Band 5 Staff Nurse - Infectious Diseases

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Tropical Medicine and Infection Unit at the Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham for compassionate and enthusiastic Registered Nurses or soon to be qualified nurses to join our supportive and friendly team. We are a 47 bedded unit with dedicated and supportive staff that have an interest and passion in Tropical Medicine and Infection.

We are extremely passionate about getting it right for patients and their families and in order to achieve this we are looking to employ enthusiastic, motivated and compassionate Band 5 Registered Nurses. As a member of our team, you will work as an integral member of the multidisciplinary teams. Ward 28 is a busy and dynamic ward specialising in Infectious Diseases. Our team take care of patients with complex infections acquired in the community and healthcare settings. We have expertise in the management of resistant tuberculosis, complex HIV, viral hepatitis, orthopedic bone & joint infections and infections acquired during travel to tropical regions. We are currently one of the Covid 19 wards within the trust. This exciting role will offer passionate Band 5 Nurses a platform to develop their skills and knowledge in the area of Infectious Diseases.

Main duties of the job

You should be committed and passionate about providing a high standard of nursing care with a keen interest in achieving new skills. In return as a Band 5 Staff Nurse, you will have the opportunity to work with a supportive, friendly team who are passionate about making staff feel valued and motivated. We have an excellent supportive competency programme to facilitate the knowledge and skills needed to deliver high quality care, you will be provided with a structured band 5 competency programme as well as a variety of training opportunities, with a dedicated Clinical educator for the area.

The posts are both part time and full time positions to work up to 37.5 hours per week. Shifts consist of long days, early shifts/late shifts and night shifts.

PLEASE NOTE: If you a Band 5 staff nurse currently working for the trust and looking to move to another area, please go to http://uhbpolicies/documents/internal-lateral-transfer-of-post-holders.htm to access our transfer process

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Registered Adult Nurse on the NMC Register
  • *Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC



  • *Previous / recent experience or working in an acute secondary NHS care setting (can include student placements within the last 12 months )
  • *Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development/ competence
  • *Experience of working on own and in a team in a health care environment delegating to others within a team / providing supervision to others
  • *Willingness to become a practice supervisor / assessor to or meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for student supervision and assessment
  • *Understanding and knowledge of the NMC code of conduct
  • *Understanding of preceptorship and work based learning and assimilation of skills and knowledge
  • *Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context
  • *Understanding / experience of the principles of safeguarding and Mental Capacity
  • *Awareness of health and safety issues

Additional Criteria


  • *Demonstrate achievement of numeracy (including drug administration calculations) and literacy skills. Ability to read / write and speak , receive and understand instructions in English
  • *Good IT skills ability to record information electronically
  • *Competent in a range of clinical skills willingness to undertake expanded practices relevant to the scope of practice required
  • *Competent in managing the care of a group of patients / shift management and clinical leadership relevant to the practise setting
  • *Professional appearance
  • *Displays genuine interest in the post applied for and can articulate this when questioned
  • *Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • *Ability to communicate articulately others
  • *Caring and approachable
  • *Punctual
  • *Reliable
  • *Ability to work a varied shift pattern including nights / weekends unsocial hours where required
  • *The applicant can describe why the Trust may deploy him /her to a different practice setting for a span of duty

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