Careers at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS trust

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Surgical Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
37.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
University Hospital Lewisham
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum plus HCA
22/11/2018 23:59

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are a committed multi- professional team who provide much-valued hospital and community services to residents in South East London. The Trust has built a good reputation as a place to enjoy job satisfaction and develop professional skills and experiences. Our people value the opportunity to work in a supportive culture and, we ensure our team are well rewarded for their contribution. By joining us now, you can play a role in shaping  our organisation that continues to put patient and client care first. Whatever the challenges ahead, we’re prepared to face them as one team.

We are holding an Assessment Day on the 28th November 2018 from 08:45am to 2:00pm and we would love to see you there! The assessment day will be held at University Hospital Lewisham.

We are looking for a patient safety focused Band 5 Nurse with excellent communication skills to join the surgical directorate. The successful candidate will possess an enthusiasm for surgical nursing and further development of their nursing career.

The Directorate consists of four wards:

  • Juniper ward has 26 beds caring for the elective and emergency general surgical patients
  • Cedar ward has 24 beds caring for Orthopaedics and ENT patients
  • Larch ward is a 20 Bedded ward specialising in Gynaecology and Bariatric Surgery
  • Linden ward is a 20 Bedded Elective surgical ward

As our Staff Nurse, we will offer you excellent support in your new role with support from senior nursing management team, the Practice Development Nurse and peer to peer support. We will also offer you one of a kind surgical nursing course in affiliate with University of Greenwich. The nursing teams are committed to providing high quality, safety focused, holistic care in a warm and friendly environment.

In addition, to further support you in your role, the Trust can also offer accredited leadership and management training: Level 5 - Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership. This apprenticeship is fully funded and specifically designed to meet the needs of middle managers wishing to acquire a range of management knowledge and skills and thus develop their career.

The Enhanced Recovery Programme is well established on the wards for the care of the elective colorectal, Gynaecology and Orthopaedic patients.

To be successful in the role, you will:

  • Be a Registered Nurse with current NMC registration
  • Ability to work flexibly across all shift patterns
  • Have a passion for delivering high quality patient care

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Fiona Bernard
Practice Development Nurse Surgery
QE site: Ward 12 ext. 4171
UHL site: Chestnut ward PDN office
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If you have problems applying, contact

0208 836 4460