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Staff Nurse, Band 5- Ward 2B

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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If you are interested in enhancing your nursing skills and developing surgical nursing experience Ward 2b provides a vast range of training and learning opportunities to develop your nursing career. We are a fast paced ward caring for both elective and emergency surgical patients. We care for patients with variety of conditions and surgical procedures to provide nurses with broad nursing skills that are adaptable to different nursing environments . If you enjoy making a difference to patient experience and care from admission to rehabilitation post-surgery this is the ward for you.

We look forward to a staff nurse joining the team and assisting in upholding high standards of care we thrive to achieve.

Main duties of the job

The candidate would show excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work effectively within a team and autonomously. You will need to be approachable, act as a role model and uphold the best standards of care for patients. The candidate will need to show ability to work effectively under pressure and manage challenging situations. You would need to have a keen interest in surgical nursing care and be motivated to maintaining skills up to date and following evidence based practice guidelines.

About us

We have 19 Registered Nurses, 2 Registered Nursing Associates and 15 Healthcare Assistants within our team on Ward 2b. We care for a variety of surgical patients including head and neck and maxillofacial surgery . We have exciting opportunities for career development at trust study days and ward based training sessions delivered by specialty consultants. The ward are very proud to have been awarded a GEM award for excellent support of students in their learning during placement. Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a band 5 Staff Nurse you would be responsible for caring for your own caseload of patients. This would involve assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care needs and assessments.

You would be caring for surgical patients following head and neck surgery but can also be caring for other surgical speciality patients on the ward. You would also be working with nursing assistants and student nurses and need to delegate tasks effectively and safely. You would work closely and liaise with the multi-disciplinary team regularly to ensure patient care needs are met. You would practice in line with Trust Polices and Procedures and comply with data protection and confidentiality legislation. To would need to actively participate in both mandatory training and education development opportunities relevant to your role.

Person Specification



  • Active registration with the NMC as a Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of a professional portfolio, registration revalidation & commitment to lifelong learning


  • Teaching and Learning Qualification



  • Experience (through placement or employment) of working in an acute clinical environment
  • Experience in caring for surgical patients
  • Tracheostomy and Larygectomy trained

Knowledge/ Skills


  • Self-motivated and able to work under own initiative and prioritise workload
  • Excellent presentational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understand and be committed to good record keeping using the Trusts electronic and paper methods
  • Demonstrates ability to use clinical reasoning skills and techniques to assess, diagnose, plan and offer a range of treatment options deliver, evaluate and amend the treatment plan
  • Acts as a role model and are able to lead by example to ensure the Trust's values and behaviours are reinforced throughout their area of practice

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Gloucestershire Royal Hospital



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