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Charge Nurse Gynaecology Outpatients

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking to recruit a full time (37.5 hours per week) Band 7 Nurse to lead our nursing team within Gynaecology Outpatients. This post is primarily based at our St Mary's Hospital site. This is a Monday to Friday service.

Our ideal candidate will have management or leadership experience, evidence of change management, enjoy helping others and be able to work as an integral part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team in order to improve our patient experience. This role will enable you to build upon your skills in leadership, people management and finance within a supportive clinical environment.

Our clinics are busy and our service includes leading the outpatient Colposcopy, Fertility, Hysteroscopy and Rapid Access Clinics as well as Gynaecological Oncology, all General Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine.

The Charge Nurse is expected to work closely with the administrative and medical teams, gynaecology ward team and Termination of Pregnancy Service, Deputy Lead Nurse and Nurse Specialists.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring high standards of care are maintained for our patients attending the department. Your primary responsibility will be to take charge of the department whilst providing support and development for the nursing team along with having the resilience to meet day to day challenges.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their management skills, supported by the Deputy Lead Nurse and Lead Nurse.

Main duties of the job

  • Lead a team to deliver high quality, effective, individualised nursing care to all patients undergoing gynaecology out patient assessments, investigations and procedures, ensuring a safe environment and providing a high level of information and support to patients.
  • Provide professional and operational leadership on the department, leading by example.
  • Manage nursing standards and performance.
  • Develop and maintain the highest nursing care and take remedial action when standards of care are not met.
  • Take responsibility for the department's nursing and supplies budget.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration
  • Relevant nursing/health related degree or diploma
  • Evidence of post registration professional development


  • Non-medical prescribing
  • Gynaecological or Surgical Nursing qualification



  • Experience of co-ordinating workload.
  • Experience of staff/ HR, appraisals.
  • Change management experience.


  • Recent experience working in OPD or gynaecology

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Knowledge of quality, standard setting and audit
  • Organisation and management skills
  • Motivational, leadership and role model qualities.
  • Able to handle difficult and emotional situations
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Cannulations skills

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