Registered Nurse - Surgical Receiving Unit

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023
Job summary

As a Registered Nurse with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, you will be working together as part of a multidisciplinary, professional team to assess care needs, and develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care.

We are looking for a motivated Band 5 who has a wealth of surgical knowledge and who is looking to contribute to improving patients' journeys.

Main duties of the job

  • The role of the Band 5 Nurse on SRU is to ensure that patients are welcomed and managed in a safe and timely manner, receive the tests and scan that they require and move through the hospital to an appropriate location. The nurse will also ensure that the team are supported throughout the shift and will manage any issues or concerns as they arise.
  • SRU is a friendly and supportive place to work with a very fast pace due to taking emergency admissions and having many patients pass through the unit 7 days a week. We are looking for an experienced Band 5 Registered Nurse to join the team, who has an interest in emergency general surgery.
  • The shifts are days, twilights and nights and you will be expected to work a mixture. A passion for the delivery of high-quality care is essential for supporting the patients who pass through the unit. As a Band 5 registered nurse you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills . You will need the ability to manage the clinical area efficiently and effectively. You will show an understanding of the role and how you can effectively look after after acutely unwell patients.
  • The ability to contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of local objectives and action plans is essential. An ability to make decisions quickly and perform well under pressure is an essential part of the role

About us

The Surgical Receiving Unit (SRU) receives patients for assessment from GP practices, the Emergency Department, Consultant clinic and other primary care settings.

Our staff are committed to providing high standards of individualised care for the people who use our services, whilst maintaining their privacy and dignity at all times.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide range of colleagues across all levels from other disciplines, both within and outside the Trust.

Promoting positive and effective links of communication with patients, their carers and visitors. Demonstrate a high standard of clinical practice ensuring personal professional development. Maintaining an awareness of research findings and developments in professional practice.

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.

Person Specification



  • NMC registered
  • Proven relevant experience at Band 5
  • Evidence of continual professional development


  • Urgent care knowledge and experience

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