Band 5 Registered Nurse - Outpatients

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Outpatients Department at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital. This is a busy department which includes rotation among all areas of Outpatients including:-

Surgery, Medicine, Gynaecology, ENT, Rheumatology, Bariatrics, Breast, Oncology, vascular & plastics

The Outpatients Department also covers Zone T (Travelodge) which is off site and requires a 5 minute walk from the main hospital site.

Saturday clinics are also covered within the weekly hours, as well as the potential for some late finishes, as required.

You would be joining a very busy department and team, however full support is given to all new staff and we look forward to welcoming you.

We are a team of 40 staff which includes Matron, Senior Sister, Staff nurses, Nursing Associates and HCAs. We also have student nurses, Trainee Nursing Associates and student Paramedics that will need supervision and training.

The Trust works on THRIVE values and is very supportive of providing extra training, appraisals, 1-1s and full Occupational Health Support

Main duties of the job

Assisting in clinics and performing tasks such as micro suction, dressings, botox, biopsies, admission of patients from clinics, assisting patients waiting for hospital transport, dealing with any emergencies that arise in clinic, support the Sisters (B6s) with the delivery of care to all patients, as well as the management of junior staff with appraisals and 1-1s.

Support the Senior sister and Matron with the delivery of quality care and work within the THRIVE values of the Trust

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The B5 is responsible for being able to independently set up and run clinics to which they are assigned, as well as supporting junior staff. The B5 will have responsibility of dealing with any Drs concerns during clinic and escalating, where necessary to the Sister/Senior Sister or Matron.

please see attached Job description

Person Specification



  • Current Acute Registered Nurse with the NMC Degree in Nurse related specialty or working towards


  • Mentorship or teaching qualification



  • Experience of working in an acute hospital setting
  • Evidence of further education, training and on-going learning



  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise own workload in a stressful environment


  • Evidence of continued professional practice

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey Road



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