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Newly Qualified Nurse, Specialist Medicine

Barts Health NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year per annum inc
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Specialist Medicine has plenty of areas of interest where you can learn and develop your skills and professional development. We offer excellent support with preceptorship as a standard and many courses to specialize in.

Our areas include Endocrine, Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Respiratory, Acute Care of the Elderly, Stroke and Cardiology. You will need to be compassionate, excellent communicator, have high standards of care and demonstrate qualities within all our WECARE Trust Values.

There has never been more exciting time to join us so please apply!

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of a consistently high standard of care to meet patient needs and Unit objectives.

The post holder must demonstrate clinical expertise in the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care using an holistic approach.

The post holder must possess fundamental management and facilitation skills in order to co-ordinate and supervise the activity of Unit staff, promote multi-disciplinary working and foster a supportive, learning environment.In the absence of the Sister/Charge Nurse the post holder will assume responsibility for the effective operation of the Unit.

As a Registered Nurse the post holder is expected to consistently act in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Demonstrates and maintains competence in the criteria required for entry to the NMC register
  • Implements and evaluates care using an holistic approach, in partnership with patient, careers and multidisciplinary team
  • Is able to interpret clinical data/patients condition and initiate action to prevent critical deterioration
  • Plans discharge requirements on admission, making early referrals and completing documentation accordingly
  • Co-ordinates team activity as necessary to promote early treatment, discharge or transfer
  • Is able to make decisions and carry out nursing responsibilities with sound clinical knowledge/judgment, rationale, safety and speed
  • Able to maintain calm approach during periods of high activity and in emergency situations

Person Specification



  • Relevant Acute Care Hospital placement as a Student Nurse
  • Third Year Adult Student Nurse nearing completion of studies



  • Delegation skills, resource management
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • IT skills
  • Clinical expertise, able to work on own initiative and sound decision making
  • Safe practitioner in the administration of medicines
  • Willing to/evidence of expanded clinical skills - IV drug administration, cannulation, phlebotomy etc.
  • Effective communication skills and courteous attitude with patients, relatives and MDT, promoting team building and good working relations
  • Neat and coherent written skills, attention to detail



  • Aware of cultural and social influences on health and importance of respecting diversity and differences
  • Current nursing practice developments and NHS reforms
  • Understanding of research and its application to practice
  • Bart's Health Trust Values



  • oAdult Registered Nurse Diploma/Degree



  • Awareness of own limitations, realism in own abilities
  • Commitment to/evidence of continuing professional development
  • Flexible, adaptable and confident
  • Has a good work attendance (sickness /absence) record
  • Willing to work a flexible shift pattern, including different times of the day, night and weekend
  • Sufficient to perform the duties of the post with any aids and adaptations
  • Willingness to work towards nurse-led practice initiatives and advanced skills
  • Professional comportment and demeanor

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Newham University Hospital


E13 8SL

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