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Registered Nurse - Gastroenterology

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you looking for a new experience?

Do you have excellent communication skills, consider yourself to be caring and compassionate and want to make a difference to the patient's experience on a daily basis?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join and be part of the ward team within Gastroenterology.

Gastroenterology is an exciting, evidence-based specialty that offers opportunities to learn and develop nursing practice within a supported structure.

Our Gastroenterologists have experience in the management of all Gastroenterology conditions from complex eating disorders to acute bleeds.

We are currently seeking compassionate, enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 Registered Nurses to join our friendly and dedicated team with a passion for caring.

You will be fully supported and provided with learning and training opportunities.

Individuals should be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and possess a willingness to take on new challenges.

Whilst previous experience of caring for acutely ill patients would be advantageous; we are also interested in hearing from individuals who have a special talent for being caring and compassionate and who would be able to go the extra mile to help our patients feel valued and cared for and at all times to treat them with dignity and respect.

Full and part time hours available.

Main duties of the job

To work with all members of the Ward/Department clinical team within the multi-disciplinary framework. Maintain a high standard of patient care under the direction of the Ward/Department Sister/Charge Nurse.

Act as a leader in the clinical area, in the absence of a more senior member of staff. To work in accordance with the principles set out by the Nursing/Midwifery professional bodies and Trust Policies.

To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service,all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence and demonstrate behaviours that support and encourage an inclusive culture.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N&N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Ensure practice is in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and work within limits of competence
  • To have successfully completed the Trusts preceptorship programme.
  • Maintain a high standard of nursing care applying evidence-based practice.
  • Carry out assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care without supervision.
  • Carry out the daily personal care of patients.
  • Maintain accurate records of all care given.
  • Update patient administration systems e.g. PAS to ensure real time data collection and confidentiality.
  • To effectively use information technology for the benefit of patient care in accordance with the Trusts Cyber Code of Conduct.
  • To maintain confidentiality of information (written, verbal, electronic), whilst being aware of the Freedom for Information Act.
  • To promptly and effectively communicate relevant changes in patient status to the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, relatives, carers, significant others, the multi-disciplinary team and support services.

Please refer to the job description for full details

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development and maintenance of a Personal, Professional Profile
  • Mentorship preparation programme (or required to complete once in post) if applicable to clinical area


  • Post registration qualification relevant to the clinical area
  • Working towards a health related degree



  • Recent experience of nursing in an acute hospital environment
  • Knowledge/experience of relevant speciality
  • Experience of managing / leading a team and co-ordinating workload



  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to maintain high standards of care
  • Competency in clinical skills including enhanced practice relevant to the level of experience and clinical area


  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit / patient review

Attitude, Aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Willingness to further develop knowledge and skills

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