Staff Nurse-Vascular Surgery

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£32,466 to £39,521 a year p.a inc HCA
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a nurse looking for a new challenge? If yes, then Guys and St. Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) Sarah swift vascular ward is the place for you!

Closing : 11/06/2023

Interview: 19/06/2023

Main duties of the job

Our Vascular department is one of the largest vascular centres in Europe, the hub of the South East Vascular Network (SEVN), providing emergency and elective vascular services with specialist nurses supporting both outpatient and inpatient services.

Sarah swift ward provide experience in looking after a variety of complex vascular conditions such as endovascular and open surgery for aneurysms and aortic dissection, with diverse vascular procedures.

This is an exciting time to join our team!

About us

About our hospitals

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

We have around 22,700 staff, making us one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and one of the biggest employers locally. We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and continue to develop new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for carrying out clinical practice within designated clinical areas, ensuring that high quality, current evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, implementation, interventions and evaluations for patients is provided from admission through to discharge.
  • Will be responsible for the application of knowledge across the range of work procedures and practices, underpinned by theoretical knowledge and practical experience.
  • To act as advocate for patients within the area, to ensure a patientorientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards within the NHS Plan and other relevant guidelines.
  • To ensure that patientsreceive high quality clinical care and a goodpatient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and doctrines.
  • Recognise and avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individuals.
  • Will adviseon the promotion of health and the prevention of illness.Recognise the significance of observations made, and use them todevelop and initiate nursing assessments and devise a plan of care.Carry out those activities necessary to conduct a comprehensiveassessment of a persons nursing requirements.
  • Will ensure that all patients will have a discharge plan that is safe andappropriate for their needs.
  • Carry out nursing procedures and treatments, checking on andmaintaining the highest possible standards.
  • Work alongside the multi-disciplinary team to ascertain treatments and advise on nursing priorities.
  • Take a clear and concise history from patients by assessing their health and well being and complete documentation ensuring that all entries are accurate and legible and that all information systems are maintained.
  • Undertake prescribed physical observations as follows: blood pressure,temperature, respirations, blood sugars, urinalysis, weight and height, and report exceptions appropriates.
  • Responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medicationincluding transfusion of blood and blood products
  • management of complex wounds and dressing and also referring patients to community services on discharge

Person Specification

Values & behaviours


  • Values & behaviours



  • Able to assess, plan, implement & evaluate programmes of care
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues.
  • Knowledge of Evidence Based Practice



  • Experience of working in the relevant area


  • Previous experience in other nursing fields

Education/ Qualifications


  • RN1/ RN2/ RN12 or RN Child Registered Nurse on the NMC register. To hold the appropriate level for the area of speciality.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Relevant qualifications required or course to area

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


St Thomas' Hospital

Westminster Bridge road



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