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Band 5 Staff Nurse- Frensham, Compton & Elstead wards

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

Surgical Wards Staff Nurse Band 5.

We have an opportunity to recruit Band 5 Staff Nurses,both with and without experience, to three of our surgical wards.

Frensham Ward

Frensham Ward is a 29 bedded mixed sex ward. The Gastrointestinal Unit at The Royal Surrey County Hospital is at the forefront of Oesophagogastric, hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery and is an International Training Centre for laparoscopic gastrointestinal and colorectal surgery. The Surgical Unit is part of the Regional Cancer Centre and as such the majority of patients on the ward are undergoing surgery for cancer.

Compton Ward

Compton Ward is a 20 bedded mixed sex urology ward. The Royal Surrey County Hospital is at the forefront of urology service in the management of prostate cancer. You will be involved in caring for patients following treatments for oncological urology ranging from open and laparoscopic surgery and including the ground breaking green light laser treatment.

Elstead Ward

Elstead Ward is an 18 bedded female ward which specialises in breast and gynaecological surgery. Both specialities encompass a range of benign and oncology surgery including major breast surgery and reconstruction and pelvic surgery for gynaecological cancers. A small number of female upper gastrointestinal surgical patients are also cared for on the ward

Candidates with a particular specialist interest should indicate their ward preference on their application. Those who have a general surgical interest will be considered for all posts.

The successful candidates will be enthusiastic and dynamic. We have opportunities for newly qualified nurses and also those with more experience looking to develop their careers.We offer opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in a supportive environment including an induction programme to meet individual needs. Further education is encouraged and supported.

If you would like to discuss these posts further or arrange an informal visit, please contact Claire Richardson, Matron for Surgery  ( Phone number removed )  bleep 0205

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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