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Senior Staff Nurse (Day Surgery Unit - West Berks Community Hospital)

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
5 Dec 2023
Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse (Day Surgery Unit)

PLEASE NOTE: This post is based at West Berkshire Community Hospital (WBCH), Benham Hill, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 3AS.

An opportunity has arisen for dynamic and enthusiastic Senior Staff Nurse with an ambition to succeed, and have the willingness and ability to work with the whole team in support of the ward manager.

The West Berkshire Day Surgery Unit is committed to delivering a high quality patient-focused service.

We are a well-equipped and modern department specializing in a wide range of surgical and diagnostic procedures.

We are a JAG accredited unit and undertake bowel cancer screening as part of the National Screening Programme.

The unit is open Monday to Friday 08:00 to 18:00.

Main duties of the job

The post would suit a nurse who is keen to develop their professional profile someone who recognizes opportunities for improvements and is a motivator to drive forward changes within the department.

A nurse keen to develop their management skills, has excellent communication and interpersonal skills and is motivated to develop skills and training appropriate to the role.

The Day Surgery unit consist of a multidisciplinary team and we encourage all our staff to develop their clinical, managerial and leadership skills in a positive learning environment.

We are a very busy, expanding unit - you will need to be reliable and flexible to meet the needs of the unit.

About us

The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest District General Hospitals in the country. The hospital achieved Foundation Trust status on 1st June 2006. It was the first Foundation Trust in the South Central Strategic Health Authority.

The Trust has a successful track record of delivering high quality acute medical and surgical services for 500,000 patients across West Berkshire, an area extending from Newbury in the west to Henley-on-Thames in the east, and including Wokingham and parts of Hampshire to the south and parts of Oxfordshire to the north. The Trust is Reading's biggest employer.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Our values:Compassionate,Aspirational,Resourceful,Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as a skilled practitioner and is responsible for the delivery of patient-focused programmes of care, which address the complex and changing health and well-being needs of the client group in their clinical area.

To ensure the smooth running of the ward / department in the absence of the Ward Sister/ Charge Nurse, and provide clinical and managerial leadership to nursing and support staff.

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Mentorship Qualification
  • Evidence of Leadership, management and speciality development



  • Experience in mentoring/ facilitation/ teaching/ assessing/ coaching
  • Experience of leadership/ management and speciality development


  • Recent clinical experience in speciality area

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


West Berkshire Community Hospital

Benham Hill


RG18 3AS

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