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General Surgery Staff Nurse - Band 5

Job Reference: 259-202005RLH-16AD

Barts Health NHS Trust
General Surgery
The Royal London Hospital, London
£27,628 - £35,530 pa inc.

With a turnover of £1.4 billion and a workforce of around 16,000, Barts Health is the largest NHS trust in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers. The Trust’s five hospitals – St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City, including the Barts Heart Centre, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Newham University Hospital in Plaistow, Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone and Mile End – deliver high quality compassionate care to the 2.5 million people of East London and beyond.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.

We are excited and proud to offer opportunities to become a part of our 13D nursing team.

The Royal London Hospital is a busy tertiary referral centre caring for acutely unwell patients with complex hepatobiliary problems from across the South East of England. 13D is a 25 bedded general surgical ward where patients are cared for following colorectal, hepatobiliary and upper gastro-intestinal surgery. We also care for patients who require our specialist expertise such as those with severe pancreatitis and cancer.

The environment offers excellent opportunities to expand your experience in caring for patients across a wide range of surgical conditions including managing patients with stomas and complex nutritional requirements and cancer. Working in this highly motivated, well-led team, will give you a solid foundation in acute care skills, decision making skills, discharge planning, as well as care co-ordination skills through multi-disciplinary working. You will have the opportunity to work alongside our experienced clinical nurse specialists to develop your knowledge of specialist pathways. Our surgeons are world-renowned champions of Enhanced Recovery /ERAS which 13D will soon implement putting patients at the centre of their care pathway, empowering them to take an active part in their own progress, both before and after surgery.

The Royal London hospital cares for the diverse population living within East London and beyond. Nurses are expected to provide the highest standard of individualised and holistic care to patients and their families, working alongside the multidisciplinary team, in accordance with agreed policies. Nurses are expected to provide support and professional development to junior members of staff and students, and will be supported to maintain your own personal development portfolio.

Become a confident nurse by joining our outstanding team and grow your competence in acute pain management, identifying and managing deteriorating patients and responding to emergencies as well as complex discharge planning, palliative care and physical rehabilitation.

Whatever your future career goals, this department provides a fantastic opportunity to gain invaluable clinical experience in a large teaching Hospital.


Please note: Interviews are due to take place on 21st June, if you apply for this post, please ensure you are available on the day.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Criselda Napenas, Ward Manager, on

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

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Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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