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Registered Nurse/ Midwife Early Pregnancy and Emergency Gynaecology

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year Per annum incl HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Midwife, A&E nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Nurse or Midwife with special interest in Early Pregnancy & Emergency Gynaecology Clinical Nurse Specialist at Band 5. Full-time permanent position 37.5 hours per week at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Elizabeth Suite is a bespoke Unit specifically designed to provide an expanded service to see women with early pregnancy and acute gynaecology complications. This new-build Unit also opened in March 2017 and has a range of rooms, each designed for scanning and clinical investigation. Minor out-patient procedures are also performed for manual vacuum aspiration, Word catheter insertion, intrauterine contraceptive device insertion and retrieval, with future plans to include out-patient hysteroscopy. The service is complemented by the co-located Annie Zunz ward for day-case patients needing parental treatment for hyperemesis and iron transfusions, wound care, etc, as well patients needing acute in-patient surgery.

The service ethos is to provide time-critical rapid assessment of our women within a one-stop clinical model in close liaison with our A&E and GP colleagues. The Unit delivers specialist, evidence-based, holistic care to women with early pregnancy and gynaecology complications in an environment that supports patient choice and dignity. The multi-professional team consists of consultant gynaecologists, clinical nurse specialists, a clinical research fellow and specialist sonographers.

Main duties of the job

  • Receiving referrals to a caseload.
  • Providing assessment, planning, delivery, and evaluation of specialist care within defined guidelines and protocols.
  • Referring to other disciplines and agencies.
  • Ordering and interpreting relevant tests and investigations.
  • Providing advice and guidance to nurse/midwife and other disciplines.
  • Participating in the provision of training and education to own and other professions.
  • Monitoring standards.
  • Participating in audit and research activity.
  • Disseminating good practice.
  • Ensuring effective communication between all service providers across the care pathway.

About us

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.

We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the best preforming Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff say they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around �10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending �25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children's unit at West Middlesex - in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical / Direct Care Practice
  • To participate in providing specialised aspects of patient care and treatment working in partnership with others.
  • To provide holistic assessment, care and treatment to patients under the supervision of expert colleagues and within agreed guidelines and protocols and plan / conduct appropriate patient follow-up.
  • To address patients health promotion and prevention needs through comprehensive assessment of individuals for risk factors and early signs of illness.
  • To draw on own and others knowledge in decision-making to determine evidence-based interventions within guidelines and actively monitoring these.
  • To act as an advocate for the patient in treatment decisions and choices.
  • To use effective communication and interpersonal skills to provide information, explanation, and reassurance to patients and families, and build an environment of trust and rapport, enabling patient empowerment.
  • To maintain accurate and contemporaneous records of patients assessment, care, treatment, and follow up.

Leadership and Collaborative Practice
  • To work within an agreed job plan to meet service needs, to be agreed within three months of taking up post and reviewed annually and maintain records of activity.
  • To provide advice and guidance to nurses, midwives, and other professions within the bounds of own knowledge and expertise.
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues, patients, and families.
  • To maintain awareness of own role in relation to the wider multi-professional team and organisation, whilst building and maintaining these working relationships.
  • To develop and maintain awareness of epidemiological, demographic, social, political, and professional factors relevant to their area of practice.
  • To use a reflective and questioning approach to individual practice, participating in clinical and service changes.
  • To support and contribute to delivering the wider Trust agenda as directed by the Chief Nurse and the Trust Senior Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Improving Quality and Developing Practice
  • To participate in activities to monitor and improve quality and effectiveness of own practice including clinical audit, peer review, and clinical supervision.
  • To seek the views of patients, families, and colleagues, using this to develop and improve practice and the patient experience within the speciality.
  • To contribute to change at individual and team levels to improve practice and health outcomes.
  • To participate in risk assessment and clinical governance activities, including clinical audit.
  • To maintain awareness of relevant research and evidence based developments relating to area of clinical expertise and professional practice.

Please see attached job description and person specification to this advert for further details

Person Specification

Registered Nurse or Midwife




  • 18 months of post registration experience in relevant clinical settings

Post registration education


  • 12 months of post registration experience
  • 6 months of post registration expecience


  • Undertaking appropriate post registration education and development within area of specialist practice

Mentorship Qualification or equivalent


  • Recognised teaching qualification or prepared to work towards

MDT working


  • Experience of working effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team

Participating in Audits


  • Recent experience of data collection and audit


  • Or willing to learn

In Charge role


  • Able to manage the clinic autonomously


  • Or willing to learn

Competent in phlebotomy and cannulation


  • Competent in phlebotomy and cannulation


  • Or willing to learn

Medication administration


  • Ability to administer prescribed medication PO and SL
  • Ability to administer prescribed medication IV

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