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Emergency Surgical Nurse Practitioner

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Band 6 salary if trainee
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within out Emergency Surgical Unit and Same Day Surgical Assessment Unit for a Band 7 Emergency Surgical Nurse Practitioner.

You will need to be flexible and adaptable with excellent communication and organisational skills. Most importantly the applicant must have unlimited enthusiasm and motivation to undertake this new role in the department.

The candidate can be a Band 7 who is qualified in a practitioner role and has the appropriate qualifications and experience.

The post is also open to any staff applying as a trainee at a Band 6. Trainees will undergo a training programme led by the lead Emergency Consultant and the Surgical Clinical Matron and will be expected to complete the relevant modules to become competent to perform this role. On completion of this training and evidence of competency this role will progress to a Band 7.

This role will be full time and out of hours work may be required as the service develops.

This is a great opportunity to work with a progressive employer which actively promotes education and training.

The applicant will have excellent communication skills and a good knowledge and understanding of emergency surgery and clinical standards.

Main duties of the job

To work as part of the multi-disciplinary team in the acute emergency service unit led by the speciality lead and matron for Surgery. The post holder will provide excellence in care within their sphere of responsibilities. Communication between all members of the team is vital to the success of this role

The post holder will help to facilitate learning of medical and nursing staff who work in the department. The post holder will ensure through demonstrating their own competency and through role modelling that care is provided to a high standard

Prescribing, daily ward rounds for emergency surgical patients, assessing and clerking acute surgical emergency referrals, ordering investigations, interpreting patient results and formulating treatment plans and data collection.

The post holder will be based in the speciality of emergency general surgery and working predominately in the acute admissions unit working alongside the admitting team on call

The post holder will be an experienced surgical nurse who uses their specialist knowledge to support the on call team

The post holder will be required to undertake the following university modules:

Non-Medical Prescribing and Clinical History examination

About us

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) is the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We serve a population of around 500,000 people - a figure that can increase significantly with

visitors during the busiest times of the year. We employ approximately 6,700 staff and have a budget of approximately �580 million.

We are a teaching hospital in partnership with the University of Exeter Medical School, University of Plymouth School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Peninsula Dental School.

The Knowledge Spa on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site is the base for medical and nursing as well as ongoing education for health professions in clinical and non-clinical roles.

Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we are continually developing our clinical services as well as our facilities and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care that can be offered locally. Allied to this is a growing reputation for research and innovation.

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



  • Relevant nursing experience in speciality


  • Non medical prescribing and Clinical examination



  • Relevant surgical nursing skills


  • Evidence of working autonomously as a practitioner



  • Ability to prioritise work load


  • Managerial experience/experience of team leadership

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hopsital



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