Band 5 Registered Nurse - Cobham Clinic (Fixed Term)

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
This post is for a one year fixed term contract to cover secondment. We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic nurse to come and join our friendly and supportive Private General Surgical ward. Experience in general surgery more specifically Bariatric, Colorectal or Orthopaedic patient care would be advantageous, however we are able to offer teaching and support to nurses without this experience.

Cobham Clinic is a private surgical ward within a NHS hospital, and we deliver high quality care to a wide variety of specialities, including colorectal, bariatric, urology, orthopaedic and general surgeries. Alongside caring for surgical patients we run an outpatient service, where nursing staff are involved in pre-assessing private patients.

Here you can develop your practical skills in caring for surgical patients and you will enhance your knowledge within the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) programme for colorectal, bariatric, urology and orthopaedic procedures.

We require nurses who are compassionate, patient focused and strive to deliver the best possible patient care and who enjoy working as part of a busy, happy and friendly team.

Main duties of the job

Carries out a full range of registered nurse duties, including assessment, planning,implementation and evaluation of the patient's condition and care with support from thenurse in charge. Maintain the privacy and dignity of all patients.Works without direct supervision once key learning outcomes of the induction/ foundation or preceptorship programme have been completed.Documents incidents on Datix in real time and escalated these to nurse in charge and is area of trust risk management and how to raise concerns policiesIs able to prioritise nursing care, recognize deterioration in a patient's condition and alert senior staff immediately.Maintains accurate, contemporaneous and legible written records of care.Uses effective communication, written and verbal with all levels of staff including themultidisciplinary team, patients and relatives.Helps to achieve and maintain morale for both staff and patients.Adheres to the Trust's Uniform and dress code policy.Contribute to the learning environment conducive for nursing students and other staff intraining.Attend all Mandatory training and ensure that updates are booked in a timely fashion.Act as assessor/supervisor for trained and untrained staff once appropriate training has been given.

The postholder should NOT: undertake any task which has not been fully explained to him/her for which he/she does not feel competent or undertake.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide a high standard of nursing care by assessing,planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of patient care.

To work closely with the department / ward manager and multi-disciplinary team members in monitoring and maintaining policies, standards of nursing care, staff and service development with in the department / ward environment.

To carry out all relevant forms of care under supervision and when proficient demonstrate procedures of care supervise junior qualified and / or unqualified staff including student nurses whilst maintaining a safe working environment.

Please see detailed Job Description attached.

Person Specification



  • Current Acute Registered Nurse with the NMC
  • Degree in Nurse related specialty or working towards


  • Mentorship or teaching qualification



  • Experience of working in an acute hospital setting
  • Evidence of further education, training and on-going learning



  • Ability to use computers and software such as Word/Excel or the equivalent


  • Venepuncture
  • Cannulation
  • Competent in the administration of intravenous medication
  • Counselling or coaching skills

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS trust

Lewsey Road



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