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Plastic Surgery
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Royal Free Hospital
£29,888 - £36,739 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Salary period
11/10/2020 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Band 5 Staff Nurse - Plastic Surgery

Band 5

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community.  This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.

Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

Everyone is welcome at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME, gender equality, staff carers and people with disabilities and lived experiences to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

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The Royal Free London NHS trust is a leading academic and tertiary referral centre for Breast, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. We are one of the largest Plastic Surgery Departments, with over 20 consultants.  We are a dynamic multidisciplinary team - our world class care values are at the forefront of all that we do.

Plastic surgery is restorative (form & function) and/or corrective surgery of various area(s) of the body. This can be as a result of; congenital abnormalities, cancer reconstruction and trauma.  It can range from simple skin grafts to complex flaps using techniques, as well as surgery, such as Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT), Larvae and Leech Therapies.

An exciting opportunity exists to join our team working within our 18 bedded breast, plastic & reconstructive surgery ward.

We are seeking a dynamic, motivated Registered Nurse to join our team as a Band 5 staff nurse. You must possess the ability to work flexibly, prioritising the needs of our patients effectively and communicating clearly. You will be required to demonstrate commitment to excellent patient experience, in line with the Trust World Class Care Values, and in support of our patients. 

5 North A has 18 beds and accepts all kinds of Plastic Surgery. We are a regional unit which covers, North London, Hertfordshire & Luton and includes the North West London & Hertfordshire Hand Trauma Service.

The plastic surgery team at the Royal Free can offer valuable support and development, coordinated through our Clinical Practice Educator, available on the ward area. There is also a wealth of support provided from the senior nursing team, plastic nurse specialists (breast reconstruction & outreach) and hand therapists.  This will start with your comprehensive induction and orientation, and continue with access to formal and informal study sessions and development days, including simulation training. Further university accredited courses are available (subject to availability). A Trust preceptorship programme is available to all newly qualified staff for a full year. There are many interesting opportunities for further career development within the Royal Free.

The Royal Free is located within an attractive part of London, with easy access to transport; train, bus or tube. We can offer on-site accommodation, on site leisure facilities and nursery places. Many of our staff commute from outer London and beyond.

We support flexible working.

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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

Azar Karkhaneh (5NA Ward Manager) – 0207 317 7783, or ext 37423, or Jennie Cole (Plastics CPE),