Band 5 Registered Nurse - All Specialties (Bank and Permanent Posts)

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
14 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Currently the Luton and Dunstable Hospital has a number of exciting opportunities for acute registered nurses (bank and permanent), both experienced and newly qualified, across the Trust. You may also be a nurse returning after a career break.

In exchange for your commitment to help us provide the best care we can, we can offer you the following:
  • Access to university courses
  • A variety of onsite training, both clinical and non-clinical
  • Regular appraisals
  • Assistance with revalidation
  • Staff benefits include:
  • Onsite dedicated staff parking
  • Access to childcare
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • Flexible working options
  • 10 mins drive to Luton Airport and nearest train station

The L& D is a fun and forward thinking Trust. We are looking for acute nurses who might be qualifying this year or maybe an acute registered nurse who wants to return after a career break.

If you are shortlisted you will be invited to assessment and interview. Please see sample assessment exercise attached so that you can prepare.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide a high standard of nursing care by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of patient care. To work closely with the department / ward manager and multi-disciplinary team members in monitoring and maintaining policies, standards of nursing care, staff and service development within the department / ward environment.To carry out all relevant forms of care under supervision and when proficient demonstrate procedures of care supervise junior qualified and / or unqualified staff including student nurses whilst maintaining a safe working environment.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder must be able to actively demonstrate and proactively deliver effective and personal care, which is safe for the patients, in a calm and compassionate manner to every patient, every time. This should be at the core of all planning which actively involves the patient and where appropriate, their relatives /carers. With the ability to escalate areas of interprofessional and multiagency care concerns to the ward manager, Matron or Deputy/Chief Nurse in a timely manner.

Person Specification



  • Current Registered Nurse with the NMC or working towards
  • Degree in Nurse related specialty or working towards


  • Mentorship or teaching qualification



  • Experience of working in an acute hospital setting
  • Evidence of further education, training and on-going learning


  • Knowledge of clinical effectiveness, research and audit



  • Ability to use computers and software such as Word/Excel or the equivalent


  • Venepuncture
  • Cannulation
  • Competent in the administration of intravenous medication

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

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust

Lewsey Road



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