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Registered Nurse

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 £28,407 - £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
South West Liver Unit are pleased to be able to offer a vacancy for a Registered Nurse. We are a 23 bedded acute meical ward specialising in Hepatology. We are proud to have 5 level 1 care beds for our more acute medical patients. We deliver bespoke training in the level 1 area through our clinical education team & as such it is an exciting time to join our fast paced, thriving ward. We are closely linked to the wider Hepatology team so can offer experiences through these clinical areas.

We are a proud committed team who promise to provide you with experience and skills which will help to enhance your future career opportunities. South West Liver Unit is a very supportive environment to develop additional clinical skills for all our ward staff.

Why not come and visit the ward for an informal visit we would like to meet you and introduce you to the team - To arrange this please contact Emily Rtton - Ward Manager 01752 439093.

Main duties of the job

Under the direction of the Nurse-in-Charge and working as part of a multidisciplinary team you will co-ordinate, and deliver effective quality nursing care by assessing the needs, planning, implementing & evaluating the care for a group of surgical patients.

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY.

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Providing and delivering a high standard of nursing care by initiating and co-ordinating the assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating of individual patients needs based on evidence. This includes all aspects of care from admission to discharge including complex discharge planning where there is a need to liase with other agencies and developing of care packages
  • Reporting and documenting all relevant nursing/patient needs, communicating changes with other health care professionals in the multi-disciplinary team with ongoing responsibility for patient care as they occur.
  • Engaging and interacting with carers and family, encouraging them to be actively involved in patients care planning as outlined in ward / unit philosophy.
  • Promoting and delivering health education within the clinical area and advise patients family and/or significant others in health promotion issues.
  • Demonstrating and undertaking evidence-based practice playing an active part in the introduction of this evidence to improve patient centred care.
  • Assisting other clinical areas within the trust if the clinical situation or staffing levels demand. Within NMC code of professional conduct particularly regarding the safety of patients and clients as per section 8 of the code published November 2004.
  • Supervising and directing Health Care Assistants with their daily workload.
  • Communicating with patients, relatives and outside agencies as appropriate, within the confines of the Data Protection Act and Patient Confidentiality.
  • Implementing and sharing good infection control practice.
  • Undertaking manual handling assessments and ensuring identified actions are met.
  • Requires highly developed physical skills and accuracy for intravenous injection, syringe pumps and infusions, insertion of catheter and removal of sutures

For further details please see attached JD& PS.

Person Specification



  • Proven NMC Registered Nurse.


  • Basic computer skills

Knowledge & Experience


  • Proven Registered Nurse Training completed


  • Completed Preceptorship
  • Demonstrable experience of an acute hospital setting

Aptitude & Abilities


  • Demonstrable communication skills, with ability to demonstrate fluency, clarity and effectiveness at all levels
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Attention to detail


  • Ability/ demonstrable experience of directing and instructing others
  • Teaching and mentoring skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust


Derriford Hospital



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