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Staff Nurse

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

If you are looking for an exciting challenge and want to be part of a great innovative team , then why not join the Gastroenterology and Liver Unit.

We are seeking applications from registered nurses who have the ability and determination to learn and to gain new skills /competencies and who are motivated to develop the highest standards of care and committed to continuous improvement and development. We have a Practice Educator in place to provide support and guidance to all our staff for training and development.

This is a full-time post role for 37.5 hrs per week and does include include nights and weekends.

Main duties of the job

To work as a skilled member of the nursing team.

To provide a high standard of compassionate patient centred care.

To lead and supervise the work of other qualified and unqualified staff within the team.

To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team.

To be able to take charge of the ward in the absence of senior nursing staff, as deemed appropriate by the Ward Sister / Charge Nurse or Clinical Matron.

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of �380 million and 750 beds. We work with health and social care organisations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide the highest standard of evidence based / research informed nursing care for all patients.

To plan, assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care.

To supervise and support members of the ward team to ensure that all patients receive the appropriate care.

To maintain a compassionate, caring and safe environment for all.

To act as an advocate for the patients and their families and or carers, providing them with information and support and directing them to the relevant support services where appropriate.

To plan effective discharge from admission, liaising with the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary.

To develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide research informed, evidence based nursing care. This includes expanded role responsibilities, following appropriate competency based training.

To be competent and compliant in the administration of medicines in line with Trust policy.

To use electronic patient systems i.e. PAS in accordance with Trust policy and procedure.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  • Level 1 Registered Nurse with valid NMC registration / students pending registration
  • Commitment to obtain assessing / mentoring qualification
  • A minimum of six months experience in an acute Trust within the last twelve months (this can include student placement)


  • Evidence of professional portfolio
  • Assessing & Mentoring qualification



  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and evaluate nursing care in accordance with NMC Principles

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