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Staff Nurse - ICU

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, committed and motivated Registered Nurse to join our Intensive Care Team on a full time basis. Newham University Hospital's Critical Care Unit is a 12 bedded Intensive Care Unit . Work is in progress here in building a state of the art Intensive Care unit.

If you are committed to contributing to a team delivering an excellent Critical Care service, and serious about pursuing a career within critical care, you will find this a very rewarding job. You will be joining an enthusiastic, friendly and motivated multidisciplinary team.

You will need to have at least six months acute hospital experience in UK since qualifying.

Main duties of the job

The aim of this post is to develop ICU nurses within the clinical area. The post holder will provide direct care to critically ill patients under the supervision of senior colleagues whilst acquiring and developing the specialist skills and knowledge to meet the needs of this patient group.

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

  • To provide a high standard of nursing care to meet the needs of patients in intensive care with supervision and support from senior colleagues
  • To identify clinical changes in patients and make safe and appropriate decisions in partnership with senior colleagues, seeking timely advice whenever necessary
  • With decreasing levels of supervision the nurse will plan, implement and evaluate care based on our model of nursing ensuring that the needs of each individual patient are addressed
  • Be responsible for the accurate recording of clinical observations and data relating to patients in ICU, ensuring that progress is maintained and reviewed.
  • Be able to present and discuss relevant issues with senior colleagues and the multi-disciplinary team
  • To communicate with patients and families with empathy and reassurance regarding assessment, care and treatment.
  • Recognise when situations are beyond own scope of competence and inform the shift leader promptly

Person Specification



  • Minimum of six months recent acute experience
  • Evidence of mentoring and development of staff



  • Demonstrate an ability to listen and comprehend
  • Propose service developments
  • Ability to prioritise and organize workload
  • Ability to manage potentially difficult situations
  • Ability to plan, deliver and evaluate interventions and/or treatments Ability to develop own skills and knowledge
  • Physiological assessment of acutely unwell patient

Knowledge/ Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse or equivalent with live NMC registration
  • Recognized teaching and assessing qualification



  • Personal and people development
  • Patient focused - committed to ensuring a positive hospital experience for patients and the relatives/carers
  • Awareness of current professional issues
  • Understanding of critical care
  • Ability to support and mentor learners



  • Demonstrate a positive welcoming approach
  • Ability to be supportive and empathetic
  • To be able to communicate information in a timely, concise and accurate manner

Specific requirements


  • The post involves internal rotation from long days to nights.
  • The role requires working within a designated area at an individual bed space which may be restricted by equipment. The post holder will need to be able to respond quickly to emergency situations in all areas of the unit.
  • Sufficient to perform the duties of the post with any aids and adaptations

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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