Registered Nurse - Gissing Ward

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
31 May 2023
Job summary

Gissing Ward is seeking ambitious, enthusiastic nurses who have the desire to develop their career in an exciting and innovative ward. The ward prides itself on the delivery of effective, patient centered care which enables us to support our patients through their surgical journey. Our vision places our patients at the heart of healthcare, we use compassion, communication, collaboration and interaction to achieve the best outcome for our patients.

Gissing Ward is the Regional Unit for Head and Neck surgery specializing in reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Ear, Nose and Throat, Maxillofacial and Dermatology.

Our nursing teams work alongside a range of dedicated Healthcare Professionals to deliver collaborative and integrated care using a multi-disciplinary approach. As a new member of the Gissing team you will be supported by our ward based Clinical Educator to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to care for a range of surgical patients. A tailored induction program will include spoke placements in associated clinics and time spent with members of the wider team.

We are a friendly, supportive, inclusive team and we look forward to welcoming you. We are committed to ensuring that your journey is both educational and enjoyable.

If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported.

Main duties of the job

You will have the opportunity to work with all members of the Ward/Department clinical team within the multi-disciplinary framework, maintaining a high standard of patient care under the direction of the Ward/Department Sister/Charge Nurse.

In the absence of a more senior member of staff, act as a leader in the clinical area.

You will also support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, and act as a role model to others in all aspects of work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence.

Provide specialist care to our unique case load of patients including Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy care, as well as the post operative care of free flaps.

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

Please view the attached job description for full details of the role and use your supporting statement to confirm how you meet the essential and desirable criteria on the job specification.

Person Specification



  • Mentorship preparation programme (or required to complete once in post) if applicable to clinical area
  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register
  • Willingness to act as a Link Nurse for the Ward / Department



  • Recent experience of nursing in an acute hospital environment



  • Ability to maintain high standards of care

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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