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Staff Nurse

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Eden Ward cares for elective gynaecology and urology patients. It manages the pre-operative care of day/overnight patients. There is also an inpatient bed base looking after more major surgery, emergencies and some medical patients.

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 nurse who is dynamic, enthusiastic and be able to work well under pressure.

There are full and part time opportunities available working various shift patterns including weekends, nights and bank holidays.

For further information please contact Sister Jeffery, Ward Manager, Eden Ward on 01872 253163.

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

Ability 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

About us

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) is the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We serve a population of around 500,000 people - a figure that can increase significantly with

visitors during the busiest times of the year. We employ approximately 6,700 staff and have a budget of approximately �580 million.

We are a teaching hospital in partnership with the University of Exeter Medical School, University of Plymouth School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Peninsula Dental School.

The Knowledge Spa on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site is the base for medical and nursing as well as ongoing education for health professions in clinical and non-clinical roles.

Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we are continually developing our clinical services as well as our facilities and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care that can be offered locally. Allied to this is a growing reputation for research and innovation.

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 start planning discharges from admission, liaising with the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary.

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.

Assist with ongoing education and training of families

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

Person Specification

registered nurse


  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels


  • good computing and IT skills



  • A strong interest in promoting excellent healthcare
  • Mentorship or similar


  • Gynaecological/ Women's Health adult experience
  • Surgical nursing experience

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospital



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