Staff Nurse - Gastroenterology Unit

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust
London (Greater)
08 Nov 2018
14 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Main area Gastroenterology Unit - Ward 16Grade Band 5Contract PermanentHours 37.5 hours per weekJob ref 197-CR4311-NOV Site Queen Elizabeth HospitalTown LondonSalary £23,023 - £29,608 per annum plus HCAClosing Today at 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 now accepting Newly Qualified Nurses!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for registered nurses to join our very friendly team. We require the applicants to be enthusiastic, motivated and to have good communication skills. No previous experience is required for any applicants wishing to apply but would be an advantage if you have some background experience in caring for adults in a hospital setting with gastrointestinal medical conditions or experience in working in an acute care setting.

We are holding an Assessment Day on 15th November 2018 from 08:45am to 2:00pm and we would love to see you there! The assessment day will be held at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich.

We will offer you opportunities for you to enhance your clinical skills within gastroenterology and acute medicine. We will provide support and encouragement to enable you to develop and achieve your full potential. We actively encourage academic learning connected with Kings College London and Greenwich University. The ward offers the suitable candidate the opportunity to work within our respected multidisciplinary team. There are opportunities to continue with further study within acute medicine.

Ward 16 is a fast paced 20 bedded ward, both male and female patients.We have gastroenterology, intensive care step down patients and patient with acute medical problems.

  • Maximum 7 patents per shift.
  • Senior nurses working on the floor daily with close working relationship to ward manager and matron. To support and develop.
  • Leadership and development training offered.
  • Close working relationship with critical care outreach team, site team, practice development nurses and clinical nurse specialists.
  • Opportunities to become link nurse.


Working in this speciality opens opportunity for learning and developing new knowledge and skills required for treating and managing related disease conditions. Regular study days and courses are wide ranging; among which includes:

  • Preceptorship
  • Medicine management
  • IV drug additives administration
  • Cannulation and phlebotomy
  • Mentorship
  • Enhanced Clinical Assessment Skills
  • Care of the acutely sick patient
  • Care of patients with alcohol related medical conditions
  • Pain Management
  • The Principles of Palliative Care and End of Life Care
  • Diabetes – Care and Management

There is an educational development programme to progress new nurses to our future senior sisters.

Want to find out if working on ward 16 is for you? We would love to meet you for an informal visit!

Please note that the as part of the application process for non-medical roles, you will need to complete a short values based pre-application question. Your responses to the question will impact on whether or not you are able to successfully continue with your application. Please have a look on our website to find out more information before you start the pre-application question. If you are unsuccessful with the pre-application question, it means that you are not in harmony with our values. We thank you for your interest in Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

We reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date, please apply early. We do not contact applicants with the outcome of the shortlisting. If you have been shortlisted, you will receive an invite to an assessment day or interview.

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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