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Registered Nurse or Nursing Associate

Role Summary

To provide clinical leadership within the ward unit.

To be responsible for the standards of patient care and services within the team, ensuring that nursing practice and patient services are in line with NMC Codes, statutory and Trust requirements.

To provide direction, supervision and control to team members in order that they provide patient care and services which are appropriate to the individual needs of the patient and the ward/unit.

Role can be assigned to band 4 Nursing Associate or band 5 Registered Nurse

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

Come and join the team in Tiverton Community Hospital as a Registered Nurse. We have a full time and part time position available. Tiverton Hospital is a busy 32 bedded unit which primarily supports patients to rehabilitate within an intermediate care model.

You will join a well-established multidisciplinary team and will have the chance to develop your skills around complex care, rehabilitation and discharge planning. You’ll also broaden your knowledge in variety of conditions, including frailty, falls, and post-operative recovery of fractures, general reduced mobility due to co-morbidities, cognitive impairments and various other medical conditions. Due to the holistic nature of the care we are able to provide and our close links with to the community, we also offer care to patients who are palliative and would like to go home/their place of residence.

In addition, you’ll receive:

•Training and coaching for future development: direct supervision and support from existing band 6 and 7 staff, who will set objectives and training specific to your needs, including a career development review.

•The chance to work autonomously: with a highly experienced team to support you, you’ll have increased opportunities to make decisions and act in line with your own clinical competence and knowledge.

•Help others learn: you’ll play a key role in teaching, supervising and assessing our learners, unregistered staff and students.

•Free parking: all of our community hospital sites have a plentiful supply of free parking.

Working Pattern: 30 hours per week.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Emma Puzey, Clinical Therapy lead on 01884 235552 or e-mail

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.


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