Staff Nurse - Ward 17 - Gastroenterology

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust are looking for highly motivated qualified and newly qualified staff nurses to join our Gastroenterology ward (17) at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. The ward is a 24 mixed bedded unit that provides care for patients with Gastroenterology and General Medical conditions.

You will be joining a dedicated and enthusiastic nursing team who will help and support you whether you are starting out in your career or have years of experience under your belt.

Everyday within this role is different and offers the opportunity to deal with a variety of patient needs.

We are very proud of our high standard of care and our supportive and friendly environment. We are looking for forward thinking, motivated and professional nurses who are committed to providing a high standard of nursing care to our patients. The ability to work well under pressure and to rise to any challenge is a must. In return we will provide you with a supportive environment and help you to develop in your career.

Main duties of the job

As a team member, we can offer you the following:
  • 12 month preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses
  • Flexible working
  • Career Development
  • Working with a dedicated multidisciplinary team
  • NHS Pension Scheme

If you have the enthusiasm to learn about Gastroenterology nursing and are looking for a small but friendly team where you can learn from others and develop your knowledge, skill and competence come and talk to us so we can map out your journey with us.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, youll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?

Were committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.

As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.

Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge


  • Good communication skills, ability to speak and write clearly in English
  • Computer literate able to complete assessments and discharge letters etc
  • Knowledge of up to date nursing issues
  • Extended role skills needed for work area Eg (not exhaustive list) Male catheterisation Passing NG tubes Cannulation ECG PICC lines Hickman Lines Managing tracheotomies


  • Competency in IV drug administration. Infusion pump skills



  • Newly qualified RGN
  • Experience of teaching students, HCA's and qualified staff
  • Ability to work within a team and independently on own initiative
  • Able to co ordinate and manage team in ward sisters absence
  • Experience at holding unit bleep and managing HR issues in absence of head nurse/sister


  • Previous experience as shift/team leader
  • Previous experience in medical or gastroenterology

Education, Qualifications & Training


  • Good general education
  • Registered Nurse (General)


  • Mentorship and preceptor ship course.
  • First Line Management Course
  • Evidence of continued professional development Examples listed
  • Study Days relevant to area of work and extended roles see job description
  • Customer service or equivalent
  • Management of complaints
  • HR study days
  • Short Course in Gastroenterology

Special Circumstances


  • High self motivation plus ability to motivate others
  • Knowledge of Research based practice
  • Keyboard skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to work required shifts

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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