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Gynaecology Nurse incl Early Pregnancy

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
Depending on experience according to experience
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title - Gynaecology Nurse incl Early Pregnancy

Hours per week - 37.50

Perm/Fixed Term - Permanent

Salary - According to experience

Closing Date: 25th June 2024

Interview Date: 8th July 2024

Are you an experienced nurse who is passionate about women's health care services? Are you committed to delivering high quality, compassionate and effective care? If so, we want to hear from you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 nurse to join the gynaecological outpatient team within the Women & Children's Service at GEH. We are a forward thinking, passionate and compassionate service providing a wide variety of care to women.

A key part of the team that delivers services such as Colposcopy and Hysteroscopy and nurse led clinics such as cervical screening and the early pregnancy assessment unit.

This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.

Careers at George Eliot - 'Where you make a difference'

Main duties of the job

To provide clinical leadership through effective monitoring and implementation of standards andevidence-based practice. Provide clinical leadership and direction to nursing team. Act as a role model for all nursing staff within the unit always promoting professional practice. To take responsibility for the day-to-day management of the clinical area.To deputise for the lead nurse in their absence.

Co-ordinator of the shift and the rostered allocation of staff, referring to other CNS's if appropriate or available. Have a fundamental understanding of Early pregnancy and Gynaecology. Attending relevant training that is required for these areas. Have an expert knowledge of early pregnancy, management options (including associated side effects and evidence-based use of complementary therapies) and be able to sign post to other services or support groups. Be able to communicate with women and health care professionals at all levels, in both primary and secondary care demonstrate excellence in written, verbal and telephone skills, including documentation. Undertake consultations independently, including assessment, history taking, physical and psychological assessment and Early pregnancy ultrasound. Be competent in the use of and interpreting diagnostic skills such as speculum examination, vaginal examinations, and assisting in clinical procedures. venepuncture, and cannulation, administering medication.

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Patient CareProvide specialist nursing expertise, ensuring all staff are supported in theirpractice on day to day and ongoing basis. To ensure the assessment, development and evaluation of programmes of care in order to co-ordinate the holistic needs of women. Uses advanced decision making skills to utilise all available resources to deliver nursing care effectively and efficiently in a timely manner.To take measures to ensure the safety of women, which includes delegation of patient care to nurses and/or support staff with the appropriate levels of skills at all times, making adjustments as workload and caseload alters, using developed decision making skills.To report any incidents/accidents to the matron, completing Datix whenappropriate Lead and/or assist in investigation of complaints and implement recommendations arising from these investigations.To facilitate research based practice within the department and ensureappropriate implementation. To ensure that Nursing and Clinical Pathways/Guidelines/Protocols are implemented and maintained.To ensure good standards of practice in the department, through participation in effective quality assurance measures such as clinical audit programmes. Audit and evaluate the emergency gynaecology service in order to developstaff and practice. To manage and effectively support patients through the delivery of difficult news, e.g. diagnosis of miscarriage, termination or ectopic pregnancy. Provide care to bereaved patients and their relatives introducing the bereavement team for specialised care and follow up. Communicate effectively with multi-disciplinary professionals and agencies, ensuring seamless care at a high standard.Produce patient information , ensuring it is updated to reflect current research based practice. To engage with service users, ensuring feedback is actively shared and supports developments within the service.Work two clinical shifts per week in the clinical area and provide supportwhere necessary where staffing limits fall short of the required limitsManagement and ensure that duty rotas for the staff will provide effective and well balanced cover to meet with the requirements of the service and ensure the presence of suitably qualified and experienced nurses and support staff at all times.Develop new ways of working if workload requires this.To liaise with other ward/department managers and Lead Sonographer within the Directorate as necessary, to ensure workload and skill mix are effectively managed. Inform and discuss with Matron any problems highlighted.Participate in audit programmes and present results.Respond appropriately to incidents reported via the Datix system andinvestigations with monitoring of action plansTo develop and embed evidence based care ensuring national guidance isimplemented.Communicate complex and sensitive patient and staff information facilitating good working relationships. Ensure all resources are used to the optimum and manage the departmentsbudget. To ensure all staff are conversant and comply with Trust policies and regulations and attend mandatory updates as instructed.To monitor the safe and effective use of all equipment and the economic use of supplies and ordering equipment replacement, together with maintenance of that equipment.To maintain accurate management records relating to all aspects ofdepartment management.To lead, motivate and develop staff to provide high standards of nursing care and be responsible for the management of Health & Safety matters, identifying that their work areas comply with all Health & Safety regulations. To carry out annual Personal Development Reviews of staff within the unit.To have knowledge and ability to appropriately escalate to matron ensuringsafe practice and care at all times. To provide support to medical staff who are working in the department

