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Registered Nurse - SAU

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT
King's Lynn
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy working at the forefront of patient care? Are you passionate about surgical nursing and want to make a real difference in patients' lives? Then our Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU) is the place for you!

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Registered Nurse to join our dynamic team in SAU. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills in a supportive and collaborative environment, working alongside our experienced nurses, surgeons and other healthcare professionals.

SAU is crucial to the patients journey and plays a vital role in ensuring timely and effective surgical care for patients. We receive referrals from various sources, including the Emergency Department, GP surgeries and outpatient clinics. Patients present with a wide range of surgical conditions across various specialties, such as general surgery, urology, gynaecology, and more.

Main duties of the job

Your role will involve assisting in the delivery of a patient-centred, clinically effective, and dynamic service from the patient's initial assessment, admission and discharge. To do this you need to you be caring, compassionate, forward thinking, well organised and have a positive attitude towards flexibility and change.

At the forefront of our leadership vision lies a commitment to fostering a dynamic and innovative SAU team. Our goal is to be a gold standard unit, delivering the highest quality emergency frontline surgical care to every patient. We're a team that thrives on continuous improvement, and your ideas are crucial to our success. Join us and be part of the positive change that shapes the future of our unit!

We will give you the opportunity to develop your skills in order to create new processes that support the unit's vision. You will need excellent communication skills and require the ability to work autonomously under pressure in this very busy department. As SAU is a 24 hour service you will be expected to work days, nights and weekends.

You should be able to demonstrate a desire for personal and professional development and will be supported by the SAU sisters and the practice development team to meet your individual learning needs and your on-going continuing professional development for which there are many opportunities.

If you are a passionate and motivated nurse who is looking for a new challenge, we encourage you to apply. Any visits are welcome!

About us

There's never been a more exciting time to join TeamQEH. We're working on a once in a generation opportunity to build a new state-of-the-art hospital to open in 2030 and we are also carrying out on one of the biggest pieces of digital transformation work we've ever undertaken.

Our new electronic patient record (EPR) will replace paper-based patient records from 2026 and will lead to better, safer, joined-up care at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and beyond.

At The QEH we provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based services to around 331,000 people across west and north Norfolk, North Cambs and South Lincs.

We are an ambitious organisation that upholds our values of kindness, wellness and fairness. We strive for continuous quality improvement, recently demonstrated in our 2024 CQC maternity inspection rating our services as 'Good', and we are proud to be a place to learn and grow through recognised learning and apprenticeships.

We recognise and reward our 4,000 staff and volunteers, priding ourselves on a community atmosphere and positive team spirit. We have approx. 530 beds across 33 wards and have newly built education and training facilities, a range of modern award-winning centres alongside a talented team of people ready to give you a warm welcome. We love working here and think you will too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This vacancy is for Registered Nurses with full NMC registration in the UK. If you are an internationally trained nurse that has not passed their OSCE (objective structured clinical examination) you will not be considered for this role and will be automatically rejected, so please do not apply.

However we do support Internationally Trained Nurses with their OSCE through the Norfolk and Waveney Recruitment Hub Please note that we adhere to the NHS Code of Practice and cannot recruit from red list countries

If you are a new registrant, we look forward to welcoming you onto the RCN accredited Preceptorship Academy at the QEH. This programme offers a supportive development transition into your new role as a registered member of the team. If you would like further information, please email the team

For further information and details of the post, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications/training and professional development


  • Registered Nurse with the NMC (UK) or working towards and due to qualify in the next six months
  • Degree/Diploma in Nursing or equivalent


  • Teaching and Assessing qualification



  • Relevant experience of looking after patients in a healthcare environment


  • Relevant post-registration clinical experience
  • Clinical Governance experience
  • Risk Management experience

Skills, abilities, and knowledge


  • Ability to provide holistic nursing care
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to use basic IT skills
  • Knowledge of professional issues in nursing incorporating NMC and IPAC
  • Accurate documentation with attention to detail


  • Teaching, assessment and supervision of others

Employer details

Employer name

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Gayton Road

King's Lynn

PE30 4ET

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