Senior Staff Nurse

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£28,313 to £34,094 a year per annum plus HCA
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and experienced Senior Staff Nurse who is passionate about delivering compassionate high quality nursing care. The role is part time, equivalent to 30 hours per week, and 120 hours a month

Ward 23 is an Acute Medical ward, and receives admissions from the Emergency Department. As a result, the ward is busy therefore the ideal candidate would require resilience. The successful candidate must be able to take charge of a shift, liaise and communicate with other members of the multi-disciplinary team with the aim of providing optimum patient safety and care.

The post is challenging and ideal candidates should be interested in leadership and acting as a role model to junior staff. The ideal candidate should be innovative and have the ability to think and plan for the long term.

One would ideally need to have 2 years minimum as Band 5, and developmental opportunities will be offered in line with the knowledge and skills framework

If you have what it takes and up for a challenge we would love to hear from you

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the planning, provision of delivery of an effective, 24 hour nursing service for a busy short stay ward. The post holder will lead a team to ensure the provision of high quality, safe and effective care, focused on improving the experience and outcomes for patients and their families throughout their admission to discharge. You will hold responsibility for a defined clinical area and be the key contact for the multidisciplinary team.

To be a role model for all staff and ensure that the ward environment is a safe and effective learning area for staff and student nurses.

To be an advanced clinical practitioner and support and direct the educational and training needs of the nursing team to enable the provision of a patient focused, evidence/ research based nursing service.

About us

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is a community focused provider of local and acute care, providing high quality services to over one million people living across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley. With a turnover of around �700 million, we provide services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, University Hospital Lewisham and a range of community settings in Lewisham. We also provide some services at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup.

As an organisation, we've made significant improvements for patients and staff in the last two and-a-half years. This is reflected in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection (from February 2020), which found improvements across the organisation and gave us an improved rating of Good in the Well-Led and Effective domains, in addition to the rating of Good that we had already achieved in the Caring domain. Our staff culture change programme has been key to the Trust's improvement journey, as we've stabilised our workforce by reducing vacancy rates and improving staff retention. We've also significantly increased the representation of minority ethnic leaders across our clinical and corporate teams.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate a high standard of nursing care incorporating research/ evidence-based practice as appropriate.

Ensure the provision of specialist advice, support and health information to patients and their carers in order to promote a health-based service.

Practice in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and other appropriate guidelines.

Ensure the safe administration and custody of drugs in accordance with National and hospital policies and guidelines.

Develop and maintain effective and adequate channels of communication between patients, relatives, medical and ward staff.

Promote and assist in maintaining a safe and pleasant environment for patients, visitors and staff

Person Specification

Educational Qualifications


  • 1st level registration with NMC
  • Experience or working in an acute medical setting.
  • ENB 998 or equivalent.


  • Post graduate Degree/Diploma/certificate in leadership
  • Evidence of continuing professional development to a degree level or willing to achieve.



  • At least 24 months post registration and experience
  • Supervisory experience and management of a nursing team.
  • Teaching and leadership experience within a clinical environment.
  • Evidence of acting as a change agent and role model.


  • Previous experience of leading change.
  • Has participated in clinical audits

Knowledge and Skills


  • Good understanding of the concepts of clinical governance and shared governance including evidence based practice.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of effective risk management
  • Can demonstrate the principles of effective budget management.


  • Evidence of ability to manage change and motivate staff.
  • Knowledge and understanding of NICE, and NHS guidance for medical cases and leadership

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

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Stadium Road


SE18 4QH

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