Skip to main content

This job has expired

Experienced Staff Nurse - GI Unit

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year p.a inc. HCA
Closing date
28 May 2024

View more

Exciting opportunities have arisen within the GI Unit for enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic Registered Nurses who are able to deliver seamless care to our patients throughout their care pathway. The successful candidate will work alongside our nursing teams, with the support of the ward managers in ensuring the highest standard of care is delivered to all our specialist patients.

The successful candidates will enable the ward to deliver excellence in nursing, ensure patient experience is of the highest quality and aim to reduce length of stay. If you are a highly motivated nurse, interested in our ward and would like to work within a supportive and innovative team we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

What makes us different?
  • You will have a thorough induction with our in-house professional development nursing team. This will involve a personalised approach, centred on you, to develop the skills needed .
  • We have a staff Psychologist- all staff have the right to access support when they need it. We encourage time for reflective practice and set out allocated study days for this.
  • Most of all, we treat everyone with kindness, welcoming all staff from All cultures with different experiences, or from an existing organisation we recognise that it takes different skills to make an effective team.

Responsible for carrying out clinical practice within designated clinicalareas, ensuring that high quality, current evidence-based nursingassessment, care planning, implementation, interventions and evaluationsfor patients is provided from admission through to discharge.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK'sbest knownhospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton andHarefield- as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history ofhigh qualitycare, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. Weprovide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic healthsciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research'sbiomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

We have around 22,700 staff, making us one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and one of the biggest employers locally. We aim to reflect thediversity of the communities we serve and continue to develop new andexisting partnerships with local people, patients,neighbouring NHSorganisations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for carrying out clinical practice within designated clinical areas, ensuring that high quality, current evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, implementation, interventions and evaluations for patients is provided from admission through to discharge.
  • Will be responsible for the application of knowledge across the range of work procedures and practices, underpinned by theoretical knowledge and practical experience.
  • To act as advocate for patients within the area, to ensure a patientorientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards within the NHS Plan and other relevant guidelines.
  • To ensure that patients receive high quality clinical care and a goodpatient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and doctrines.
  • Recognise and avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individuals.
  • Will advise on the promotion of health and the prevention of illness.Recognise the significance of observations made, and use them todevelop and initiate nursing assessments and devise a plan of care.Carry out those activities necessary to conduct a comprehensiveassessment of a persons nursing requirements.
  • Will ensure that all patients will have a discharge plan that is safe andappropriate for their needs.
  • Carry out nursing procedures and treatments, checking on andmaintaining the highest possible standards.
  • Work alongside the multi-disciplinary team to ascertain treatments and advise on nursing priorities.
  • Take a clear and concise history from patients by assessing their health and well being and complete documentation ensuring that all entries are accurate and legible and that all information systems are maintained.
  • Undertake prescribed physical observations as follows: blood pressure,temperature, respirations, blood sugars, urinalysis, weight and height, and report exceptions appropriates.
  • Responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medicationincluding transfusion of blood and blood products

Please see attached detailed job description

Person Specification

Values & Behaviours


  • Values & Behaviours



  • Able to assess, plan, implement & evaluate programmes of care.
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues.
  • Knowledge of Evidence Based Practice.
  • Competent in basic life support.
  • Ability to administer prescribed medication including transfusion of blood and blood products.
  • Basic Computer Skills including ability to use Microsoft Word and Electronic Patient Records (EPR).
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.



  • RN1/ RN2/ RN12 or RN Child Registered Nurse on the NMC register. To hold the appropriate level for the area of speciality
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Relevant qualifications required or course to area



  • Experience of working on own and in a team.
  • Completion of preceptorship
  • Experiencing of coordinating a shift.


  • Previous experience in other nursing fields

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


St Thomas' Hospital



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert