Surgical Division

The world renowned Division of Surgery at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is at the forefront of development and research in nationwide surgical care and treatment. We provide excellent, safe, holistic care to all our patients who attend from the local community, regional and tertiary referral centres. Holding the patient at the heart of everything we do and enabling everyone to see their connection to the patient experience is fundamental to our success.

Our journey to become the first Magnet hospital in the United Kingdom has been officially launched and the Surgery Division is well positioned to achieve excellence. We have a programme of Shared Governance which places power and autonomy in the hands of frontline nurses in a bottom up rather than top down decision making process. Staff are trained and supported to fulfil the roles within the Shared governance council, which is a great developmental opportunity; we have had many staff that has progressed and developed through this process. Magnet is ultimately a roadmap for success, with its principles leading both to initial accreditation and ongoing sustainable world renowned nursing excellence, that’s local to our community in and around Nottingham. It is fantastic news that we are able to commence our magnet journey, as we are one of the few trusts to have been recognised by magnet as achieving the high standards to even commence our journey.

Magnet Domains:

The specialties within the Division of Surgery are located across the Queens Medical Centre (QMC), City and Ropewalk campuses and we offer excellent opportunities for our teams in Outpatient, Inpatient and theatres settings. The diverse specialities consist of a wide range of services for emergency and elective patients across both campuses. We have many career and developmental opportunities within Surgery which incorporates head to toe specialty learning:

Surgical Division Nursing Specialties – for more information click on the links below
Clinical Nutrition Unit Neurological and Spinal Rehabilitation unit
Colo-rectal Surgery Neurospinal post-op unit
Elective Orthopaedics Neurosciences
Elective Orthopaedic Theatres Orthopaedic Trauma
Elective Orthopaedic Admissions Lounge Short Stay Emergency Surigcal admission ward
Endoscopy Spinal Ward
Gastroenterology Surgical Triage Unit
Head and Neck Thoracic Surgery
Hepatobilliary surgical ward Upper GI surgery
Major Trauma Unit Vascular

Career development and newly qualified support:

The Division is committed to providing a culture of development and learning. We know that a workforce who feel confident and competent to deliver safe high quality care to patients improve our patients experience and outcomes and also leads to job satisfaction and belonging within the work place.

All the areas within the Division of Surgery provide a period of supernumerary time working alongside a named preceptor. We follow the Trust-wide preceptorship pathway and offer a Surgical and local induction programme as well as speciality specific foundation programmes. In addition to this we also offer leadership development programmes, clinical supervision and coaching. Working in Surgery will provide you with the opportunities to consolidate your skills post qualification providing an educational, supportive and professional approach to your career or equally provide an experienced nurse an opportunity to develop within this exciting division.

We have an enthusiastic and dedicated education team consisting of an Assistant Divisional Nurse for staff development, practice development nurses and clinical educators/support workers who are passionate about education and developing our staff. There are excellent opportunities for career development and to work in a multi-disciplinary team alongside dietitians, speech and language therapists, doctors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and psychologists. There will be lots of opportunities to get involved across the division – with link roles, projects, shadowing, Shared Governance etc.

We will give you every opportunity to develop yourself and to influence your practice and the care you deliver to our patients. Within the division there will always be ways for you to gain new experiences and skills and fulfill your career aspirations. There are fantastic opportunities within the Surgical Division such as rotations, secondments, working closely with the staff development teams, clinical nurse fellow posts, specialist posts, leadership posts, project posts, you can move between wards in Surgery if you fancy a change, which you may want to take advantage of in the future. Our focus is always excellent standards of care for our patients, providing them with a good patient experience. We work closely as a multidisciplinary team and constantly focus on how we can improve our services for our patients and colleagues.

If you would like an informal visit or discussion about career opportunities within the Surgical Division please contact the Surgical Practice Development Team who are happy to help via email or Phone: City campus 0115 9691169 ext. 76569 / Queens Medical Centre campus 0115 9249924 ext.65259