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Secondment EGAU Nurse Specialist - Peterborough

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
Are you passionate about Women's Health?

The Early Pregnancy and Emergency Gynaecology Assessment Unit (EPAU/EGAU) have an exciting opportunity for an experienced gynaecology nurse to move forward into a band 6 position to cover maternity leave for 12 months.

The post holder will be required to cover a 7 day a week flexible shift pattern including weekends and bank holidays.

Please be aware, at present the unit working hours are Monday-Friday 0800-1800 and weekends and bank holidays 0800-12.00. However, these working hours may change in the future to improve the service.

Your base will be within EPAU/EGAU at Peterborough City Hospital, but all staff are asked to support services in other departments and at other Trust sites as needed.

*** Please note we are only able to accept applications from those with a live NMC registration or UK nursing students awaiting their PIN as we are unable to support OSCE at this time***

Main duties of the job

We are a friendly team of nurses, HCAs, sonographers, consultants/doctors, administrative staff and counsellors , providing a high standard of individualised patient care to ladies in early pregnancy and with emergency gynaecology related concerns.

We are looking for a dynamic and band 6 registered nurse who is a great communicator, non-judgemental, passionate about women's health and can work using their own initiative.

The termination of pregnancy service runs from this area, so staff should be pro-choice.

It would also be preferable that you have previous experience working in gynaecology and/ or pre-assessment.

The 12 months' secondment position will allow you to build up your specialist skills as well as develop your management and leadership skills.

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to you

27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff) NHS Pension Scheme:Flexible working opportunities Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays Career development and training Wellbeing support and activities In-house physiotherapy Service On-site canteens with subsidised meals Subsidised staff parking (currently free).Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • All women coming into the Unit, have the potential to need urgent intervention, or have a life-threatening condition. You will need to recognise emergencies in the speciality and take action, as well as lead others to do the same
  • EGAU incorporates patients with:- emergency gynaecology problems- pregnancy related problems under 16 weeks gestation including a telephone triage service and hyperemesis out-patient service- unplanned pregnancy considering termination of pregnancy (including contraception, sexual health and HIV testing)
  • Work as a specialist practitioner to ensure the service is planned, monitored, delivered and evaluated in accordance with evidence based practice
  • Provide clinical leadership and be responsible for the Unit, in the absence of the Lead Nurse. This includes taking charge of the Unit, co-ordinating, delegating and then continually re-assessing the workload and priorities of each section of the department, whilst supporting/managing the junior clinical and administrative staff
  • Work together with the Lead Nurse and AGM in developing and implementing the operational business plans for EGAU

Please see the attached job description and personal specification for more information.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse
  • Evidence of recent professional development


  • Appropriate teaching qualification



  • Proven clinical experience working within gynaecology service
  • Experience in implementing clinical pathways for emergency gynaecology patients
  • Experience as a senior nurse and of managing clinical teams and clinical risk
  • Experience of developing new services/policies/new ways of working
  • Breaking Bad news/bereavement
  • Up to date contraception training and certificates (including fitting contraceptive implants)



  • Knowledge of Abortion Act and the law relating to the act
  • Knowledge of National and local initiatives/standards relating to gynaecology such as NICE
  • Knowledge and experience of audit in clinical practice

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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