Staff Nurse

  • NHS
  • Full Time
  • Truro

Job Description

Make a difference to each patient’s experience of the NHS.

This is your chance of a lifetime to be part of something big!

Want to make a real difference? Interested in working in an exciting Level 2 higher care area?

We have a fantastic opportunity for a registered nurse to join our well established team. You will be working for Specialist Medicine on a busy 21 bedded ward which includes a 6 bedded Level 2 higher care unit.

Wellington Ward cares for both the chronic and the most acute respiratory patients at the Royal Cornwall Hospital. An often busy ward, working as part of a team is critical. We have a dynamic and forward thinking multidisciplinary team that you will be an active member of. You will be expected to provide a high standard of care to your patients, gaining clinical support, guidance and supervision on a daily basis.

Wellington Ward cares for a broad range of patients with differing respiratory needs and often complex chronic conditions, such as cystic fibrosis, type 2 respiratory failure, COPD to acute chest trauma. The types of nursing activities that you will be involved in are: non-invasive ventilation, nasal high flow oxygen, chest drain management, tracheostomy care, chest trauma and pain management, including caring for patients with ESP and PCAs, porta-caths and midlines. You will work closely with our respiratory nurse specialist team who specialise in NIV, CF and asthma and COPD.

We are very proud of our team working, with a consultant led medical team, nursing, therapies and visiting specialties such as Trauma and Anaesthetics we value each member and recognise the contributions they make to patient care. We are an innovative and forward thinking team and frequently participate in new trials and projects, enabling us to have real influence in developments across the trust.

We pride ourselves on being able to deliver excellent care not only to those sick patients who require level 2 high care, but also supporting patients with their daily activities, rehabilitation goals and discharge plans, through to their end of life care.

If you are a positive and enthusiastic person who wants to ensure the highest of quality in nursing care then we want you! Come join our friendly, caring and high achieving team.

This is a full-time role for 37.5 hours per week (long days, nights and weekends). However part-time hours would also be considered.

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rebecca Shuttleworth, Ward Sister on tel: 01872 252102 or email: [email protected]


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