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Band 7
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Substantive
Hours
Full time: 37.5
Job ref
199-M11787
Employer
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Croydon University Hospital
Town
Croydon
Salary
£42,313 - £48,515 pa inc HCAS
Closing
01/03/2020 23:59
Interview date
10/03/2020

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Lead Nurse/Midwife for Gynaecology Services

Band 7

Croydon is a busy, exciting and diverse place to work. The borough has one of the youngest populations in London and continues to grow.

Croydon Health Services cares for local people at Croydon University Hospital, Purley Memorial Hospital and in clinics and people’s homes all across the borough.

We are a very close-knit and friendly organisation where everyone of our 3600 members of staff is valued. We strongly believe that our employees are our greatest asset and so through Listening into Action – our way of engaging staff - we empower everyone at any level to initiate and bring about real improvements in our care.

Join us and be a part of the team that is making Croydon proud.  #choosecroydon

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a

Lead Nurse / Midwife for Gynaecology

Band 7 

About you ......

If you are passionate about high quality women centered care and you are organised, pro active with a friendly and positive outlook then this is the role for you!The ideal candidate will have management experience (Healthroster, e-PDR's, managing HR policies in practice, complaint and compliments, recruitment) as well as a sound knowledge base in womens health. 

About us.....

We are a friendly team who work together to ensure a positive work life balance and as such we enjoy our time at work.  We have bring a dish lunch breaks, and we have a post work walking club for example! We have excellent working relationships across the MDT both within the department, directorate and the wider hospital. 

About our Gyanecology service......

Gynaecology is concerned with the well-being and health of the female reproductive organs and the ability to reproduce. It includes endocrinology, female urology and pelvic malignancy. The service sees patients with gynaecological problems from age sixteen as standard, with a specialist clinician seeing all under sixteens.

Most consultants within the speciality work in both Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G). Many have a major special interest in a particular area, such as fertility, adolescent gynaecology, menopause, colposcopy and oncology. The service also provides regional Endometriosis and Urogynaecology services and is considered to be a centre of excellence in these fields.

The speciality deals mostly with healthy women, where unexpected challenges can present themselves on a daily basis. Work includes a large number of ambulatory diagnostic/therapeutic procedures as well as procedures under general anaesthetic. The advantage in this group is the majority will be discharged back to their GPs once the condition is managed.

Gynaecology is an exciting area. Many new techniques and procedures have been developed over the past 30 years, and transformed the health of women. Ambulatory gynaecology in particular has come into its own creating a ‘one-stop’ consultation, diagnosis and treatment model. Here at Croydon, effort is being put into this model particular for urgent suspected cancers.

In addition, the department has made a significant move towards minimal access surgery and performing laparoscopic hysterectomies and myomectomies. This reduces post-op morbidity and length of stay in hospital.

Our Outpatient clinics including Orchid suite are situated in Woodcroft Wing at Croydon University Hospital, and Purley War Memorial Hospital. Diagnostic services such as Colposcopy, Outpatient hysteroscopy and the Early Pregnancy Unit are located in the Women’s Unit in the Woodcroft Wing.

Inpatient procedures are carried out in Main theatres or the day surgery Unit both located in the London Wing of the hospital. Post operatively our patients are housed on Queens 2 ward in the Jubilee Wing.

Conditions treated in Gynaecology include:

Bleeding disorders

Pelvic pain

Cervical screening abnormalities

Vulval disorders

Early pregnancy complications

Menopause

Associated sub-specialties

Sub-specialties include:

  • Gynaecology oncology
  • Urogynaecology
  • Reproductive medicine and IVF
  • Endometriosis

Interviews: 10th March 2020

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonListening into Action (LiA)No smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

aine.dobson@nhs.net - Advanced Nurse Practitioner Gynaecology

rebeccaboard@nhs.net - Head of Gynaecology and continence