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Surgical Nursing
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time 37.5 hours. Part time/Job Share available
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Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Queen Victoria Hospital
East Grinstead
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum (pro rata if part time)
25/02/2019 23:59
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Staff Nurse Canadian Wing

NHS AfC: Band 5

Welcome to QVH and thank you for your interest in our hospital.

QVH is a specialist NHS hospital providing life-changing reconstructive surgery, burns care and rehabilitation services for people across the South of England.

We are a centre of excellence, with an international reputation for pioneering advanced techniques and treatments. Everything we do is informed by our passion for providing the highest quality care, the best clinical outcomes and a safe and positive patient experience.

In addition to receiving tertiary referrals from across the South East of England, QVH is continuing to develop a network of ‘spoke’ sites at district general hospitals enabling our consultants to offer their expertise with routine treatments and consultations as close to close to patients’ homes as is possible.

Our vision is that by continuing to develop the breadth and reach of our services, combined with a determined focus on maintaining our excellent standards of clinical quality and patient experience, QVH will continue to thrive.

At QVH we are proud of our achievements and our specialist services continue to record excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We regularly receive excellent results from patient satisfaction surveys and on average 98% of inpatients say they would recommend the hospital to their family or friends.

Our success is underpinned by the skills and enthusiasm of our staff and a strong culture of partnership working among all staff at the Trust. We are fully committed to on-going training and development and to delivering the best training for staff.

Working at QVH combines the excitement, challenge and career opportunities of a major research and teaching hospital with the satisfaction delivering excellent patient care that meets the needs of our community.We also offer attractive benefits such as 

  • a £1,500 new starter premium for registered nurses and operating theatre practitioners
  • tailored personal development to support career aspirations, including accredited clinical and management development programmes
  • flexible working arrangements for a work-life balance that suits you and your needs
  • a dedicated Reward service, offering a range of national and local discounts, cashback and tax relief schemes


Staff Nurse Canadian Wing Band 5

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Canadian Wing for Band 5 nurses wishing to develop their career in plastics, corneo and maxillofacial surgery. Your role will primarily be focused on delivering high quality care to a range of inpatients on a busy 43 bedded surgical ward. The successful post holders will also be able to work within our enhanced recovery area which will give an amazing opportunity to develop higher level skills

You will be working closely with your Band 6 colleagues to ensure you receive support and development , excellent communication skills are essential.

The successful candidate will be well motivated and enthusiastic to learn. 

You will be given all necessary training required and will attend all relevant mandatory study days. We are committed to providing education opportunities to all our staff and place a strong emphasis on the education and development of the Ward team.

Newly Qualified Nurses

 QVH are committed to both investing in, and employing newly qualified nurses, we can offer you the opportunity to work in a variety of specialist areas in an organisation that has patient care at its heart. Here at QVH, there are numerous opportunities to develop your career.

While awaiting your NMC registration, you will be paid at band 4 level and we will also pay your 1st years NMC registration. After 6 months in post upon successful completion of the preceptorship programme, you can rise to the 2nd increment on the band 5 pay scale.

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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

Claire Hayward - Ward Matron - 01342 414449

If you have problems applying, contact

01342 414000 ext 4680