Staff Nurse - Spencer ward

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an existing band 5 to join our team on Spencer ward for a permanent full time position.

We are looking for registered nurses who are wanting a new challenge. You will be part of a dynamic and exciting team.

You will be part of a growing team where there will be numerous opportunities to develop your skills and training within the gynaecology department and to enable high standards of care to be delivered to our patients.

You will be responsible for the assessment and implementation of care for elective and emergency gynaecology patients

Main duties of the job

The post holder will participate in the delivery of high standards of care to patients and their families. In particular take responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of evidenced-based nursing care to a group of patients

You will participate in the management of the ward when required, ensuring smooth and efficient running in the absence of the Ward Manager or Senior Staff Nurse. They will take responsibility for their own self-development helping to provide a suitable learning environment and high standards of clinical practice. To recognise own limitations and seek advice and support from senior staff.

About us

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values






We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.

The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.

We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.

We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds.This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Actively contribute to setting and maintaining high standards of quality nursing care.

Work collaboratively and co-operatively with others to meet the needs of patients and their families/carers.

Be responsible for the assessment of care needs for your patients and the development of plansof care ensuring that these are evaluated and amended as appropriate.

Supporting patients who have undergone major ENT/ Max Fax Surgeries.

Actively maintain and promote a safe ward environment.

Undertake nursing procedures and techniques in accordance with agreed Trust policies and guidelines.

Plan, develop and implement approaches to promote health and wellbeing of patients and improve their health status.

Maintain an awareness of the developments in the care and treatment of patients in order to be able to carry out duties competently and efficiently.

Responsible for safe supply, storage, administration, checking and disposal of medications including controlled drugs in line with Trust Policy and Nursing Midwifery Council standards.

Document the condition and progress of patients and report to medical staff and/or senior nursing staff any areas of concern.

Maintain contemporary detailed nursing documentation.

Assisting and contributing to the management and organisation of a ward / clinical area.

Once competent in team management skills, takes charge of the clinical area on a regular basis inthe absence of the person who has continuing responsibility or his/her deputy.

Comply with all Trust policies and risk assessments with particular regard to the policies and procedures carried out in the event of maintaining staff and patient safety.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse
  • 12 months post reg experience


  • nursing degree
  • mentorship qualification



  • knowledge and experience of womens health


  • Surgical experience



  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational skills


  • Team working
  • Prioritise workload

Personal qualities


  • Able to work under pressure
  • Flexible


  • Good MDT working

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