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Deputy Unit Leader - Gastroenterology & Liver Unit

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a looking for a challenge?

Do you want to support in the leadership and development of a team in a busy acute ward environment as a Deputy Unit Leader?

Do you have experience in Gastroenterology and Hepatology?

If so, we are looking for a self-motivated individual to work with us to develop our Gastroenterology and Liver Unit on our journey to Brilliant, here at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

The Gastroenterology and Liver Unit, is a 29 bedded unit caring for some of the most complex and acutely unwell patients within the hospital. The role requires you to be flexible, resilient and forward thinking.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Registered Nurse/AHP who is ready to develop their leadership skills within an acute hospital setting. You will be an honest person who is straightforward and has high standards. You will thrive on the busy nature of our ward and you will enjoy keeping things going when it gets tough.

Main duties of the job

To provide the highest standard of nursing care.

To plan, assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care for individual patients and to supervise other staff in this activity.

To ensure an ongoing welcoming, caring and safe environment is provided for the patient and their carers.

To act as an advocate for the patient and family, providing them with information and support and directing them to the relevant support services where appropriate.

To start planning discharges from admission, liaising with the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary.

To develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide holistic, evidence based nursing care. This includes expanded role responsibilities, following appropriate training.

To be competent in the administration of medicines.

To ensure clinical practice is evidence based or peer reviewed best practice.

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 develop 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 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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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

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



  • Registered Nurse
  • Current registration
  • Mandatory Training


  • Assessing & Mentoring qualification
  • NVQ Assessors course
  • Possession of degree or in the process of obtaining



  • Post-registration experience in the specialty


  • Experience of supervising and assessing students
  • Previous experience in the relevant specialty
  • Previous Ward Leadership experience

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust



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