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Registered Nurse - Gynaecology Outpatients -band 5

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Gynaecology Outpatients
NHS AfC: Band 5
Fixed term: 12 months
  • Full time
  • Part time
Working hours: 08.00 - 17.30
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Southmead Hospital
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum
Salary period
03/10/2022 23:59

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Job overview

So you’re interested in learning more about our Registered Nurse opportunity within our Gynaecology Outpatients team? Here are some of the reasons we’re unique...

  • Offering a wide range of specialist services, Cotswold Gynae Outpatients is a diverse and exciting place to be. Specialist teams include Advanced-Nurse led Early Pregnancy Clinic, Nurse led Colposcopy and Fertility as well as numerous regional specialty services.
  • Our outpatient’s service is rapidly expanding and has recently been appointed as a mesh removal centre with ambitions in the new year to expand our same day, emergency care service through the outpatient’s team.
  • We are proud to be able to offer our patients a full outpatient and inpatient gynaecology service with special emphasis on one stop outpatient services, and tertiary skills in sub-fertility, urogynaecology, endometriosis and minimal access surgery.
  • We are keen to support our nurses to develop their skills across a range of surgical/gynaecology specialties and provide skills training with early pregnancy problems up to 20 weeks. Central to the culture of our team is the belief we have to invest in developing our team to develop and retain a truly outstanding workforce.

We currently have an opportunity for a Registered Nurse to join our team either part time or full time (08.00 - 17.30). This role will assist with running clinics, including assisting with Coloscopy and Hysteroscopy.

Main duties of the job

Working within our department, your main duties will include:

  • Participating in assessment, planning and delivery of direct patient care within the Cotswold’s Outpatients department.
  • Working in collaboration with the nurse in charge and Clinical Matron to ensure the delivery of high calibre of evidence based patient care, and to encourage and develop a flexible workforce through the efficient use of facilities, manpower and other resources.
  • Ensuring all clinical care requirements of patients are communicated effectively at ward handover to allow seamless provision of care from shift to shift.
  • Undertaking technical treatments, procedures, investigations and complex additional nursing procedures.
  • Ensuring that care needs are assessed and programmes of care are developed, implemented and evaluated for a patient caseload. Ensuring care is documented accurately at every stage of the process, giving a clear profile of care from admission to discharge.

Working for our organisation

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead.  We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and it has a rich history. If you prefer country, village or smaller town living, our Trust is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales (such as Portishead or Chepstow). For band 5 Registered Nurses and ODPs, relocation support may be available. Please email for more information.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


  • Registered General Nurse.
  • Teaching and assessing qualification or commitment to undertaking relevant course.
  • Additional clinical skills relevant to the clinical area.

 Knowledge and understanding of:

  • The Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct.
  • Clinical Governance and Clinical Supervision.
  • Professional accountabilities and responsibilities.
  • Health and Safety legislation applicable to the clinical setting.
  • Good resource management.
  • The role of the nurse as a member of the multidisciplinary team.
  • The care planning process from pre-admission to post discharge.


  • Postgraduate experience within a relevant clinical area/ speciality, of which at least nine months must be recent/ current.


Be able to:

  • Establish and maintain professional and therapeutic relationships with patients, visitors and work colleagues.
  • Communicate sensitively in difficult situations. Eg breaking bad news
  • Communicate in an apt and timely manner.
  • Be sensitive to and understand the needs of patients from varying cultural and social backgrounds.
  • Make appropriate use of knowledge and clinical ability to recognise changes in patients’ physical/mental condition, inform others of identified problems/needs and facilitate solutions to problems/needs.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Act independently and be responsible for own actions.
  • Organise and plan activites of self and others.
  • Use knowledge and skills to provide clinical care that is evidence based.
  • Contribute to the development of clinical care within the ward setting.
  • Be able to recognise shortfalls within the duty roster and discuss/facilitate appropriate solutions with Senior Staff Nurse, Unit Manager or Senior Nurse.
  • To use computer/information technology within the day-to-day activity of the workplace for communication, ordering investigations or collating and presenting information.
  • To promote good working relationships with other wards/departments.

Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Post.

