Band 5 Staff Nurse Head and Neck Ward �1500 New Starter Premium

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
East Grinstead
Depending on experience per annum pro rata plus £1500 New Starter Premium
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Job summary

Queen Victoria Hospital is a specialist NHS hospital providing life-changing reconstructive surgery, burns care and rehabilitation services for people who have been damaged or disfigured through accidents or disease.

The Head and Neck Unit is an 8 bedded acute surgical ward that specialises in head and neck cancer and maxillofacial surgery and we are currently seeking an enthusiastic band 5 nurse to join our specialist team, who wishes to pursue a career in Maxillo-facial nursing.

Main duties of the job

You will gain skills in airway management including caring for tracheostomy and laryngectomy patients, enhanced recovery, wound management, post op management of surgical flaps, caring for NGTs, PEGs and RIGs. The successful candidate will be motivated and enthusiastic to learn.

We are committed to providing education opportunities to all our staff and we place a strong emphasis on the education and development of the ward team.

If you are successfully appointed to this role and complete a 6 month probation period you will be eligible for a two stage New Starter Premium of �1500 in total. You will receive �500 on receipt of your probation paperwork from your line manager and another �1000 on the one year anniversary of your start date.

About us

Welcome to Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and thank you for your interest.

Rated GOOD overall with outstanding care by the CQC we are a specialist NHS hospital providing life-changing reconstructive surgery, burns care and rehabilitation services for people across the South of England and beyond. We are a centre of excellence, with an international reputation for pioneering advanced techniques and treatments. Everything we do is informed by our passion for providing the highest quality care, the best clinical outcomes and a safe, positive patient experience.

At QVH we are proud of our achievements and our specialist services continue to record excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We regularly receive excellent results from patient satisfaction surveys and on average 98% of inpatients say they would recommend the hospital to their family or friends.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Caring for patients pre-operatively
  • Caring for post op Head and Neck Surgical patients
  • Caring for laryngectomy and tracheostomy patients
  • Post op management of surgical flaps, drain management
  • Caring for step down patients from Critical Care
  • Nutrition management
  • Wound and pressure area care management
  • Administration of medication
  • Complex discharge management
  • Rehabilitation

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration



  • Post registration experience in acute care setting


  • Willing to undertake more complex wound management with supervision and training

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