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Staff Nurse -Day Surgery/ELIPSE Unit (Band 5)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024
Staff Nurse (Band 5)

Day Surgery/ELIPSE unit (Ward 20/B16)

We have an excellent opportunity for qualified Band 5 Staff Nurses to join the Day surgery Team

We are very proud of the high level of care we provide to our patients which is reflected in our patient feedback

We provide pre and post-operative care to patients undergoing General Surgery, Urology, Dental, ENT, Orthopaedic, Gynaecology, Cardiology, Vascular and Breast Surgery, acute surgical and trauma patients. We also treat patients under the care of the Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Neurological Teams.

Presently the ward opens 07:00 - 20:00hrs Monday to Friday. (The ward opens on a Saturday when extra lists are needed.)

The hours are Monday - Friday early shift- 07:00- 15:30, Late shift 11:30-20:00, 07:00- 12:30 = 37.5 hours

The successful applicant will be expected to work variable shifts. Staff must be flexible with shifts to enhance the care we provide

Main duties of the job

As the successful applicant you will have experience working within an acute hospital setting, be adaptable, able to work in a fast paced environment and be able to meet changing working patterns and caseload, working independently as well as within the team. You will have good IT skills.

You will enjoy good support and supervision with the ward team have a commitment to CPD along with the opportunity to work with our friendly and enthusiastic team.

If you have these skills, can work as a team and independently, we want to hear from you.

About us

We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.

We want to attract staff who embrace our Right Care behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients we want to make these part of our DNA.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information and full details of the job role please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Already working at Band 5 level
  • Evidence of personal and professional development
  • Experience of caseload management


  • Experience of mentoring and assessing junior staff



  • Registered nurse with current NMC registration


  • Student Nurse Mentor



  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Computer literate


  • Venepuncture
  • EGC
  • Cannulation
  • Male Catheterisation



  • Basic understanding of aims of Day Surgery and ELIPSE admissions
  • Knowledge of a broad range of surgical procedures including pre and post-operative care
  • Knowledge of the NHS Constitution & 'Understanding the New NHS'


  • Day Surgery Experience
  • Specific Interest in Urology/Cardiology Nursing

Employer details

Employer name

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Skipton Road


BD20 6TD

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