Band 5 Staff Nurse - ITU / SHDU Royal Free

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is an International leader in Enhanced Recovery for Liver transplantation. We are one of two national centres for Infectious Diseases of High Consequence, and one of seven National Liver Transplant Centres. In both waves of the COVID pandemic, we were amongst the best in the country for outcomes. We aspire to be National Leaders in Clinical research, being allied to UCL, the Liver Institute and the new Pears building development, home of the UCL Institute for Immunity and Transplantation.

We care for a fascinating and diverse cohort of medical and surgical patients including hepatology, infectious disease, cardiac, rheumatology and we are a specialist surgical centre for Hepatobiliary, Vascular and Renal surgery.

The Royal Free and Barnet Critical Care teams are looking to recruit experienced Band 5 Nurses who have significant Critical Care experience. Successful candidates will undertake our Band 5 to 6 development programme.Successful candidates will undertake the:- Royal Free London NHS Trust Adult Intensive Care Course which is fully accredited with the University of Greenwich ( 30 level 6 credits) and the Intermediate Life Support Course- Band 5 to 6 transition programme** Transition to Band 6 only once agreed competences are met- Opportunity to rotate between both ICU'sWe support flexible working.

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


  • First level registration



  • 1st level registration
  • Acute Nursing experience
  • Proven acute ward experience after qualifying

Skills & Aptitudes


  • Manage total patient care with support
  • Team work and personal skills
  • Ability to recognise/handle stress

Personal Qualities


  • Approachable
  • Behave in a professional manner at all times
  • Be a team player
  • Supportive to all the members of the team



  • To act as an effective role model
  • Evidence of recent self- development

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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