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Registered Nurse - Surgery Outpatients

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
The Surgical Outpatient Department delivers a high standard of patient care, minor procedures and interventions. The specialties included are General Surgery, Colorectal, Breast, Vascular, Upper GI and Urology. We see patients from initial consultation through consultations ahead of treatment and follow up appointments after discharge.

The Breast services have one stop clinics where patients have on the day imaging and diagnosis working alongside the Breast Care Nurses and Breast Imaging department to provide a holistic service.

The variety of Urology clinics include a One Stop Service for all new patients where investigations and minor procedures are carried out in the clinics and patients are given a diagnosis and plan of care on the day where required and are seen by the Uro-Oncology team.

In the vascular clinics we undertake simple to complex dressings and wound management, implementing plans of care with the vascular specialist team, podiatrist and patient. Encouraging the patient to be involved in their own care pathway is upmost to the service we offer. We are also now providing a Radio-frequency ablation service for patients in the out-patient setting.

Interview Date: 18th June 2024.

Main duties of the job

Work with all members of the Ward/Department clinical team within the multi-disciplinary framework. Maintain a high standard of patient care under the direction of the Ward/Department Sister/Charge Nurse.

Act as a leader in the clinical area, in the absence of a more senior member of staff. To work in accordance with the principles set out by the Nursing/Midwifery professional bodies and Trust Policies.

Support leaners and junior colleagues, developing learning opportunities where able for both staff, learners and patients.

To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

The following skills and experience will be required and are essential for the successful candidates:
  • Ensure practice is in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and work within limits of competence.
  • To have successfully completed the Trusts preceptorship programme.
  • Maintain a high standard of nursing care applying evidence-based practice.
  • Carry out assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care without supervision.
  • Carry out the daily personal care of patients.
  • Maintain accurate records of all care given.
  • Update patient administration systems e.g. PAS to ensure real time data collection and confidentiality.
  • To effectively use information technology for the benefit of patient care in accordance with the Trusts Cyber Code of Conduct.
  • To maintain confidentiality of information (written, verbal, electronic), whilst being aware of the Freedom for Information Act.
  • To promptly and effectively communicate relevant changes in patient status to the multi-disciplinary team. To manage the ward/department environment and staffing in the absence of a senior member of staff.
  • To take responsibility for bed management in the absence of a more senior member of staff.
  • Effectively assess and delegate workload according to staff competencies in order to meet patient needs.

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register
  • Mentorship preparation programme (or required to complete once in post) if applicable to clinical area
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development and maintenance of a Personal, Professional Profile



  • Competency in clinical skills including enhanced practice relevant to the level of experience and clinical area

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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