Staff Nurse

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Gynaecology Outpatients cares for patients undergoing a variety of procedures eg. colposcopy, hysteroscopy, emergencies and early pregnancy along with pre- operative and post -operative reviews.

We treat our patients with a multi-professional approach, ensuring that their dignity is at the forefront of the care we provide. We are looking for a registered nurse who is dynamic, enthusiastic and be able to work well under pressure.

Main duties of the job

To work as a skilled member of the nursing team, to provide a high standard of holistic family centred care to the patients.

To promote patient centred care and establish good relationships with patients and their families or carers.

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.

To assist in colposcopy and hysteroscopy procedures, leading the clinic to ensure smooth running ensure that all equipment is available and notes prepared.

To support and work alongside junior staff.

About us

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide the highest standard of nursing care for the patients

To plan, assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care and to supervise other staff in this activity.

To ensure an ongoing welcoming, caring and safe environment is provided

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 assist in clinical procedures in colposcopy and hysteroscopy setting departments and ensure clinic running effectively

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

To be competent in the administration of medication

To ensure clinical practice is evidence based or peer reviewed best practice.

To use the Patient Administration System (PAS) in accordance with Trust policy and procedure.

For full details, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration


  • Assessing & mentoring qualification
  • NVQ Assessors course
  • Degree qualification or in the process of obtaining



  • Significant post registration experience


  • Mentor qualification



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Previous gynaecological experience

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust



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