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Acute Medicine
Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Both full and part time hours available)
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Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Wexham Park Hospital
pro rata pa incl. HCAs
04/12/2022 23:59

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Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Staff Nurse - MSSU

Band 5

Job overview

Are you an experienced or newly qualified Nurse looking to grow within your career?

If yes, then this is the opportunity for you!

An opportunity has arisen for you to join the Medical Short Stay Unit nursing team within the Medical Directorate at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Wexham Park Hospital site.

Main duties of the job

We have a strong sense of community in our teams, we are looking to recruit dynamic and motivated individuals who will become an essential part of our multidisciplinary team in an engaging and supportive environment.

Our units are rapidly developing unit, caring for patients with a range of acute medical conditions and fast paced patient turnover. The department takes admissions from our Emergency Department and is now accepting direct GP referrals to the Unit.  

As a department we take extreme pride in our staff, ensuring that individual development is paramount. If you wish to broaden your clinical skill set or gain further knowledge in the field of medicine, then this is the opportunity for you!

Within our Trust we have a positive flexible working approach in order to help our staff achieve a healthy work/life balance, an ethic that is strongly supported by our department.

Working for our organisation

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our three core values, and the behaviors that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other, Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical, and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient
care with minimal supervision.
 To implement and be responsible for maintaining high standards of patient care.
 To carry out all administrative and nursing duties as delegated by the team leader and
senior sister.
 To organise and deploy staff according to their competence to meet patients’ needs.
 To demonstrate a sound knowledge of infection control standards and promote these
within the ward environment
 To refer to other disciplines utilising the Trusts electronic systems i.e. “Patient Centre” and
 To assist in promotion of health.
 To act in accordance with policies and nursing procedures as per Trust policy.
 To co-ordinate the team/ward in absence of the team leader or senior sister.
 To ensure confidentiality of patient records and high standards of nursing documentation.
 To be aware of the complaints procedure and be able to apply it as needed.
 To escalate as appropriate any untoward incidents, complaints and ward/staff issues.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered General Nurse
  • Current (or pending) NMC Registration


Essential criteria
  • Able to work as an effective team member
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in caring for elderly patients who have dementia
  • Previous experience managing patients with chronic medical conditions.


Essential criteria
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Able to prioritise workload (self and others) and meet deadlines

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - Silver

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Melusi Hadebe
Job title
Senior Charge Nurse
Email address
Telephone number
03006 152793
Additional information

Erin Walsh (Matron) on or 03006 152793 or Melusi Hadebe

Informal visits to the department are encouraged