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Senior Staff Nurse - Band 6 - ICU

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,503 a year Incl HCAS
Closing date
23 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time


Intensive Care Unit

Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse


Our Intensive Care Unit has a dynamic, collaborative and effective MDT approach to patient care. The specialities that we manage include hepatobiliary, upper gastrointestinal, gynae-oncology, urology, maxilla-facial patients together with emergency medical and surgical admissions.

We have our own patient gym to actively rehabilitate patients. Our pro-active research team co-ordinate the departments involvement in a number of national trials

Main duties of the job

As a Band 6 Senior Staff nurse, you will need to be an enthusiastic, innovative and self -motivated individual who is passionate about providing high quality care to all. You will support staff to deliver safe, high quality and effective patient care that is responsive to the needs of our patients and their families, and be able to work well in a team.

We will provide a dynamic environment for learning and professional development. Supported by an enthusiastic Senior Management Team, the unit is responsive to speciality modernisation programmes at local network and national network levels. We offer an induction programme, supported by our clinical practice development facilitator.

Applicants must have

A relevant first degree undergraduate, or equivalent level of education and experience

ENB 100 or equivalent specialist critical care course qualification

Preferred is an NMC recognised Practice Supervisor qualification

For further information or an informal discussion, please do not hesitate to contact the Critical Care Matron, Sue Herson, on Bleep 0207, Ext 6731, or Lead Nurse Jackie Yeruva Ext 0210.

About us

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder as a registered, accountable and autonomous nurse to act in the best interests of your patients at all times and take personal responsibility for your actions and decisions.

To show expertise in all aspects of nursing care from a patients admission to discharge, which facilitates clinical practice development.

Responsibilities include delivering evidence based centered care incorporating assessment, planning, implementing and supervising safe and compassionate care. Evaluation of the effectiveness of this care, according to Trust policies and procedures maintaining associated records.

The post holder will assist the Senior Sister in the management of staff including appraisal and supervision of learners, providing advice and support to patients, relatives and members of the multi-disciplinary team. Utilising clinical audit, research, supervision of practice and teaching, they will monitor and improve standards of care by efficient and effective use of resources and liaise with the Senior Sister at all times.

They will provide leadership on the Trusts values and behaviours.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse part 1 or 12.
  • Demonstrates professional updating of knowledge in past one/two years
  • Registered Nurse with current UK NMC Pin Number, Intensive Care Course at 60 credit (University) and Teaching and Assessing ENB 998, City & Guilds 730, D32/33 A1 NVQ Assessors Award or equivalent.


  • Intensive Care Course.
  • Teaching equivalent ENB 998 or City & Guilds 730 or equivalent.
  • First degree.
  • D32/33 A1 NVQ Assessors Award.
  • Relevant experience in acute setting. Demonstrates professional updating of knowledge in past one/two years



  • Experience at Band 5 or above within acute hospital setting
  • Can demonstrate up-to-date clinical credibility / competence
  • Evidence of advanced skills in practice i.e. iv additives, cannulation and venepuncture
  • Knowledge and understanding of current issues in acute
  • NHS setting
  • Knowledge of clinical governance issues such as complaints handling, clinical risk management.
  • Evidence of research based practice


  • Clinical audit
  • Evidence in changing practice and project management

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Egerton Road




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