Staff Nurse

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per Annum pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Saturn ward, is a busy 36 bed unit specialising in Gastroenterology and General Medicine. We work very closely with the endoscopy unit, IBD specialist nurse's and our liver specialist nurse here at the hospital. We have many learning opportunities available given the nature of the patients we receive here on the ward and is therefore ideal for both newly qualified nurses and experienced nurses.

We provide acute care for the Great Western Hospital, run adult community services across Swindon and manage primary care practices in Swindon, providing care for 30,000 patients.

Our 5,600 staff have 1.2m patient contacts a year, with 13,000 operations carried out in our Theatres, around 4,000 babies born, and our emergency attendances are now well over 100,000 per year.

Those numbers only tell part of our story about what an exciting time it is to join Great Western Hospitals.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced staff nurse who would like the development opportunity to become a senior member of our nursing team. You will need to be dynamic, compassionate and able to safely run the ward in the absence of other senior nurses.

Your personal passion for quality care and exceptional interpersonal skills will inspire and motivate your team. In return we will offer you the opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and give our commitment to your professional development with coaching, clinical supervision and role modelling from existing senior nurses.

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act andthe way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.
  • Service We will put our patients first
  • Teamwork We will work together
  • Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service
  • Respect We will act with integrity

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of high quality care to a defined patient group either within the acute hospital or community based setting. They are responsible for the assessment, planning, deliveryand evaluation of evidence based individualised patient care within the boundaries of their role.

Please see attached Job description

Person Specification



  • Current/live registration with the Nursing Midwifery Council.


  • Diploma/Degree qualification.
  • Teaching/Assessor Qualification e.g. ENB 998 or equivalent.
  • Qualification or experience in teaching and assessing.
  • Leadership qualification



  • Recent experience nursing patients in an acute / community setting or recently completed a Return to Nursing course.
  • Able to demonstrate effective consolidation of nursing knowledge and practice after qualification and Preceptorship.
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Experience within a range of patient/client care groups.

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