Band 5 Staff Nurse – Colorectal, General Surgery and Gynaecology

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
21 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you an experienced nurse looking for a change in career direction, newly qualified or about to qualify? If you are and are interested in developing skills and experience in Vascular Speciality then we would love to hear from you.

We are the vascular Hub for North West London and if you join us you will have the opportunity to develop skills and experience in: o Caring for Patient following Complex Bowel surgeryo Caring for patient admitted via A & E with a variety conditions such as bowel obstruction and appendicitis o Caring for patients following gynaecology procedures. o Caring for step down patient's from ITU.o You will work as a part of Multidisciplinary Team and be supported by an excellent Clinical Practice Educator.

There are many learning opportunities available including managing the deteriorating patient, wound management, pain management, diabetes management, health promotion, patient education, complex discharge planning and sepsis treatment. Colorectal, general surgery and gynaecology nursing is highly rewarding and provides you with plenty of scope to develop further specialist skills and roles.

Main duties of the job

The main duties for this role are described in detail in the job description and person specification document, that is attached to this vacancy. Please ensure to read through to further your understanding of the role.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A&E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Maintain a professional behaviour at all times and promote a positive image of Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust at all times, in line with World Class Care values.

To be responsible for the unsupervised assessment of patient care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of plans of care, ensuring high standards of evidence based care.

To undertake all nursing procedures in accordance with Trust policies and ensure that these procedures and policies are understood and adhered to by all staff, within own management responsibility.

To contribute to the development of evidence based guidelines/policies relating to speciality.

To ensure accurate and comprehensive nursing records are maintained using appropriate written and electronic documentation.

To collect data and provide essential information in a timely and accurate manner when requested for e.g. audits or monitoring CQC standards.

To measure patient acuity and/or dependency to inform evidence-based decision making on staffing and workforce.

To monitor and record planned vs actual staffing levels and escalate issues when necessary.

To be responsible for ensuring effective mechanisms are in place so that all clinical and non-clinical incidents, including serious incidents are properly reported, investigated and changes made to avoid recurrence.

To establish effective working relations with all members of the multi-disciplinary team to promote good communication and a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.

To supervise unqualified staff, to ensure that they have the knowledge, skills and resources to carry out delegated aspects of care.

Person Specification

Application form


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & Qualifications


  • First level registration
  • Evidence of recent and ongoing professional development


  • Post qualification in relevant speciality
  • Recognized teaching or mentorship qualification or working towards



  • Post registration experience working in an acute hospital setting
  • Awareness of current professional nursing issues

Skills & aptitudes


  • Proven communication skills and ability to negotiate
  • Ability to supervise registered and unregistered staff
  • Ability to work well within a team

Personal Qualities/attributes


  • To be flexible and approachable

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