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Registered Nurse - Gynaecology

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Furness General Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 PA
Salary period
01/12/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, well-motivated newly qualified and experienced nurses Registered Nurses to join our Gynaecological Nursing team at Furness General Hospital. 

Based on Ward 1, you will participate in a fully integrated Gynaecological nursing service covering inpatients, day case surgery and outpatients, with internal rotation to night duty. 

Main duties of the job

We provide a Gynaecology Assessment Unit, Early Pregnancy Unit, and are looking to expand our Nurse led services.

We also have a responsibility to care for non Gynaecology In patients.

This service is developing and therefore you will need to be flexible and adaptable.

An interest in women’s health issues, good communication skills and a commitment to providing high standards of care are essential attributes for the post.

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.



Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/


Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • 1st Level Registered Nurse
  • Mentor qualification or willingness to Undertake the relevant teaching
  • IT skills(2)
Desirable criteria
  • Post registration clinical course appropriate to gynaecology/women's health field


Essential criteria
  • Working within a Multi disciplinary team
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience within a gynaecology/women's health field either as a qualified nurse or as a student nurse(2)

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable appropriate/specific clinical skills: to include basic life support skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Up to date knowledge of professional issues
  • Ability to respond rapidly to emergency situations
  • Willingness to undertake advanced competency skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbal
  • Understanding of current NHS issues
  • Knowledge of Governance, Incident Reporting and Risk Assessment
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching and mentoring skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Knowledge of contemporary Gynaecology services
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Linda Barker
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01229 870870
Additional information

Linda Barker - Ward Manager
Telephone: 01229 870870 (Extension 51505)