Band 5 Staff Nurse Urology/Surgery

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year £29,057 - £36,134 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
21 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Royal Free London NHS trust is a leading academic and tertiary referral centre for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), transplantation, dialysis, nephrology and urology - now one of the largest renal and urology units in the UK. We deliver some of the best outcomes nationally within kidney transplantation. We are a dynamic multidisciplinary team - our world class care values are at the forefront of all that we do.An exciting opportunity exists to join our team working within our 22 bedded urology ward.

We are seeking a dynamic, motivated Registered Nurse to join our team as a Band 5 staff nurse. You must possess the ability to work flexibly, prioritising the needs of our patients effectively and communicating clearly. You will be required to demonstrate commitment to excellent patient experience, in line with the Trust World Class Care Values, and in support of our patients.

Main duties of the job

5EB has 22 beds and accepts acute urology patients, with the reconfiguration of the Royal Free London incorporating the Barnet and Chase Farm sites.The urology team at the Royal Free can offer valuable support and development coordinated through our Clinical Practice Educators, available for each ward area. There is also a wealth of support provided from the senior nursing team, urology nurse specialists and the Consultant Surgeons. This will start with your comprehensive induction and orientation, and continue with access to formal and informal study sessions and development days, including simulation training. Further university accredited courses are available. A Trust preceptorship programme is available to all newly qualified staff. There are many interesting opportunities for further career development with renal services at the Royal Free.The Royal Free is located within an attractive part of London, with easy access to transport train, bus or tube. We can offer on site accommodation, on site leisure facilities and nursery places. Many of our staff commute from outer London and beyond.Should you be shortlisted for this role you will be invited to an assessment day at the Royal Free Hospital. An assessment day involves a 2 stage interview process (literacy and numeracy test followed by face to face interviews) - please ensure you are available for the whole day.

We support flexible working.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & Qualifications


  • First level registration
  • Evidence of recent and ongoing professional development


  • Post qualification in relevant speciality
  • Recognized teaching or mentorship qualification or working towards



  • Post registration experience working in an acute hospital setting
  • Awareness of current professional nursing issues
  • Demonstrates sound knowledge of infection control standards
  • Demonstrates understanding of the importance of audit/quality

Skills & Aptitudes


  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload
  • Proven communication skills and ability to negotiate
  • Skilled in use of computer/key board
  • Ability to supervise registered and unregistered staff
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Knowledge of risk management
  • Ability to lead change and service improvement
  • Aware of quality and safety standards and ward audit requirements
  • To maintain a safe clinical environment conducive to patient care

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and solve problems
  • Ability to work as a team and form professional relationships with colleagues
  • Enthusiastic and assertive
  • Adaptable to change
  • Diplomatic and calm
  • to be flexible and approachable
  • Ability to work rotating shifts

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

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free

Pond street



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