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Staff Nurse - Surgical Assessment Unit

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Depending on experience per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024
Due to expansion of the Surgical Assessment Unit, we are looking for Band 5 nurses.

Come and join our enthusiastic and dynamic nursing team on the Surgical Assessment Unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital striving to provide high quality specialist surgical care to our patients.

SAU is a team of registered and unregistered nurses working closely with several Specialist surgical teams to provide acute care to a wide demographic of patients within Buckinghamshire.

As a senior team, we strive to develop and 'grow' our staff. We actively promote professional development and strive to offer a learning environment where staff feel empowered to enhance their knowledge.

Shifts are based on a 24/7 shift rotation of long days and night shifts to meet the needs of the service.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is designated to regularly take charge of the ward/department, and provide an effective, professional and managerial leadership focus, in the absence of the Ward Sister or Deputies.

Is expected to carry out all relevant forms of care, maintaining a high standard of nursing care within the framework of Trust policies.

Supervises qualified and/or unqualified staff.

Teaches qualified and unqualified staff including Student nurses and Nursing associate trainees.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, youll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?

Were committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.

As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.

Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

A keen supporter of the Armed Forces Community who know the value of employing a service leaver/veteran and their families.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification



  • Good general education
  • Registered General Nurse


  • Evidence of further surgical nursing specific education
  • Mentorship qualification



  • Previous Surgical nursing experience


  • Previous work-related experience
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative



  • Ability to write clearly and legibly in English
  • Cannulation and venepuncture skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly with patients and multidisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of the role of a band 5
  • Ability to work all shifts including night duty
  • Knowledge of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Computer skills
  • Self-motivated


  • Able to manage own case load with supervision
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Good time management skills



  • Ability to travel to other sites for training etc.

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Mandeville Road


HP21 8AL

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