Staff Nurse-Vernon Ward *Elective Surgical Ward*

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
30 May 2023
Job summary

The post-holder is responsible for undertaking and recording a comprehensive nursing assessment and planning, delivering and evaluating high standards of evidenced based nursing care to a diversegroup of patients. Is expected to deliver care without direct supervision. Is accountable for the care delivered and any omissions of care. Is expected to teach and supervise more junior staff, students and the non-registered nursing workforce. Is accountable for care or any omissions of care that he/she delegates to others Is expected to act as role model, delivering care with empathy and compassion as part of a multidisciplinary team

Main duties of the job

Do you have an interest in making a difference in caring for urology, male plastics and colorectal patients? Do you have great communication skills, great organisational skills and the ability to work well with the multidisciplinary team? If the answer is yes, then come and join our supportive and friendly team on Vernon Ward.Our Urology Department provides acute and elective services to St Georges Hospitals and to an extensive tertiary network. We use cutting edge technology, including the Da Vinci robot, delivering state of the art care to patients with kidney, bladder and prostate cancer. The penile cancer team has the largest network of its kind in the UK and has the largest contemporaneous series of penile cancer patients worldwide. As a major trauma centre we care for a large number of trauma patients with approximately 30% of surgical emergency admissions being urological.You will be supported by our team of senior nurses, CNS's and clinical educators in gaining new skills and furthering your career.

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About us

With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person specification which contains more information about the role

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (general)


  • A minimum of 3-6 months post registration experience
  • IV SD
  • Venepuncture and Cannulation SD

Education and Research


  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of research and evidence based practice
  • Able to explain the principles of mentoring and assessing junior staff
  • Understands the importance of developing self and others


  • Demonstrates an understanding of audit
  • Ability to take on small research or audit or audit projects

General & Personal


  • Motivated and demonstrates an enthusiasm for the speciality
  • Demonstrates a caring and sensitive approach to patient care
  • Sound verbal and written communication.
  • Adaptable and responsive to changing needs
  • Ability to use own Initiative
  • Ability to identify stress in self and others and to take effective action to manage the situation


  • Ability to motivate and lead staff for a shift.

General and Personal


  • Ability to motivate and lead staff for a shift

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