Senior Staff Nurse - General Surgery

London Bridge Hospital
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The new site will encompass inpatient and daycase beds, operating theatres including the first integrated robotics theatre in the UK, housing a Da Vinci Robot. There will also be a chemotherapy unit, outpatient consulting, Level 3 Critical Care and Imaging including X-Ray, MRI and Ultrasound.

The London Bridge Hospital campus in South East London encompasses the recently opened outpatients and diagnostic centre in The Shard, the large world-class hospital based at the Tooley Street site, and a further five outpatient and diagnostic centres across the City, Canary Wharf and Kent. Patients benefit from multidisciplinary streamlined care, investment in leading-edge technology and London teaching hospital consultants.

Our 24 bedded surgical unit is a vibrant, covering Colorectal/Gynae/Urology/Transplant/Hepatobiliary and step down HDU. Providing living related donation for liver and renal, we are also one of a few private hospitals in the UK to offer Urethroplasm and are proud to also be part of the ERAS society. Our nurses come from a varied background with experience generally within one or more of these areas, however with the support of the team, they are expected to cover all surgical conditions, offering variety within their roles and providing them the ability to learn new skills

As a Senior Staff Nurse within the Surgical Ward, you will support the unit manager in delivering and implementing a high standard of nursing care and ensuring that the individual needs of all patients are responded to. Being in charge of shifts, you will supervise junior staff and deputising for the Senior Sisters and the Senior Nurse Manager when necessary. Involved in bed planning you will also oversee staffing level to ensure that the department can manage the needs of all patients.

This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week

salary for this role is £35,673 - £40,401 + 9% shift enhancement and will be dependent upon skills and experience.

Closing date for applications: 11th May 2017

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage a patient caseload effectively
  • In charge of shifts
  • Dealing with patient queries and complaints
  • Overseeing staffing levels and planning of the department rota
  • Bed planning - Allocate patients appropriately, utilising the nursing skill mix to its full potential.
  • Ensure all incidents and complaints are reported in a timely manner and participate in the thorough investigation and response.
  • Provide mentorship to junior staff as required
  • Participate in consultant ward rounds and assist medical staff with clinical procedures.
  • All ad hoc nursing duties as required by senior staff, including the supervision of junior members of the team as directed

Skills & Experience

For this role, you will need to have substantial experience within a surgical ward and be skilled in phlebotomy, cannulation, management of TPN, stoma's or VAC dressings.

About The Individual

To be successful in this role, you will be adaptable and able to meet changing working patterns and caseload, working independently as well as within the team. They will possess a passion for delivering customer service and a desire to provide an exceptional patient experience. In addition to the required skills and experience, a positive and enthusiastic attitude will be key.

Please note we will close this role early if suitable number of applications are received