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Nurse Band 6

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,503 a year INCLUDING 5% HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

Job summary

Our Intensive Care Unit has a dynamic, collaborative and effective MDT approach to patient care. The specialities that we manage include hepatobiliary, upper gastrointestinal, gynae-oncology, urology, maxilla-facial patients together with emergency medical and surgical admissions.

We have our own patient gym to actively rehabilitate patients. Our pro-active research team co-ordinate the departments involvement in a number of national trials.

You will be an enthusiastic, innovative and self -motivated individual who is passionate about providing high quality care to all. Delivering safe, high quality and effective patient care that is responsive to the needs of our patients and their families.

We will provide a dynamic environment for learning and professional development. Supported by an enthusiastic Senior Management Team, the unit is responsive to speciality modernisation programmes at local network and national network levels. We offer an induction programme, supported by our clinical practice development facilitator.

Applicants must have:

A relevant first degree (undergraduate), or equivalent level of education and experience

ENB 100 or equivalent specialist critical care course qualification

Preferred is an NMC recognised Practice Supervisor qualification

For further information or an informal discussion, please do not hesitate to contact the Critical Care Matron, Jackie Yeruva, or Susie Gibbon on Bleep 0210, 0207 Ext 6731.

Main duties of the job

To be an integral part of the critical care team. To facilitate improvement in the quality of healthcare for patients. To help provide a conducive working and learning environment, supporting and educating junior staff. To support the senior sister to promote evidence based nursing practice within the ward. The post holder will be expected to actively involved in the provision of exemplary care with the department, in accordance with the Trust strategy and vision.

About us

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Tasks:

To provide high quality, research based, nursing care that is patient and family focused.

To act as an advisor and role model to less experienced nurses, ensuring appropriate care is planned, implemented and evaluated.

To support the senior sister in the management and facilitation of the development of staff creating an effective team.

To take responsibility for identified management/professional/clinical areas and projects under the direction of the senior ward sister.

To foster a multidisciplinary approach to patient care in line with Clinical Governance

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Clinical

1.1 To ensure high quality, research based, individualised patient care is maintained at all times.

1.2 To provide a problem solving approach to patient care

1.3 To work effectively and collaboratively on discharge planning with all members of the multidisciplinary team and interested agencies

1.4 To act as an advisor and role model to less experienced staff.

1.5 To exercise professionalism at all times.

1.6 To support the clinical governance processes at department level ensuring the quality of the fundamental and essential aspects of care including use of Essence of Care Benchmarking.

2 Managerial

2.1 To work with the senior sister to ensure the efficient use of allocated resources.

2.2 To ensure the effective utilisation of staff.

2.3 To support the senior sister in managerial issues, taking the lead for agreed areas and projects.

2.4 To support Individualised Performance Review and objective setting for staff, identifying training and development needs.

2.5 To ensure clinical and managerial records are maintained in accordance with current guidelines.

2.6 To ensure that the environment and staff comply with Health and Safety, infection Control and COSHH regulations and that Trust policies and procedures are followed correctly.

2.7 To promote excellent communications within the department and multidisciplinary team and to be responsible for appropriate communication structures being in place.

2.8 To ensure that incidents and accidents are reported according to Trust policy and that appropriate clinical risk management structures are in place developing action plans and demonstrating evidence of resulting practice development.

2.9 To promote a culture that anticipates and addresses any patients concerns before they become a complaint.

2.10 Investigate complaints; prepare responses and action plans, implementing actions as agreed.

2.11 To act as a change agent to promote innovation ensuring practice developments are evidence based.

2.12 To encourage staff and maintain high standards of personal and professional conduct and performance, participating in the disciplinary procedure according to Trust policy.

2.13 To be aware of the broader Trust wide issues and resources, work as part of the managerial team of the care group.

2.14 To effectively manage the department environment ensuring that there is appropriate liaison with other departments and good utilisation of resources.

2.15 To utilise supernumerary time to further develop the nursing team, to identify ways of improving service delivery

2.16 To ensure patient and carers views are actively sought and fed back into the appropriate communication link

2.17 To liaise with PDR leads to discuss issues and developments relating to the department.

2.18 To participate in the Trusts clinical, professional and managerial meetings and committees relevant to the service.

3 Teaching, Training and Research

3.1 To ensure the department provides a positive learning environment for students, staff, patients and their families.

3.2 To ensure positive and appropriate links with the University of Surrey, particularly in regard to clinical placements and other continuous development opportunities.

3.3 To manage study leave in accordance with trust policy, ensuring equity of opportunity, promoting professional development, which is responsive to service need.

3.4 Ensure staff are trained to use equipment within the ward area and that equipment training records are maintained.

3.5 To actively seek to improve practice through the application of research and participate in the clinical audit activities within the unit and the Trust.

4 Professional

4.1 To maintain and develop ones own professional knowledge and expertise to meet PREP and the jobs requirements.

4.2 To actively share knowledge and expertise and contribute to the Trust as a whole

4.3 To delegate appropriate responsibilities to enhance individuals level of practice and professional development

4.4 To reflect as a practitioner, learning from experience and to promote reflective practices within the ward.

4.5 To participate within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct at all times

4.6 To contribute to the development of the profession within the Trust, participating in projects, committees and meetings as agreed.

5 General

The Royal Surrey County Hospital is a dynamic organisation, consequently in discussion with the post holder; this job description may be altered from time to time.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse part 1 or 12
  • Relevant experience in acute setting
  • Intensive Care Course
  • Demonstrates professional updating of knowledge in past one/two years


  • Teaching equivalent ENB 998 or City & Guilds 730 or equivalent
  • First degree
  • D32/33 [A1]NVQ Assessors Award



  • Experience at Band 5 or above within acute hospital setting
  • Can demonstrate up-to-date clinical credibility / competence
  • Evidence of advanced skills in practice i.e. iv additives, cannulation and venepuncture
  • Knowledge and understanding of current issues in acute
  • NHS setting
  • Knowledge of clinical governance issues such as complaints handling, clinical risk management.
  • Evidence of research based practice


  • Clinical audit
  • Evidence in changing practice and project management



  • Organised
  • Good communicator (good written and verbal skills)
  • Good listener
  • Teaching / presentation
  • Excellent leadership, assessment and prioritising skills
  • Clinical skills of venepuncture, cannulation, , IV drug administration
  • IT literacy
  • Professional in approach (punctual, reliable, trustworthy, inspires confidence)
  • Team player
  • Enthusiastic
  • Can meet deadlines
  • Mature personality
  • Innovative
  • Good work attendance
  • Flexible to provide 24 hour service


  • Self-confident

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