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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/01/2020.

Staff Nurse - Short Stay Ward

Job Reference: 407-19.119-H

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Medicine and Long Term Conditions - Ward 29
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Walsall
£24,214 - £30,112

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The £170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit has been completed, and building development has also commenced for our new Neonatal Unit and soon to commence on our Emergency Department.

We provide high quality, friendly and effective community health services from multiple sites covering Walsall. Our multidisciplinary services include rapid response and homebased care, so that those with long term conditions and the frail elderly can remain in their own homes.

We are recommended by colleagues as a place to work which is supported by the trusts values to work as part of a team, being respectful, compassionate and professional. We are committed to investing in our workforce

Following our recent CQC visit the Trust was rated as outstanding for care and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plan to become an outstanding Trust by 2022

The work we do is highly rewarding, and in addition to an attractive salary, we offer a valuable range of benefits, including: salary sacrifice scheme; car leasing scheme; on-site staff accommodation (subject to availability); the ability to retain your NHS pension (where applicable) or the opportunity to join an alternative scheme; and the opportunity to develop and implement your expertise in an encouraging yet challenging environment


Exciting opportunities have arisen to join a fast paced exciting ward within the Division of Medicine and Long Term Conditions Team on Ward 29. The Short Stay Ward is part of the Acute Care Group and supports the managements of patients with acute conditions and a length of stay of 3 days. The ward works particularly close to the Acute Medical Unit and Ambulatory Emergency Care to support admissions through the Emergency Pathway through the Division.


The ward can on a daily basis manage a high take of patients which brings the exciting fast pace to the unit and with a new Matron and Clinical Director recently appointed for the Care Group, exciting opportunities to work in a close team are now available through recruitment. You will have the opportunity to participate in improvement programmes for the ward as well as inputting to change management as the Ward prides itself on setting and achieving high quality standards of care for their patients.


You must be a level 1 RGN and be able to support your colleagues in a team that work flexibly within the shift rotas to meet the demands of the service.


On a daily basis, you will be required to undertake the provision of nursing care, working closely with all members of the multi-disciplinary team in what can be a challenging but overall very rewarding environment. You are supported by both Senior Nursing and Medical Colleagues as you develop your skills and competencies to progress your nursing abilities.


You will need excellent communication skills, have a caring and compassionate nature, and demonstrate a willingness to learn and develop within your role. We welcome applications from both experienced and newly qualified staff nurses.


The Trust is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible.


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For further details / informal visits contact:

Senior Sister Angela Cope

Please note your application will be transferred from the NHS Jobs system to internal Walsall Healthcare Trac System. All correspondence will be sent via Trac

Following our recent CQC visit the Trust was rated as outstanding for care and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plan to become an outstanding Trust by 2022

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position.*


References from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. When completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover this period. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

Please review the attached Job description and person specification carefully before applying to ensure that you meet the essential job requirements.

Candidates should be aware that, regardless of country of origin, their ability to communicate in written and spoken English to the standard required to carry out the post, will be assessed during the selection process.

Referee email addresses should be provided on your application form.

Following the closing date, if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks you may assume your application has been unsuccessful.

We reserve the right to close this job early. Interested applicants are therefore advised to apply as early as possible.

If a large number of applicants meet the essential criteria then random selection will be applied.

We are committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible and committed to equal opportunities.

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.

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