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NHS AfC: Band 5
37.5 hours per week (Full time and part time)
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The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Russells Hall Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 £24,907 - £30,615
Salary period
01/03/2021 23:59

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The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust logo

Staff Nurse - RA

NHS AfC: Band 5

Job overview

Following a redesign of respiratory medicine we have an exciting opportunity for the right individual to join our team leading on the care and management of patients with respiratory conditions, C5B is a 24 bedded unit with a designated Lead nurse. We are looking for registered nurses to come and join our team, where you will be supported with a named mentor, the Lead nurses and the consultants. We can tailor your induction programme and ongoing level of support to your individual developmental needs.

As a trust we offer exciting opportunities to further develop your skills in mentorship, in respiratory care, in non-invasive ventilation and in end of life care.

We will expect you to work flexibly and where possible we will support flexible working. Now is the right time we have a strengthened leadership team and together we can make a difference to our patients.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development and implementation and evaluation of programmes of care without supervision. They will be required to actively participate in the teaching and supervision of other nursing and non-nursing staff. The post holder will also be required to take a lead / link role for the nursing unit/department to be determined on appointment/appraisal. 

Working for our organisation

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do to offer a high quality patient experience in a caring and supportive environment.  This aligns with our vision of providing safe, caring and effective services because people matter. 

This is an opportunity to join an NHS organisation that inspires its staff to innovate, with support and encouragement to continually develop. We expect all of our staff to demonstrate the Trust values of Care, Respect and Responsibility.  

We believe healthcare is better when provided by supported and dedicated staff, so if you are innovative, forward thinking and dedicated to high quality patient care come and join our amazing team.

At the Dudley Group everyone is welcome, please ensure you have read our Recruitment Equality Statement included in the advert.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To manage a group of patients during a shift and achieve and maintain a high standard of nursing care.

To assess plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care for individuals ensuring a high standard of nursing practice at all times

To undertake a nursing management round of a designated group of patients in order to assess and prioritise care.

To communicate effectively with patients and visitors and ensure that their needs for information are met.

To ensure patients are involved in decisions about their care and treatment and that they have sufficient information to do this.

To perform diagnostic tests e.g. venepuncture, ECG and BM samples as required and supervise others training to do these tests.

To perform additional clinical roles relevant to the speciality and participate in the training, supervision and assessment of others learning these roles.

To have an in depth knowledge of the Nursing process and promote and support the use of the agreed model of individual patient care.

To ensure that accurate nursing records are maintained for each patient.

To maintain and promote department/multidisciplinary communications.

To co-ordinate, plan and organise nursing care taking into account available staffing levels and skill mix.

To participate in the development and evaluation of new techniques in patient care in consultation with medical and other professional staff and to co-operate with staff participation in ethical research processes.

To help maintain motivation of ward/department staff and encourage them to develop professional expertise.

To promote awareness and implementation of research based practices relating to area of work.

To take a lead / link nurse role on behalf of the unit (e.g. tissue viability/ medical devices).

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • First Level Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of professional development
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of undertaking a recognised course of study in teaching and assessing, or commitment to complete


Essential criteria
  • Completion of Preceptorship / support skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Good organisational skills
Desirable criteria
  • Computer literate
  • Venepuncture / cannulation skills


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working in an acute hospital setting
  • Substantial post-registration experience
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Elaine Foster
Job title
Lead nurse
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Additional information

Elaine Foster Lead nurse C5B. ext. 2560