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Staff nurse – day case team

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 pa
07/11/2018 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and passionate Staff Nurse to join our Neuro day of surgery/ day case team within the Wessex Neurological Centre at UHS.


Neuro day of surgery comprises 2 areas which provide services to both neurosurgical and neurology patients.

Our neurosurgical patients are admitted here electively and prepared on the morning of their surgery. Staff within the day unit work closely with the surgeons, anaesthetists and their teams to ensure a smooth and efficient experience for patients. A significant amount of neuro surgery is able to be performed as a day case procedure; including awake craniotomy for tumour resection/biopsy, implantation of spinal cord stimulators, angiography, micro-vascular procedures for trigeminal neuralgia and many more. The day of surgery team are responsible for providing pre and post-operative care for these patients ensuring that any medical or nurse specialist reviews are undertaken and then safely discharging the patient with any advice needed.

The neurology day unit caters for a multitude of patients who attend for day case investigation or treatment of neurological disorders. Services include; providing a number of different infusions, a lumbar puncture clinic, assisting with plasma exchange and other day case procedures such as muscle biopsy.


In this role you will:

  • Be involved in the elective admissions of neurological and neurosurgical patients.
  • You will be involved in the preparation of the pre-op patient as well as providing post op care for those patients having day case procedures.
  • You will be involved in the administration of a number of IV drug infusion administered to a patients as day care procedures.
  • You will assist members of the medical team in carrying out procedures that are undertaken on the ward such as lumbar puncture, muscle biopsy and a range of other assessments.
  • You will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to be involved in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care and treatment patients.
  • You will proactively ensure that the MDT provide a joined up service, ensuring patients arrive to any pre-booked tests on time and ensuring that they are seen in a timely manner by the teams responsible for their care.

Specific training will be provided in house to ensure that a successful applicant would have all skills and knowledge needed to provide care in this area.


So, if you are:


  • Passionate about delivering high quality patient care
  • Motivated and forward thinking
  • Eager to develop your own clinical and management skills
  • Enjoy the challenge of working in a busy environment
  • Looking for a position which will challenge and stretch you
  • Want to be part of a focused, multidisciplinary team that delivers a high quality service


Then this is the post for you!


We support our staff, offering a huge variety of learning opportunities and support for career progression. When it comes to careers we are committed to developing yours. We support both professional and personal development, recognising its importance in delivering a quality service.


Our education, training and development team works alongside individuals and teams in practice. As well as in house training for the specific skills and knowledge needed to work in these areas, formal teaching sessions, study days and the Neuro Course will be available, as is advice on academic pathways and career planning.


There may also be the opportunity to attend external conferences that directly relate to the patient groups that we provide a service for with the day unit.


If you are interested in applying for this role, we would encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit.


Closing date for applications Wednesday 7 November. 

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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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