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Senior Nurse

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Closing Date: 29th May 2024
Salary: £37,433- £42,622

Role Summary

As a Senior Nurse at STEPS you will be ensuring that our clients receive high-quality, holistic nursing care throughout their journey with us. You will work as a key member of the inter-disciplinary team to support our clients, respecting their privacy and dignity and promoting independence. While you are carrying out your duties you will be aligned with STEPS values and behaviours at all times.


While you are supporting our clients through their journey, STEPS will support you with a fantastic benefits package:

  • Free onsite parking for night workers
  • Discounted travel pass scheme
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement of 33 days holiday (pro rata)
  • Life assurance scheme (four times your annual salary)
  • Private medical cover
  • Critical Illness Cover (three times your annual salary)
  • Income protection scheme (75% in the case of illness or incapacity for up to five years)
  • Paid time to complete mandatory training
  • Free specialist internal training
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted Gym Memberships
  • Blue light card
  • Vivup benefits platform
  • Access to support 24/7 through our Employee Assistance Programme
  • 1% employee pension contribution with 7% employer contribution
  • Benefit from supernumerary shifts as part of onboarding before commencing with your usual shift pattern

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assess, implement and monitor individual care plans for our clients.
  • Honour STEPS values by demonstrating appropriate behaviours and encouraging this in others.
  • Contribute to staff development i.e. appraisals and supervisions.
  • Ensure the provision of appropriate supervision and support for members of the team.
  • To be involved in the day to day audit process as required.
  • Facilitate and co-ordinate the activities of the team.
  • Have responsibility and accountability for the overall quality of client care delivery including meetings and reviews.
  • Lead the unit on a day to day basis in the absence of senior management.
  • Involve clients and carers in the development and delivery of goals within the care plan.
  • Lead on the unit as and when directed to provide clinical leadership, support and guidance to other staff members.
  • Act upon and escalate issues as required following STEPS guidance and operating procedures.
  • Administer medications and treatment as prescribed, monitor effects and report as defined.
  • Be compliant within clinical governance requirements operating within STEPS procedures.
  • Support clinical audits as and when directed.
  • Contribute and lead on specific projects related to service delivery e.g. quality programmes, education and training and contributing to the setting and monitoring of practice standards.
  • Carrying out all procedures relating to the personal care and nutritional needs of clients dealing with emergencies as required.
  • Undertake duties and responsibilities as defined in the work plan.
  • This Job description is an outline, which reflects the present requirements of the post and not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties.

Person Specification


  • Registered Nurse on the NMC register
  • Approved mentorship or teaching qualification
  • Qualification or short courses in staff management and supervision
  • Experience of working as part of an IDT / MDT
  • Experience of working with complex patients
  • IT experience including Microsoft Office packages
  • Experience of working within governance frameworks e.g. clinical systems / data management / complaints untoward incidents
  • Demonstrable experience and working knowledge of the Data Protection Act
  • Creative and innovative approach, inclusive and engaging approach to client care
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communicator both written and verbal /demonstrate excellent listening skills
  • Able to form key working relationships with colleagues, understand the dynamics of interdisciplinary working


  • A non-medical prescribing qualification (eg V300)
  • Masters Modules or degree in relevant area, e.g. rehabilitation, tissue viability
  • Key trainer/train the trainer qualification.
  • Leadership or supervisory course
  • Rehabilitation experience. e.g. amputee, neuro, spinal injuries
  • Trauma experience
  • Experience of liaising with professionals from wide ranging disciplines
  • Experience of training package development and delivery across relevant subject e.g. data protection / clinical training
  • Experience of audit functions
  • Transferable skills that can be used to enhance a client’s rehabilitation journey, e.g. playing an instrument, having an ability / understanding of accessible sports and hobbies

Application process

First stage: visit to our facility for a tour and introductory meeting with our Head of Nursing or one of our Lead Nurses.

Second stage: formal interview involving the Clinical Director and completion of a task.

We are committed to ensuring that all job applicants and members of staff are treated equally, without discrimination because of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. Please contact us at if you require any reasonable adjustments during our application process.