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Staff Nurse

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and motivated registered nurses to work on Pendennis Ward.

We are looking to recruit forward thinking, dynamic staff nurses for our new 23 bedded emergency surgical ward.

We specialise in complex bowel operations, emergency surgery covering all specialties. We undertake a lot of additional skills, its a great place to learn. We do lots of complex wound management including VACS. Nutritional support including specialist feeding NG/NJ and TPN. We also manage complex pain, which includes PCA'S and Rectus Sheaths. Stoma and fistula management, you would have the opportunity to go out with the stoma team. We have a great team of practise educators to support your learning.

This is your chance to be part of an amazing dynamic General Surgery Team where patient care is at the centre of everything we do.

Can you make a difference to each patient's experience of the NHS?

This is a full-time role for 37.5 hours per week. However part-time opportunities are also available.

Main duties of the job

The right candidate must have the ability to share the vision and skills of the senior staff to work in a developing service where adaptability is essential. Maintaining the delivery of a high standard of care whilst meeting the demands of a diverse service is our priority and the right candidate will be able to evidence working within a team whilst using their initiative to enhance productivity.

This will provide the right candidate a diverse and fast paced discipline of nursing to work within, with many learning opportunities for all the staff. Our patients are treated with a multi-professional approach therefore, the successful candidate must show a good understanding of the dynamics of working within a multidisciplinary to maximise patient outcome and experience. It is essential to demonstrate excellent communication and leadership skills whilst maintaining a positive outlook and working environment to maximise productivity.

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of �380 million and 750 beds

We work with health and social care organisations including NHS Kernow and NHS England to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000 which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually developing clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click view the supporting document on the right hand side

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification



  • Level 1 Registered Nurse with valid NMC registration / students pending registration


  • Assessing & Mentoring qualification



  • Demonstrable experience in an acute Trust within the last twelve months (this can include student placement)


  • Experience within the speciality



  • Understanding of evidence based practice to enhance care
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in nursing
  • Understanding of the importance of research and evidence based practice

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust



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