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Staff Nurse - Neurosurgery
Job Description

About The Facility

We have excellent opportunities for ambitious, motivated and dynamic Nurses to join our Neurospinal Ward at the Wellington Hospital.

The Wellington Hospital is the largest independent hospital in the United Kingdom. This has given us the opportunity to develop in many specialist areas, including Cardiac Services, Neurosurgery, Liver and HPB Medicine, Acute Neuro Rehabilitation, Gynaecology and Orthopaedics.

Our extensive neuroscience facilities and expertise, make the Wellington Hospital the leading centre for patients with neurological conditions including; head injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain tumours and stroke as well as more minor nerve complaints.

As part of the Neurosurgical team you will have access to all of HCA's fantastic benefits, as well as learning and development opportunities within a challenging and rewarding ward.

Job Description

We are inviting Staff Nurses with a strong surgical background, to join this 18 bedded acute Neurospinal Surgical unit.

You will work alongside a dedicated team of Neuro trained nurses caring for patients with elective and emergency neurosurgical needs. The patient cases are complex, as there is a mixture of brain and spinal surgery, including back restructuring.

This is a full time permanent position, based on 37.5 hours per week. Hours are 08.00am to 20.30pm and 20.00pm-08.30am.

The projected Salary range is £31,630-£35,822 per annum plus 9% enhancements and a comprehensive package on top.

Closing date for applications: 19th March 2017

Duties & Responsibilities

The post holder will plan, deliver and evaluate high standards of nursing care. Working within a team, supervising and directing junior staff, deputising for the Senior Staff Nurse and Sister in their absence.

In addition they will:

  • Demonstrate good clinical practice at all times
  • Contribute to high standards of care and development initiatives
  • Undertake extended roles such as IV Cannulation and phlebotomy
  • Carry out nursing duties as requested by senior staff

Skills & Experience

  • Registered Nurse with extensive post graduate experience
  • Proven Surgical or Neuro experience
  • ENB 998 course, or equivalent mentoring course desirable
  • Phlebotomy training desirable
  • Mentorship course is desirable

About The Individual

The successful candidate will have a positive, enthusiastic, flexible attitude and be willing to learn from those around them, whilst contributing towards a best practice environment. They will be comfortable working autonomously as well as part of a team and be keen to share knowledge and ideas throughout