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Medicine Division
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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West Middlesex University Hospital & Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 pa + HCAS
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Surgical Staff Nurse

Band 5

About our Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital—and a number of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We are one of the best performing trusts in the country. With over 6,000 staff, we proudly serve a million people locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. We treat a patient every 40 seconds, performing 34,000 operations and carrying out 391,000 scans, x-rays and procedures each year. As the second largest maternity provider in the country we help deliver a baby almost every hour of the day. 

Our Trust has recently been rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Good’ in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of ‘Good’. We are one of the first trusts to receive ‘Good’ across the board under the new CQC inspection framework. Our Trust was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating for ‘use of resources’ by an NHS Improvement inspection which was completed during the same period as the CQC assessment.

About the role


Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation trust is a fantastic place to work, with an unwavering focus on quality of care. We strive to be the hospital of choice for our patients and an employer of choice for staff.

Our vision is to be a first class hospital for our community and we will build a strong sustainable Foundation Trust which provides high-quality, value for money services to meet the health needs of the local population. This is an exciting time to come and work for us

We have a range of exciting Band 5 opportunities across site to gain and develop experience within a range of specialties including:

Syon 1 & Syon 2

Come and join our acute general surgery ward is a fast paced, dynamic environment to work within. Colleagues who work with Annette and her team praise her patience and commitment to her staff. This ward was nominated and shortlisted for the Nursing Times Placement Award. Syon 2 our trauma and orthopaedic ward, provides a range and variety of different challenges.


Provides nursing to patients who undergo elective extended surgery, surgical assessment and day surgery.

St Mary Abbots ward

A 28 bedded ward that incorporates a 12 Bedded Surgical Admissions Unit (SAU) that admits patients from the Emergency Department and through General Practitioner referral. This service offers a rapid acute care pathway for our patients and aims to diagnose and treat with a 48 hour timeframe.

Additional 16 beds on the ward are to accommodate Gastroenterology/General surgery in the field of Colo-rectal surgery and Upper GI surgery, who may also require endoscopic investigations.

The nursing and medical team work closely to meet this rapid and efficient service to be delivered to our patients.

David Evans Ward

David Evans ward looks after elective surgical patients post-operatively. We look after different specialties patients that have had Orthopaedic, General Surgical, Plastics & Urological procedures.

There are lots of opportunities for you to enhance your surgical knowledge and post-operative skills relating to wound care infection control and care of patients following an Enhanced Recovery Programme.

Outpatients - West Middlesex site
22.5 hours on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Our offer to you is as following:

•Launched in September 2016, our new preceptorship and mentor programmes will support you to develop the skills you need to achieve your career goals.

•Join an award winning and highly recognised Trust with high expectations to achieve excellence for Every Patient, Every Time.

•In-house development courses to meet your needs, with scheduled time away from the ward to attend the courses of your choice.

•We’re committed to using new and innovative technology to support patient care.

•Regular staff health and wellbeing events throughout the year.


Trust IDArmed Forces CovenantStep into healthHealthy Workplace - Commitment 2018Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerCare quality commission - Good

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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