Staff Nurse-Surgery

London, Greater London, England
Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust £ 30.786 - 37.841 Per year Full time Save This Job
£ 30.786 - 37.841 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
12 Jan 2022
11 Feb 2022

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Clinical Duties
Responsible for carrying out clinical practice within designated clinical
areas, ensuring that high quality, current evidence-based nursing
assessment, care planning, implementation, interventions and evaluations
for patients is provided from admission through to discharge.

Will be responsible for the application of knowledge across the range of
work procedures and practices, underpinned by theoretical knowledge and
practical experience.

To act as advocate for patients within the area, to ensure a patient
orientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards within
the NHS Plan and other relevant guidelines.

To ensure that patients' receive high quality clinical care and a good
patient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and

Recognise and avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and
wellbeing of the individuals.

Will advise on the promotion of health and the prevention of illness.

Recognise the significance of observations made, and use them to
develop and initiate nursing assessments and devise a plan of care.

Carry out those activities necessary to conduct a comprehensive
assessment of a person's nursing requirements.

Will ensure that all patients will have a discharge plan that is safe and
appropriate for their needs.

Carry out nursing procedures and treatments, checking on and
maintaining the highest possible standards.

Work alongside the multi-disciplinary team to ascertain treatments and
advise on nursing priorities.

Take a clear and concise history from patients by assessing their health
and well being and complete documentation ensuring that all entries are
accurate and legible and that all information systems are maintained.

Undertake prescribed physical observations as follows: blood pressure,
temperature, respirations, blood sugars, urinalysis, weight and height, and
report exceptions appropriates.

Responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medication
including transfusion of blood and blood products.

Professional Responsibilities

Is wholly accountable for his / her practice in line with the NMC code of
professional conduct and takes every reasonable opportunity to sustain
and improve his / her knowledge and professional competence.

Will act in accordance with Local, Hospital and Statutory Guidelines &
Policies including Health and Safety initiatives.

Will be familiar with the Health and Safety at Works Act, and be aware of
its implications and ensure that local unit and departmental policies are

Will work in accordance with Corporate Objectives.

Will compile a personal & professional portfolio (in conjunction with the
Performance management process and the compilation of a Personal
Development Plan).

Will maintain a high standard of care and give courteous reception to all
patients and visitors.

Will adopt a patient orientated approach to work.

Will practice in a cost effective and cost aware manner.

Will ensure that the Hospital's policy is understood and carried out with
regard to the care and custody of drugs/medications, especially with
regard to those covered by the Control of Drugs Act.

Will be familiar with the ward's fire, manual handling and C.O.S.H.H.
policies and ensure that all nurses in the ward are aware of the policies.

Will be fully conversant with the trust major incident plan, and ensure that
all nurses on the ward understand the procedure.

Will establish a relationship with a clinical supervisor.

Take all possible precautions to safeguard the welfare and safety of staff,
service users, visitors and the public, by implementing all policies related
to health, safety, security and risk.

Person specification

Essential criteria
  • Ortho/plastic related skills
  • Venipuncture and cannulation
  • basic computer skills
  • Able to assess, plan, implement & evaluate nursing care
  • Knowledgeable on basic nursing care
  • knowledge of care and management of an acutely unwell patient

Desirable criteria
  • An understanding of Audit and Research Based Nursing Practice

Essential criteria
  • Experience as ortho/plastic nurse

Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience in other nursing fields

Values and Behaviours
Essential criteria
  • Values and Behaviours

Education/ Qualifications
Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse on the NMC register. To hold the appropriate level for the area of speciality
  • Evidence of continuing p

Ref: NM8548

Job Details

Staff Nurse-Surgery

London, Greater London, Englandd Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
£ 30.786 - 37.841 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Full time
12 Jan 2022
11 Feb 2022

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