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Staff Nurse

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Staff Nurse - Wheal Coates (Kynance)

This is your chance to be part of an amazing nursing team - where patient care is at the centre of everything we do.

Do you want to make a difference to each patient's experience of the NHS as they proceed through their journey for planned elective surgery?

Wheal Coates at the Royal Cornwall Hospital is recruiting now and we want you!

Wheal Coates is mixed specialty surgical ward caring for patients through their elective and emergency pathway journey. We provide care for planned surgery which includes Inpatients and Day-cases across many specialties, for example Max-Fax, ENT, Ophthalmology, Oral and Vascular, we also care for emergency and medical patients too.

If you want to gain a huge amount of cross specialty surgical care, whilst working with a fantastic supportive team, where autonomous nursing practice and learning is central to everything we do, then come and join our expanding team and assist us to ensure positive patient outcomes from positive and motivated staff.

It is not essential to have worked within Surgery to apply for this position as we would welcome all Registered Nurses as we are committed to going the extra mile for you, as you would for our patients. We work together to create a positive team spirit, recognising achievements and celebrating success. We know that happy patients start with happy staff.

This is a full time permanent role for 37.5 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

If you are looking for professional and personal development then we will support you to achieve this. There is a clear development structure in place, which includes senior ward level nursing as well as Clinical Nurse specialists within the Surgical specialty. We also offer simulation training at the point of care, enabling staff to practice and develop acute clinical skills whilst learning about the real values of good teamwork.

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of �380 million and 750 beds. We work with health and social care organisations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side.

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification



  • Level 1 Registered Nurse with valid NMC registration / students pending registration
  • Commitment to obtain assessing / mentoring qualification


  • Evidence of professional portfolio
  • Basic computer skills



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills



  • Previous experience in an acute Trust within the last twelve months (this can include student placemen



  • Understanding of evidence based practice to enhance care

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust



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