Surgical Staff Nurse

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We currently have vacancies at Chelsea and Westminster Foundation Trust at our Chelsea and West Middlesex sites for proactive and innovative nurses to join our friendly and dedicated teams. We have a range of exciting Band 5 opportunities across site to gain and develop experience within a range of specialties including:

Chelsea hospital site

Surgical department

Lord Wigram Ward

Our trauma and orthopaedic ward which provides a range and variety of different types of orthopaedic emergency surgery. It is an exciting, dynamic and well supported environment to work in.

St Mary Abbots ward

A 28 bedded surgical ward that looks after a range of emergency surgery patients across a wide range of specialities including general surgery, colorectal, urology and plastics. It is an exciting fast paced, well supported and dynamic environment to work with.

David Evans Ward

David Evans ward looks after elective surgical patients post-operatively. We look after different specialties patients that have had Orthopaedic, General Surgical, Plastics & Urological procedures.

Main duties of the job

Provide high quality clinical care to patients, in line with the Trust values and in accordance with professional regulations.

Work in line with Trust policies, objectives, protocols and local guidelines, whilst also being aware of the importance of their role in supporting members of the team, and always adhering to the Trust values, and in accordance with NMC regulations.

Work autonomously and with others to always deliver high standards of care to patients and their carers, autonomously and as part of a team.

Communicate in line with Trust values, to patients, carers and staff at all times.

Take every opportunity to continue to develop, practice and expand their own general and specialist nursing skills.

Maintain high standards of professional and ethical responsibility, and accountability and be aware of the medico-legal aspects of nursing, in line with professional, regulating and local guidance.

About us

We provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.

We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the safest and best performing Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff say they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

In 2020 Trust was rated by the Care Quality Commission as Outstanding in the well-led and use of resources domains and Good in the safe, effective, caring, and responsive domains. The Trust as a whole was Good, but the Chelsea site was Outstanding.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around �10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending �25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children's unit at West Middlesex - in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care through appropriate frameworks, including safe effective arrangements for discharge, underpinned by Trust values.
  • Assist members of the team in the co-ordination of the clinical activitie
  • Use clinical standards to participate in the process of monitoring the quality of care delivered.
  • Act to ensure that nursing practice is of the highest standard, in line with Trust and CQC standards
  • Supply and/or administer medication safely in line with Trust medicines policy
  • Assess and support patients with adherence and understanding of their medication, advise on the promotion of health and prevention of illness
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the education of the patient and their significant others
  • Assist with the evaluation of care and initiate any action required, for example liaising with the multidisciplinary team of doctors as appropriate
  • Review the effectiveness of the nursing care provided and initiate any action that may be required
  • Undertake any reasonable and relevant clinical or non-clinical functions commensurate with their banding
  • Recognise and act on situations that may be detrimental to the health and well-being of the Individual.
  • Co-ordinate and support other members of the caring team who may be responsible for implementing specific aspects of nursing care
  • Investigate and report accidents, incidents and losses and provide initial support for the member of staff or patient involved, in line with Trust policy
  • Take on extra duties/responsibilities as delegated and agreed by the department/ ward manager or senior staff nurse, within their capability / limitations

Person Specification



  • Degree / Diploma
  • Registered Nurse on NMC registers


  • Mentorship/Teaching/assessing course
  • Post qualification in relevant speciality



  • Post registration experience working in an acute hospital setting
  • Proven clinical experience in relevant area
  • Experience with acutely ill patients


  • General management skills



  • Proven clinical skills in relevant area
  • Knowledge of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct

Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust



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