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Nurse Band 5

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 per annum pro rata inc HCAS
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Hascombe Ward is a 23 bedded ward and paediatric assessment/ambulatory unit. We care for children and young people under many different specialities including general paediatrics/medicine, ENT, maxillo-facial, ophthalmology, general surgery and orthopaedics.

We are a designated level 2 Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Unit (POSCU) providing shared care to children and young people from the surrounding area.

The ward is supported by a range of nurse specialists including oncology, mental health, learning disability, epilepsy, diabetes, and we have a dedicated paediatric practice development nurse.

We are looking for Band 5 staff nurses, both experienced and newly qualified, to join our friendly and supportive team. The trust runs a robust 12 month preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses, our team on the ward will support you through this, enabling you to consolidate your skills. Experienced nurses can look forward to working in a caring and supportive team looking after a diverse variety of patients which will enhance your skills, and enable you to gain new ones. There are frequent opportunities for learning both on site and externally and the team are keen to support your ongoing development.

If you would like to visit the ward informally please contact Susan Winney, Ward Manager/Senior Sister on 01483 571122 ext 4764/4071.

Main duties of the job

To work as an accountable, registered nurse acting in the best interests of your patients at all times in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct. To be responsible for patient assessment, planning and implementing the delivery of safe, compassionate and evidence based care, and evaluating it's effectiveness. To work with in the multi-disciplinary team, including assisting in the education of learners. As a Trust employee, to act with integrity and uphold the Trust values and the NMC Code of Conduct.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a high standard of holistic care to children and young people in your care, and their families/carers. To work with in the multi-disciplinary team, helping to assess, implement and evaluate evidence-based care. To contribute towards and participate in the ongoing improvement of the service. To help to maintain a suitable environment for the ongoing development of all staff, and participate in training to keep yourself up to date. As a band 5 Staff Nurse, you will work towards taking charge of the ward in the absence of the Senior Sister or their deputies on a shift, supervising other members of staff.

Person Specification



  • Registered Children's Nurse (Part 1 of NMC register) - or equivalent
  • Evidence of on-going dynamic continuing professional development


  • Possession of a relevant degree or in process of attaining
  • Assessing and mentoring qualification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Understanding of professional and current issues in children's nursing
  • Recent paediatric nursing experience
  • Effective time management
  • Understanding of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk and quality issues
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a Multidisciplinary team


  • Experience of handling clinical incidents and complaints

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey County Hospital



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