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Band 5 Staff Nurse - St Andrews Burns Intensive Care Unit

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 a year Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

We are looking for a Band 5 Staff Nurse to join our friendly team on the world renowned St. Andrews Centre Burns Intensive Care Unit where we provide care to our patients, both Adults and Paediatrics, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.

Existing ward experience can be built upon and new knowledge and skills can be learned and developed. We offer structured support supervised by our clinical facilitation team and Senior Nursing Team. Clinical progression is encouraged within our intensive care unit by our large friendly multi-disciplinary team. Informal visits are encouraged and recommended.

You will be required to demonstrate compassion and empathy in your approach to caring and should have relevant experience of caring for others, either through previous employment, education and training or voluntary work.

Your role will involve the care and treatment of very complex Burns / Medical Skin Loss patients who require Intensive and High Dependency Nursing Care.

Main duties of the job

You will ensure the NMC code of conduct is at the forefront of the teams nursing care and will be required to work closely with the multi-disciplinary teams to provide a high standard of individualised patient care, ensuring the patient experience is the best it can be.

You will Assess, plan, implement, evaluate and document holistic, high quality and individualised care, which respects patients' personal dignity and beliefs whilst maintaining and promoting effective communication within the care team and with colleagues, patients, relatives and visitors.

Your role is to maintain a safe working environment for patients, visitors and staff, participate in educational and professional development programmes, upholding the philosophy of evidence-based practice and maintain a professional profile and develop skills, knowledge and competencies adhering to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct, Trust Policies and Procedures and local competency frameworks.

You will lead by example and embed the Trusts values and behaviour in all aspects of the clinical environment and be able to demonstrate continuing professional development, reflecting individual needs, those of the team and the organisation.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are a well-led, high-performing and innovative organisation working in the best interests of the people we serve and our ambition is to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and well being of our patients, and provide a vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

You will be an ambassador for our Trust values, Kind, Professional, Positive, Team and will be involved in the holistic, individualized care of these critical, challenging and complex group of patients.

Please see the attached JD for further details.

Person Specification

Education & Qualification


  • NMC Registered


  • Demonstrable ward Nursing experience in an acute specialty
  • NHS experience

Knowledge & Experience


  • Demonstrate ability to provide high quality patient care


  • Previous experience of working as a qualified nurse in an acute health care setting

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