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Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 798-8943

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Lickey Ward - Princess of Wales Community Hospital
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

Dear Future Colleague

How would you like to work in a hospital where the matron knows your name? Would you like to have time to deliver the care you feel your patients deserve? Would you like to be given the opportunity to develop the skills required to care for the increasing demands of patients who are cared for in the modern NHS. Would you like to feel supported by your team and senior managers?

If you have answered yes to the above I am proud to say I am a matron of such a hospital.

The Hospital is the Princess of Wales Community Hospital in Bromsgrove and is part of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (HACW). The hospital holds some of the traditional values of a community hospital with high standards of holistic care, time to talk to your patient, build relationships and be part of their recovery from admission to discharge. Care for patients with a multitude of conditions from acute stroke recovery to end of life care. In addition to this we also look after patients with sub-acute needs and provide support through our training and development team for all staff to have the skills required to care for such complex patients. I support all of my nurses to achieve the Trusts core competencies for RGN’s and provide training to cannulate, perform venepuncture, be IV competent and are able to pass an NG tube.

We currently have posts available on Cottage Ward (sub-acute care/general rehabilitation) and Lickey Ward (specialist stroke/general rehabilitation).

If you are newly qualified the trust offers a preceptorship programme where you would be supported by a ward mentor and the preceptorship programme lead. If you have been qualified for over a year and would like to become a mentor, we can provide this training through Worcester University, this is something I actively encourage as I am passionate about developing my staff. We have high impact ambassadors/link nurses for a variety of roles from tissue viability to important choices (end of life care). If you have a particular area of interest you are actively encouraged to become a link nurse/ambassador and are provided with the training to perform the role.

I expect my nurses to hold the values of the trust be courageous, ambitious, responsive, empowering and supportive. If you hold these values and my letter appeals to you please spend some time to apply and come and work with me and be part of the exciting developments in our hospital.

Yours sincerely


Phil Shakeshaft Matron, Princess of Wales Community Hospital Tel: 07918695282

PLEASE NOTE: All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours available (full or part time) or contract type (permanent or fixed term) and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

**If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months’ salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

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 Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be 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 applying from overseas.

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