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Outpatients and Day Theatre Staff Nurse

Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS Trust
Depending on experience pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Gainsborough Outpatient and Day Theatre team for an enthusiastic, highly motivated experienced individuals with excellent communication skills to join our professional friendly team as a Band 5 staff nurse who will work across all areas of our service.

Our Outpatients and Surgical Day services department currently facilitates over 20 multi-specialty clinics, including Phlebotomy, Surgery, Medicine, Urology, Vascular, Ophthalmology, Gynaecology and orthopaedics. The Outpatients Department provides both Consultant led and nurse led clinics while the day theatres offers minor surgical and diagnostic procedures under local anaesthetic.

We have a well-equipped outpatient department consisting of several consultation rooms and an Operating Theatre, consisting on a theatre suite with a 5 bedded day unit and pre assessment room.

Currently, clinics are held Monday to Saturday, but the services have potential to expand to be running Sundays and Bank Holidays in the future. Therefore, the successful candidate must be prepared to work Weekends and Bank Holidays as required by the service and be able to work hours flexibly to meet needs of the service.

Main duties of the job

As a band 5 you will be expected to work within all areas of the department assisting and managing staff as appropriate.

You will supervise outpatient clinics as well as participate in the assessment and diagnosis of patients in some disciplines.

Within the theatres duties will include pre assessment of surgical patients, management of the ward and discharge of patients and full duties within the theatre suite including head end circulation nurse and scrub nurse (training provided as necessary).

John Coupland Hospital is a small community hospital based in Gainsborough a small town north of Lincoln.

We are a small well motivated and focused team ranging from HCSW band 2 to Clinical Team Lead band 7. We all participate in all aspects of the job and work across all areas.

Staff are well skilled and much of the training that is required is delivered within the area by members of the team.You will also be expected to be able to or train to take blood and give IV medication.

About us

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust is in the top 25 per cent of all community trusts for overall staff engagement in the 2021 NHS National Staff Survey.

At LCHS, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in LCHS' workforce.

LCHS recognises the increasing demand for more flexibility in working practices in order to accommodate the personal goals and commitments that employees experience at different stages during their working lives. Flexible working opportunities such as part-time working, compressed hours, job shares, and hybrid working models can help staff to balance their personal and work commitments. Arrangements can be put in place if it can be shown that the needs of the individual can be balanced with those of the service and the impact on other team members, enabling the Trust to recruit and retain skilled staff, raise staff morale, reduce absenteeism and respond to changing service needs more effectively.

We are an ambassador of a learning culture that will support the right individual to progress in their chosen career through an 'earn while you learn' apprenticeship programme. Visit our Learning and Development page to find out more

Job description

Job responsibilities

As stated in job description the role is based within outpatients and day theatre department. Your role will entail you to work across all areas providing patient focused care to individuals who attend for either an outpatient appointment or theatre procedure.

Your responsibilities will including management of staff, department and clinics under the supervision of the deputy clinical team lead and clinical team lead.

Person Specification

Written and verbal


  • NMC registered
  • Experience of working in a NHS setting
  • Familiar with day surgery/theatre environment
  • Up to date clinical skills relevant to area
  • excellent communication skills
  • Scrub nurse experience or able to undertake training within the probational period of 6 months


  • Extended skills phlebotomy and/or ILS
  • Mentor

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS Trust


John Coupland Hospital

Ropery Road


DN21 2TJ

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