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Staff Nurse Outpatients

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional Registrant to join a team of dedicated professionals in the busy expanding Glenfield Outpatients Department.

At the Glenfield Hospital outpatients we host and support a variety of specialties including Respiratory, Cardiology, Vascular, Oncology, Breast Care, Orthopaedics and NCSEM at Loughborough University.

Outpatients is a friendly, progressive and encouraging working environment, within very pleasant surroundings. The focus of all our effort is to continually enhance patient care delivery whilst supporting the multi-disciplinary specialties that use our services.

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic, compassionate, motivated and caring Nurse to join our friendly, forward thinking team.You will be expected to maintain high standards of care with compassion and commitment.

You will need to effectively engage with your patients, peer groups, and service users in all elements of the role, leading by example and promoting a supportive and caring culture. This will require an inclusive, transparent, open approach to your role, whereby you are accountable to others and to go that extra mile when required.You will be passionate, creating a culture of continuous improvement, where patient welfare is at the heart of all you do.We will offer excellent working conditions and a supportive culture promoting Continuous Professional Development.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of evidenced-based nursing care to a group of patients.
  • Actively contribute to setting and maintaining high standards of quality nursing care.
  • Act as a clinical and professional role model, assessing and supporting students and learners on placement within the clinical area.
  • This role can involve frequent walking and standing for long periods of time. The post holder must have the physical capability to use manual handling equipment i.e. hoists, trolleys and wheelchairs.

You may be required to work in other designated locations of the Trust as well as your primary base. In particular, flexibility is required across four areas including Leicester Royal Infirmary, Glenfield Hospital, Loughborough NCSEM and Leicester General Hospital .If your initial location is one of these sites excess travel reimbursement would not apply for a permanent or temporary change of base.

NMC registration is essential.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Required to act independently, following policies and procedures and adhering to pre-set standards, escalating issues to the Senior Nursing staff where necessary.
  • Take responsibility for the care needs of individual and groups of patients.
  • Carry out duties consistent with individual patient wishes, maintaining privacy, dignity, have an understanding of the Department of Health guidance for same sex awareness and recognising cultural diversity and needs.
  • Collect, collate and fully accurately report patient information, maintaining accurate complete and up to date nursing records.
  • Recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations.
  • Post holder will be expected to attend regular departmental team meetings. These will be held in the outpatient departments across UHL.
  • To perform the necessary clinical procedures, e.g. wound dressings, bandaging, appropriate to the clinical specialty, following training and competency assessment as required, throughout the Outpatients Department.
  • To manage specific outpatients clinic areas on a daily basis including taking charge as designated.
  • To act as mentor and supervisor for Student Nurses.
  • To act as link nurse for various specialist areas, i.e. Infection prevention, Tissue Viability, Older peoples Champion etc. as designated.
  • Administration of medication within the department in line with Trust Policy.
  • To participate in the provision of nursing and clinical support to specialists clinics throughout the Outpatients Department, e.g. following the appropriate training and competency assessment.
  • To participate in the supervision of other staff groups (i.e. bands 1-4) in the performance of their individual roles and duties.
  • To participate in the counselling of patients as required following diagnoses and/or bad news.
  • To assist in maintaining a safe environment for staff, patients and visitors reporting any accidents or potential hazards to the nurse in charge.
  • To participate in the provision of comfort measures for patients including the collection of snack boxes, provision of fresh drinking water and preparation of hot and cold drinks as required.
  • To contribute to effective communication within the multi-disciplinary team, receiving regular team updates and information for the effective day to day running of the department.
  • To be responsible for the daily checking of the Blood Glucose monitors according to the manufacturers instructions and recording these checks in the appropriate book.
  • To be responsible for the daily checking of oxygen levels and suction pumps and recording in the appropriate emergency equipment checklists.
  • To take the lead responsibility for the department on occasions.
  • To complete appraisals for staff.

Please see attached job description for more information.

Person Specification



  • Band 5
  • NMC Registration



  • Adult Staff Nurse


  • Proven post registration experience



  • Previous outpatient experience

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Glenfield Hospital

Groby Road



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