Surgical Staff Nurse

Location London
Discipline: General Nursing
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £30,000 - £36,000
Contact name: Jessica Macklin

Contact email:
Job ref: JM - 003
Published: 18 days ago

Are you looking for progression within your next role?

If so, our client is recruiting for a Senior Staff Nurse to join the Surgical Wards in their State-of-the-art Hospital in Central London, who specialise in over 100 specialties. The hospital is an elective care hospital, registered for 17 beds and 4 operating theatres, accepting planned and emergency/urgent surgical admissions. The hospital has a particular emphasis on Plastic /Cosmetic Surgery with some of the country’s leading NHS and Private Consultants using our facilities.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To assist the ward sister / ward manager in the management of a ward and to provide effective leadership ensuring our patients continue to receive the highest quality care and attention at the weekends.

  • To maintain and develop skills and knowledge to deliver a range of interventions and sets an example of good practice to other team members including skill sharing, mentorship and staff appraisal.

  • To act as Infection Prevention and Control ward link nurse. Participating in Committee meetings and performing audit.

  • To participate in the Duty Clinical Manager rota when on duty following supervision and when deemed competent.

  • To provide support to the ward team and management team in terms of clinical care delivery, general supervision and quality standards.

  • To ensure that standards of patient care are consistently maintained at all times in accordance with agreed operational policies and procedures as a skilled member of the nursing team.

  • To promote and safeguard the well-being and interests of all patients, employees and visitors.

  • To hold responsibility for the ward team in the absence of the ward sister or manager and for the provision of a high-quality clinical care environment to agreed standards and objective.

  • When necessary to ensure the hospital is closed securely at the weekends and the correct channels of communication are in place for incoming calls to the hospital.

  • To assist with implementation, monitoring and evaluating standards of care.

  • To provide support and guidance for members of staff.

  • To ensure that hospital operational policies are maintained and complied with and to advise staff of any amendments considered desirable.

  • To ensure that all Health & Safety policies and procedures are read, understood and complied with as far as reasonably practicable.

  • To assist in the setting and maintenance of clinical standards and implementation of clinical audits.

  • To delegate tasks appropriately in relation to an individual’s skills, competence and patient needs always ensuring adequate resources are available.

  • Provide senior cover during weekends and on night duty.

  • To maintain professional conduct within the standard and framework provided by the Nursing & Midwifery Code.

  • To ensure appropriate skill mix within the wards according to resources and clinical needs including rota formation.

  • To work with staff to ensure the ward environment is conducive to continuing education and training programmes.

  • To participate in the programme of continuing education and training for all ward staff as required

  • To monitor the practice of the extended role of qualified staff

  • To participate in the induction programme for all newly appointed ward staff as required

  • To facilitate the management of change within the ward areas whether clinical or management in nature

  • To keep up to date with clinical and professional developments in nursing and to attend relevant study sessions in accordance with NMC guidelines.

  • To ensure that appropriate systems for the recording and distribution of information relating to patient charges are maintained.

  • To assist the staff in monitoring stock levels of ward medications and consumables


  • Registered Nurse – Adult.

  • Substantial post-registration acute surgical nursing experience – minimum 4 years at Band 5 or equivalent level.

  • Excellent problem-solving ability and confident decision maker.

  • Ability to flex shifts in line with department workload essential.

  • Post-registration specialty course / qualification.

  • Team leadership / management experience.

  • Previous experience within Private Healthcare.

  • Teaching and Assessing / Mentorship qualification.


  • Pension Scheme.

  • Life Assurance.

  • Good value restaurant at Weymouth Street Hospital.

  • Cycle to work scheme.

  • Season ticket loan.

  • Employee discount at our health facilities.

  • Annual leave.

  • Annual summer and Christmas parties.

  • Career development.

  • Refer a friend scheme.

The Clinic is in walking distance of; Baker Street, Regent’s Park, Great Portland Street and Bond Street and is surrounded by a variety of shops and restaurants.

If this opportunity sounds like it would be the perfect fit for you then please apply and we will do the rest!