Patient Care:

  • Take personal responsibility for the nursing care of patients in the clinical setting without direct supervision.
  • Ensure that care needs are assessed and programmes of care are developed, implemented and evaluated for a patient caseload. Ensure care is documented accurately at every stage of the process, giving a clear profile of care from admission to discharge.
  • Plan and evaluate own working practices.
  • Take charge of the unit on a day-to-day basis as required and for a minimum of one shift per week.
  • Provide advice and support to junior team members to enable them to carry out delegated duties and understand responsibilities.
  • Ensure maintenance of clinical competence/skills of self and recognise shortfalls/developmental needs, feeding this into the IDPR process.
  • Ensure clinical competence/skills meet the requirements of Trust Policies and Procedures and are evidence based.
  • Ensure all clinical care requirements of patients are communicated effectively at ward handover to allow seamless provision of care from shift to shift.
  • Provide information and support to patients/relatives/carers to enable making of informed choices regarding health and social well-being.
  • Manage, report and record clinical/critical incidents in line with Trust Policy.
  • Participate in Doctors rounds and multidisciplinary team meetings.
  • Undertake technical treatments, procedures, investigations and complex additional nursing procedures.
  • Ensure patient safety at all times, e.g. using staff skills appropriately to escort patients requiring nursing intervention.
  • Act as or contribute to the role of Speciality Link Nurse to other areas.
  • On behalf of the Unit Manager, contribute to speciality teaching outside the ward environment as appropriate.
  • Attend team meetings and contribute to discussions relating to clinical care and standard setting.
  • Compliance with all infection control policies and procedures will form an integral part of the practice of all staff involved in direct patient care. The staff member will be responsible for locating the infection control manual in the clinical areas and on the intranet.  Staff must keep themselves up to date with new polices distributed with subsequent implementation in practice.
  • Clinical staff will seek support and advice from infection control in all instances where cross infection is likely to have occurred or when managing situations involving patients with infections where guidance provided in the policies is not applicable.
  • All staff will contact occupational health if they are suffering from any form of infection which may put patients and other staff at risk’.

 Policy and Service Development:

  • Implement changes to service delivery as agreed by organisation/unit.
  • Ensure that you read new corporate information promptly and encourage others to do so as well.
  • Ensure that all Trust policies and procedures are followed at all times.
  • Act as unit representative at meetings as appropriate and as requested by unit Manager.

  Resource Management

  • Ensure resources are used effectively and efficiently.
  • Ensure any shortfall in equipment is reported promptly or equipment repaired in a correct and timely manner.
  • Complete/maintain personal records as required by the Unit Manager, e.g. annual leave request cards, training records.
  • Assist in implementing recommendations of audits.


  • Contribute to the facilitation of a suitable educational environment in which to support the development and learning of ward team members and students on placement.
  • Act as mentor/assessor to students and/or others on placement.
  • On behalf of the Unit Manager, act as a Link Nurse to specialist groups, ensuring feedback to ward team enabling review of practice.
  • Participate in teaching students and others as appropriate.
  • Act as a Green/Orange Card trainer for clinical equipment.
  • Be responsible for using equipment only after relevant training and ensuring that equipment is checked prior to use.

 Working Conditions / Effort

  • A need to respond to frequently changing needs in the department.
  • Exposure to distressing and emotional situations.
  • Manual Handling and postural demands.
  • Exposure to potential violent and aggressive behaviour.
  • Contact with blood and body fluids.
  • The need to use highly developed skills and demonstrates a high level of manual dexterity and accuracy.
  • The need to work a shift system.
  • Rotation to night duty as and when required.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RGN with Nursing Degree or working towards
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Teaching and assessing qualification or willingness to undertake


Essential criteria
  • Advanced communication skills, verbal & written, to include report writing and record keeping.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with patients and multidisciplinary team

Work Experience

Essential criteria
  • Expectation to undertake training for extended roles required by the ward / department. i.e. IV drug administration, Cannulation, venepuncture, ECGs, catheterisation, PCA and Epidural training
  • Ideally, currently working in a hospital setting, as a Qualified Nurse or a Qualifying Student

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rosie Malins
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Clinical Matron - Gynaecology
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