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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Endoscopy

Job Description

Based in Guildford, the Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH) is a leading general hospital with 507 beds and specialist centre for cancer services and treatment. The RSCH serves a population of 320,000 for emergency and general hospital services and 12 million people for cancer services. The hospital has an annual income of £330 million. We employ over 3500 staff.

Our mission is to deliver the best patient care - ANYWHERE

Every year the RSCH sees around 280,000 outpatients, admits 61,000 patients for treatment and 70,000 patients attend our A&E department. The Trust is also a centre of excellence and training for minimal access surgery.

Join us… We are one of the top 40 hospitals in the country and amongst top 100 Employers in the country

Band 5 Staff Nurse


Hours of work: 0800 – 1800 (4 days per week) Monday – Friday.

Are you an enthusiastic, self-motivated nurse with an interest in Endoscopy?

If so, our state of the art endoscopy unit continues to grow and requires more staff to keep up with the supply and demand on our service.

We are very proud of our purpose built unit; the patient experience is at the forefront of every step of treatment, from the comfortable reception waiting area with armchairs and plasma TVs, the en suite consultation rooms, the nurse-led patient lounge with outside balcony, to the single curved recovery bay which means while you can keep an eye on all your patients in one single space, none of the male or female patients have sight of each other, maintaining their privacy.

You do not necessarily need specific endoscopy experience, but you should possess good communication skills and a driven commitment to delivering a patient focused service.

You will be fully supported in your professional development using an endoscopy specific competency programme which will enable you to succeed and develop your role within the multi-disciplinary team.

For further details and a full person specification, please refer to the job description accompanying this vacancy advertisement.

For an informal conversation, please feel free to contact Di Macleod – Matron or Vanessa Bollons - Senior Sister on ext 4409 for further information.

If you are interested in applying for this post please use the links below to access the full job description and apply online.

In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy.


Unfortunately we are not always able to acknowledge each application. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

The Royal Surrey Hospital NHS Foundation Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people with disabilities. To demonstrate our commitment we use the Disability Symbol which is awarded by the Employment Service. As a symbol user, we guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the job they are applying for.

The trust aims to treat all applicants fairly in regards to any disclosure of conviction revealed at the application stage. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences. If you currently reside outside of the UK we will require documentary proof of security/police clearance, in English.

The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a safeguarding policy for both adults and children and is committed to all safeguarding legislation and current standards.

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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