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Registered Nurse

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Candidates must have a full NMC Adult Nurse Registration, there is no option to be able to complete OSCE for this role. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an Assessment Centre on the 20th July 2024 which must be attended in person and cannot be rearranged. A virtual interview will not be possible.

Is 2024 your year to make an inspirational change to your career direction, or at the beginning of your nursing career.If so, come and join our fabulous team on Deene Acute Surgical Unit (DASU).

DASU is a fast paced emergency assessment unit for acute surgical admissions, including general surgery, urology and

It provides a direct access route for patients who need immediate review following a GP visit or patients in theEmergency Department requiring further treatment and admission

The unit runs the Same Day Emergency Care Unit (SSDEC) and an admission avoidance clinic Monday to Friday's.

The successful candidate will be working across the 2 areas of DASU and SSDEC

You will work closely with our Surgical on Call doctors who are based on the ward, alongside our Emergency Surgical Nurse Practitioners. You will be supported by a Ward Sister or a Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse who are on duty 24/7.You will be encouraged to develop in your role as a Registered Nurse. Career progression opportunities are encouraged.

We can offer full or part time working hours. All our posts are internal rotation.

Main duties of the job

To assess and manage acutely unwell patients. Including those who are pre and post operative and those patients with complex surgical conditions. To support colleagues and be an active team member. To undertake clinical skills as required. You must have excellent communication skills with patients, families, and colleagues. To support the ward management team in delivering a high standard of patient care and to assist them to improve quality and patient safety in the ward environment. To work closely with specialist nurses and members of the multi-disciplinary team.

About us

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate, and clinically excellent patient care, by being an outstanding employer for our people. We have entered into a Group Model with neighboring Northampton General Hospital and have become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values:






Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the Shortlisting Criteria section of the document.

Person Specification

Education, Training & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse/ Midwife (NMC Registration)
  • Diploma/Degree


  • Mentor Qualification
  • Leadership Qualification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Previous Healthcare experience
  • Commitment to continuing professional development with an enthusiasm for learning


  • Evidence of post-registration qualification/education to diploma/degree level
  • Awareness and understanding of current issues within nursing, midwifery and the wider NHS



  • he ability to communicate with patients and their families/carers during a highly stressful time, requiring the ability to alter communication strategies dependent on the situation and the patient's status
  • To demonstrate accuracy and clarity in verbal, written and electronic communication and appropriate information storage
  • The ability to make judgments on problems requiring investigation, analysis e.g., assessment of patient condition, suitability for discharge
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate clinical care
  • The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure high quality nursing/midwifery service
  • Able to allocate and delegate workload responsibly and monitor the work of others clinical supervision of junior staff
  • Demonstrates personal duty of care in relation to the safe use of equipment and other resources

Employer details

Employer name

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kettering General Hospital

Rothwell Road


NN16 8UZ

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