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Registered Nurse - Gynaecology - Peterborough

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Part Time
Are you an enthusiastic, compassionate, and highly motivated Band 5 nurse? We're seeking someone just like you to join our friendly Women's Health Ward at Peterborough City Hospital!

As a member of our dedicated team, you will be pivotal in providing excellent care to women undergoing all aspects of breast and gynaecological treatment. Our 12-bed ward, including an Emergency Gynaecology Assessment bed, offers a dynamic and supportive environment where you can make a real difference.

What We Offer:
  • A nurturing and friendly team atmosphere.
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth within your role.
  • The chance to work across different departments, supporting services as needed.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Genuine enthusiasm for caring for women in a healthcare setting.
  • Ability to provide high-quality, individualized patient care.

Join us in delivering exceptional care and making a positive impact on women's health. Apply today to become a valued member of our team!

****Please note we are not eligible to sponsor for this post****

Please note that we can only consider applications from individuals with a live NMC registration or UK nursing students awaiting their PIN, as we are currently unable to support OSCE.

Main duties of the job

Key Responsibilities:
  • Deliver compassionate and empathetic care, upholding respect and dignity for all patients.
  • Support women through the management of miscarriage and termination of pregnancy up to 15+6 weeks.
  • Communicate effectively and build strong interpersonal relationships with patients and colleagues.
  • Demonstrate our Trust values and behaviours in every aspect of your work.

About us

We are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our workforce and warmly welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on encouraging those from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, as well as candidates from our local area.

As part of our commitment to supporting our employees we offer a range of benefits including:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days and increasing to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, in addition to the national Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • Membership of the NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Enhanced hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Opportunities for career development and training to help you progress in your role
  • Wellbeing support and activities to promote a healthy work environment
  • Access to our in-house physiotherapy service
  • On-site canteens offering subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free)
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where employees feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles. Join us and become part of a team dedicated to making a positive difference in our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities
  • Leadership and Clinical practice
  • Maintain clinical credibility to act as a role model and take a lead role in the patients journey.
  • Deliver high quality evidence based care.
  • Take responsibility for the organisation and day to day management of a team of staff giving care to patients Ensure that patient care remains a priority in inter-professional practice and that referrals to the MDT are timely and discharge planning takes place.
  • Be professionally accountable for your actions and omissions.
  • Share best practice with colleagues and the wider MDT
  • Ensure practice is continually reviewed and developed, in liaison with the Ward/ Department Manager, Deputy Sister/ Deputy Charge Nurse, ward team and PDT.
  • Take charge of the ward when the Ward Manager/ Department Manager deems it is appropriate, as part of role and personal development.
  • Ensure that you are individually aware of changes in guidelines and policies that impact on clinical practice.
  • Maintain own professional registration complying with the professions standards and identify own development needs.
  • Uphold the Values and reputation of your profession and the Trust at all times.
  • Be open and candid with all service users about all aspects of care and treatment, including when any mistakes or harm have taken place .
  • Have the courage to speak up and report where care, clinical practice, behaviours or values go against that as set by the NMC and the Trust.

  • Complete preceptorship pack within six months, once competent to assess promote effective preceptorship for new staff.
  • Use reflection on clinical practice to continue personal and professional development.
  • Maintain own mandatory training requirements and complete all required competencies in a timely fashion. Once competent as an assessor, train and competency assess others.
  • Promote a creative, stimulating and safe learning environment for all students and for the ongoing professional development of registered staff.
  • Undertake the mentorship course (Minimum one year post qualification) and provide mentorship to pre and post registration students in clinical area.

  • Be aware of the safeguarding agenda, ensuring protection and identification of vulnerable patients.
  • Have an awareness of the skill mix and staffing levels required to meet the needs of the designated area.
  • To liaise with senior staff as appropriate and take appropriate action toaddress staffing issues when the need arises.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of eRoster system, and process for escalation of unsafe staffing levels (in accordance with ward/dept process).
  • Report all adverse events and near misses and take appropriate actionParticipate in a wide range of local and Trust wide patient safety initiatives such as falls and pressure ulcers.
  • Ensure compliance with standards in relation to healthcare acquired infection prevention and control to contribute to the Clinical Governance agenda within the work are

  • Working with the ward team and wider MDT to develop productive ways of working to deliver best care to patients.
  • Identify new ways of working to improve the patient experience.
  • Identify and disseminate relevant research gained from involvement in link roles or Essence of Care Groups.
  • Foster an environment where practice is research/evidence based, and undertake audit to ensure this is effective. (Safety Audit, Matrons Balance Score Sard etc.)
  • In conjunction with the Ward Manager/ Department Manager and Deputy Sister/ Deputy Charge Nurse, share the responsibility for facilitating change as a result of audit.
  • Ensure effective working relationships are established and maintained with colleagues across the Trust.
  • Work with the capacity team to redeploy resources as necessary, including staff.
  • Achieve optimal bed utilisation for own area including predicting dates of discharge, effective discharge planning.
  • Have an awareness of the stock levels, usage and safe storage for area, ensuring a reduction of wastage.

Patient Experience
  • Act as patient advocate through the application of ethical, legal and professional knowledge and skills as required.
  • Use a wide range of verbal and non-verbal communication methods, and consider cultural sensitivities, to better understand and respond to peoples personal and health needs.
  • Take reasonable steps to meet peoples language and communication needs, providing assistance to those who need help to communicate their own or other peoples needs.
  • Increased partnership working with the patient, ensuring that quality o f patient care is delivered, monitored and sustained
  • Deliver all care in a compassionate and caring manner through relationships based on empathy, respect and dignity.
  • Deal with verbal complaints and concerns in an informed and effective manner in the absence of the Ward Manager/ Department Manager, Deputy Sister/Deputy Charge Nurse, escalating as appropriate.
  • Identify to the Ward Manager/ Department Manager any areas of concern that can be supported and developed.
  • To engage patients and carers in feedback for both the current service and any potential developments through the Friends and Family test.
  • This description is an outline of the duties of the post holder. It will be subject to regular review, and may be amended following consultation with the post holder at least annually.

Person Specification

Education anc Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse
  • Educated to degree level standard or equivalent experience


  • Appropriate teaching qualification



  • Proven clinical experience working within Breast/Gynaecology Service
  • Experience in implementing clinical pathways for emergency gynaecology patients



  • Knowledge of Abortion Act and the law relating to the act
  • Knowledge of National and local initiatives/standards relating to gynaecology such as NICE
  • Understanding and appreciation of diversity


  • Knowledge and experience of audit in clinical practice

Key Skills


  • Ability to demonstrate acting as an advocate for patients, their families/carers and colleagues
  • Proven Multi-Disciplinary team Working
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels of health care providers
  • Ability to resolve conflict
  • Experience of working on own initiative and managing time effectively
  • Understanding of a shared role and committed to team work
  • Motivated, positive and professional attitude
  • Evidence of a proactive approach to self and others
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Ability to remain professional and calm whilst multi-tasking under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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