Band 6 Staff Nurse - ICU/ SHDU Royal Free Hospital

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
21 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to appoint passionate, enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic Band 6 Registered Nurses who are either at the start of developing their leadership skills post their ICU course or have substantial band 6 experience and are looking for their first junior sister/charge nurse post.In order to equip you with the correct knowledge, skills and attitude to become a competent and confident Band 6 critical care Registered Nurse we will provide you with:* Supernumerary orientation programme that will be individualised to your professional needs.* We will send you on an ILS course * We will help you develop your leadership skills with our in house programme and support you to attend various NHS Leadership Courses.* We also offer a postgraduate Liver Course that is 15 level 6 credits. As you can see we are committed to developing and supporting a modern career frame work for our Nurses in critical care .and you will be supported every step of your critical care career pathway by our Clinical Practice education team and senior team.Applicants must be NMC Registered RGN, have a critical care course , relevant ICU experience , experience in teaching and mentoring, excellent communication skills and able to manage total patient care and work independently.

Main duties of the job

The main duties for this role are described in detail in the job description and person specification document, that is attached to this vacancy. Please ensure to read through to further your understanding of the role.

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


To be responsible for the unsupervised assessment of patient care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of plans of care, ensuring high standards of evidence based care using a defined model of care.

To undertake all nursing procedures in accordance with Trust policies and ensure that these procedures and policies are understood and adhered to by all staff, within own management responsibility.

To communicate with patients and significant others with empathy and reassurance regarding, assessment, care and treatment.

To maintain accurate and comprehensive nursing records using appropriate documentation.

To facilitate early discharge planning enabling appropriate arrangements to be in place for patients leaving hospital, making referrals and providing information to community services, as required, in order to achieve a safe and timely discharge from hospital.

Ensure safe custody and administration of drugs according to The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust policy and procedures, including intravenous medication where appropriate.

Supervise junior staff, or unqualified staff, in all aspects of care. Ensure that staff has the knowledge, skills and resources to carry out care delegated to them.

To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to promote good communication and a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.

To participate in the audit of the principles of the Essence of Care benchmarking process, and implement the action plans as required.

To ensure that the departmental co-ordinators are updated with clinical developments.

Implement safe working practices as required by the Health & Safety at Work Act.

To work with Lead and Senior Nurses, Bed Managers, Admissions and Infection Control to ensure optimal bed utilisation.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & Qualifications


  • 1st or 2nd level registration
  • Intensive Care Course


  • Mentorship Course

Skills & Aptitudes


  • Demonstrate ability to manage a group of ITU patients independently
  • Teaching and Mentoring Skills
  • Evidence of recent self development ideally Diploma/Degree

Personal Qualities


  • Approachable
  • Work within a team
  • Effectively mentor junior members of staff
  • Professional attitude
  • Good time keeping



  • Be up to date with the changes and development in nursing and relevant specialist practice
  • To keep abreast of updated clinical practice, help to establish an active learning environment within the unit.
  • To maintain a safe clinical environment conducive to patient care

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 Site

Pond Street



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