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St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year pa. Inclusive of HCAS (Inner)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Do you have an interest in making a difference in caring for major trauma and orthopaedic patients? Do you have great communication skills, excellent organisational skills, and the ability to work well within a team? If- yes, then come and join our supportive and friendly team on the newly refurbished major trauma ward. We are looking for band 5 staff nurses who appreciate the challenge and reward of working in a fast-paced environment in which we provide life-saving care.

As a newly refurbished major trauma ward we are looking for staff who have a keen interest in the speciality and where possible 12months experience within an acute healthcare setting. Previously home to channel 4's '24hours in A&E', Holdsworth will be the main ward receiving acute patients who have suffered from major trauma events, life threatening/ changing injuries. St George's is also a specialist centre where we care for complex hip/knees, pelvis and acetabular problems. There is a wide range of orthopaedic problems cared for on Holdsworth. We are looking for nurses who want to become part of a vibrant team, contribute to a positive & supportive work environment and live our values.

You will become a valued part of our multi-disciplinary team. Our nurses focus on developing their skills and confidence to work independently while improving their knowledge of the speciality to provide high quality, evidence-based care & advice to patients in a compassionate manner.

Main duties of the job

Our Major trauma ward provides acute and elective services to St Georges Hospitals and to an extensive tertiary network. Gunning Ward ward is a dynamic and high acuity, 22 bedded general surgery ward. Our primary focus is major trauma, intensive care step downs, elective hips, knees, and pelvis acetabular problems.

You will be part of the team that looks after patients on arrival from the emergency department and throughout their surgical journey until they are discharged/ transferred.

The successful candidate must be flexible and on occasion assist in providing cover for other wards. All our nurses are expected to maintain excellent standards in line with the Trust's policies & procedures with support from the senior nursing team. You will be expected to role model and support and encourage student nurses & junior staff as St Georges' is a teaching hospital.

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

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.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing and our staff recognition scheme. We encourage staff to make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, on-site nursery, St Georges arts club and choir among others.

The role is for a full-time position, and you would be expected to work a variety of shifts including nights & weekends. However, we understand that everyone has a life outside the hospital! On Gray ward we strive for a flexible approach to rostering to ensure a good work-life balance for all our staffs wellbeing, including forward rotation of shifts, sufficient rest periods after nights and 5 shift requests a month in addition to your annual leave entitlement.

Holdsworth ward is the perfect department to upskill as you're guaranteed opportunities to learn and develop. Whether its leadership or specialist skills; your career goals are important to us. We want to support you to develop the career that's right for you. We offer strong support networks for preceptorship, mentorship, and continued professional development coordinated by our ward manager & practice educator. You will have a comprehensive induction and orientation and will continue your learning with study days as well as simulation training. There are further university accredited courses available too. Our senior nursing team have a wealth of knowledge & experience to support you and we work alongside clinical nurse specialists daily. We want to ensure you get the very best from your career with us.

Person Specification

Professional Registration


  • NMC Pin


  • Practice Supervisor/Assessor Course



  • Relevant Experience as a Staff Nurse


  • 6-12months Experience in Surgical Area

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Staff Nurse-Gunning Ward

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