Staff Nurse General Surgery
HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care.
The Wellington Hospital is the largest independent hospital in the UK and has over four decades of expertise; providing the highest level of care for patients who are looking for the best treatment in key areas of healthcare, including: neurosurgery, spinal surgery, cardiac care, orthopaedics, acute neurological rehabilitation, gynaecology and cancer care.
We are currently recruiting for a Staff Nurse in our General surgical ward @ The Wellington Hospital
The unit provides care for pre and post-operative patients for a full range of specialities: plastics and breast surgeries, colo-rectal, gynaecology, bariatric, ENT, upper GI, gynaecology, urology, vascular, general surgery and will also accommodate ortho and spinal cases if required
The post holder will be responsible and accountable to assess, plan, deliver and implement high quality care within the General surgery ward settings as well as providing management and leadership to all staff in the absence of senior staff.
The position of Staff Nurse within the surgical team at The Wellington Hospital will be responsible for providing high quality nursing through assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating care for patients within the Team. The successful candidate will also promote a progressive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care and the services offered within the Surgical Team.
Hours: 37.5hrs p/w working a combination of Long Days, Nights and Weekends
Salary: £32,000 - £36,000 (dependent on experience) plus 9% enhancement and HCA Benefits
Reward & recognition – We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.
Please note we will close this role early if suitable number of applications are received
Duties & Responsibilities
Assess, implement and evaluate the care needs of patients undergoing procedures
Plan and deliver care for admissions and discharges
Early recognition of clinical problems and report or take appropriate action
Maintenance of accurate records
Decontamination of equipment and ensuring equipment is in good working order
Undertake extended roles such as venepuncture, cannulation and phlebotomy
Initiate improvements and developments in clinical issues and delivery of care
All ad hoc nursing duties as required by senior staff, including potential deputising for seniors in their absence
Skills & Experience
Registered General Nurse with post graduate experience
Proven surgical experience.
Motivated and forward thinking individual with excellent communication skills.
Excellent time management and prioritisation skills.
Phlebotomy training desirable
At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.
You will also actively participate as a member of a team, working together to achieve tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate a lead by example attitude to inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.
If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.