Education & Training

To be a senior supervisor and assessor and preceptor to junior nurses andstudent nurses, working closely with education providers.To ensure staff are able to reach their full potential by enabling them todevelop professional, clinical, managerial and communication skills, which will be identified through the use of appraisals and effective communication skills.To plan and participate in the teaching programmes of students, workingclosely with the Universities.To develop the nursing role within the area, providing training andassessment to extend clinical skills, as appropriate to the area.To identify areas for development of skills in line with the local and nationalguidance. To monitor and effectively manage all staff compliance within ESR for theirstatutory and mandatory training.

ProfessionalTo take all measures to ensure safety and report all accidents/incidents to the Matron and to monitor the safe and effective use of all equipment and the economic use of supplies.Maintain accurate management records at all times, ensuring appropriatereporting mechanisms are used.To maintain a professional attitude at all times, developing the role of thenurse in the best interest of the patient and profession in accordance with the NMC documents.To promote a positive attitude for the profession and the Trust within which you are working.To be aware of personal and professional development. To attend coursesand conferences as recommended and approved by the matron.To co-ordinate the development and implementation of the policies andprotocols with particular emphasis on those that relate to gynaecology. To be conversant and comply with the gynaecology services guidelines and attend mandatory updates as instructed. Participate in research projects where appropriate, reporting findings within a multi-disciplinary framework and Implement research where appropriate.To be professionally accountable for ones own nursing practice, acting in aprofessional manner at all times abiding by the Code of Conduct and all other relevant NMC and Trust practice protocols and guidelines.To be responsible for the maintenance and improvement of own professional knowledge and competence in keeping with the practice and CPD standard laid down by the NMC to ensure continued professional registration.PersonnelTo participate in the selection, interviewing and induction of new members of staff. To be involved in manpower requirements in line with identified service developments, making recommendations on improvements in service as appropriate.To be responsible for the maintenance of day to day discipline within theward/department and to undertake, where necessary, initiation of thedisciplinary procedure.To counsel staff in relation to professional and personal matters including the management of sickness absence.To manage hazards/unsafe practices and ensure all accidents/untowardincidents are recorded in accordance with the laid down procedures,escalating to Matron/Operational Manager when required.Monitor staff performance with mandatory training. Organise staff appraisals, ensuring that developmental needs are linked to the maternity training plan.

Person Specification

Person Specification


  • Previous nursing experience at Band 6 (5 years)
  • Evidence of being up-to-date with current issues relating to professional practice
  • Knowledge of key national policy drivers for acute care including a desire to improve services and the patient experience
  • Can demonstrate practical application of quality standards within the clinical setting e.g. Care Quality Commission, NICE guidance
  • First level NMC nursing registration
  • Degree or working towards
  • Evidence of further Professional Development relevant to current post.


  • Evidence of implementing change in the workplace
  • Able to promote equality, diversity and rights
  • Mentorship of student nurses
  • Evidence of advanced nursing studies, Master's degree (or working towards)

Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


George Eliot Hospital

College Street


CV10 7DJ

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