate participate and promote nursing research and evidence-based practice.

To check departmental equipment is correct and in working order, ensuring cleanliness after use and reporting defects promptly to the ward housekeeper, ensuring that the repairs are undertaken.

To exercise a cost effect, high quality approach to patient care.

Maintain up to date records. Ensuring that confidentiality is respected and that the NMC standards for 'Record Keeping' are met.

To ensure that infection control policies including hand washing are adhered to and to communicate any related issues to the appropriate person.

About us

The Multi Disciplinary Team and wider staff are a small friendly team who work within the values and behaviours of Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust and will be well supported with training and your health and wellbeing to provide an excellent work life balance

Job description

Job responsibilities


  • 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.
  • Plan and assess programmes of care with realistic nursing goals with the consultation of patient, family and multidisciplinary team
  • To be sensitive to patients needs in respect of courtesy, dignity and privacy.
  • Promote effective communication with the multi-professional team.
  • Provide information and education, which enables patients to make choices about adopting a healthier lifestyle (in an appropriate manner to meet patients learning needs).
  • Recommend innovative changes in clinical practice, to enhance patient care.
  • Participate in audit processes and action outcomes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research and application to clinical practice
  • Use clinical expertise and knowledge to promote a nurse led approach to care.
  • Ensure the safe control and custody of drugs within the ward/department in line with Trust Policy and local Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Inform the Ward Manager of changes in circumstances which may affect safe and competent practice.
  • Ensure that all patient care is documented accurately and legible and that information systems are maintained in a timely manner.
  • Work collaboratively with outside agencies.
  • Be aware of and utilise other statutory and voluntary agencies that can provide appropriate care for patients.
  • Deputise for the Ward Manager
  • Perform delegated tasks on behalf of the Ward Manager
  • Ensure effective and efficient use of all ward/department resources.
  • Provide leadership to all members of the ward, promoting effective team work.
  • 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.
  • Maintain a positive approach to achievement within the team.
  • Ensure adequate provision and maintenance of equipment
  • Assist with the induction of new staff and students, acting as a mentor.
  • Act as a role model giving guidance and support to staff and students.
  • Participate in problem solving related to work organisation.
  • To ensure that patients and carers are aware of their current and ongoing health needs.
  • To participate and promote clinical supervision.

Person Specification



  • Valid NMC UK Registration
  • Previous mentor experience


  • Assessor and or supervisor training
  • Working towards degree or relevant experience.

Skills Knowledge and Abilities


  • Good computer skills
  • Experience of auditing
  • Understanding of learner needs


  • Understanding of resource skills
  • Coaching skills



  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language
  • Coaching skills

Personal and People Development


  • Evidence of relevant experience and development
  • Ability to Support/mentor/coach staff


  • Willing to undertake appropriate training

Personal Attributes / Behaviours (linked to the Trust's Behaviour Framework)


  • Self Awareness
  • Flexible/positive approach to work to meet the needs of the service
  • Enthusiastic and able to work under pressure
  • Able to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to identify with the Trust commitment to safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Value and respect the privacy and dignity for patients
  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people



  • Must hold full and valid UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle
  • Able to work rotational pattern as required

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, 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 (Opens in a new tab).

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


North Walsham Hospital

Yarmouth Road

North Walsham

NR28 9AP

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Karen Mitchell


Date posted

08 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£32,306 to £39,027 a year pa



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

North Walsham Hospital

Yarmouth Road

North Walsham

NR28 9AP

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