Band 5 Staff Nurse - Stroke & Neurology

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
Ward 6 South is seeking a motivated Band 5 Staff Nurses to join our exciting multidisciplinary team.6 South is a 28 bedded ward that provide care to patients with a variety of interesting neurological conditions and patients who require rehabilitation following their acute stroke. We are a recognised regional specialist center and receive referrals from all over UK and abroad.Some of our patients require tracheostomy and CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) care, and we will ensure that you will receive training in these specialist skills. You will have the support of our experienced band 6& 7 nursing team, therapists, doctors and colleagues. We run weekly ward teaching sessions and keen to provide more on other specialties.We are looking for nurses that have an interest in working in this specialised and rewarding area, to join our team. We want nurses who are highly motivated and passionate about delivering high quality care in accordance with our world class care values.This is an excellent opportunity to develop your clinical knowledge and skills.

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

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care throughappropriate frameworks, including safe effective arrangements for discharge, underpinned by Trust values.

Assist members of the team in the co-ordination of the clinical activities

Use clinical standards to participate in the process of monitoring the quality of care delivered. Act to ensure that nursing practice is of the highest standard, in line with Trust and CQC standards.

Supply and/or administer medication safely in line with Trust medicines policy.

Assess and support patients with adherence and understanding of theirmedication, advise on the promotion of health and prevention of illness

Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the education of the patient and theirsignificant others

Assist with the evaluation of care and initiate any action required, for example liaising with the multidisciplinary team of doctors as appropriate

Review the effectiveness of the nursing care provided and initiate any action that may be required

Undertake any reasonable and relevant clinical or non-clinical functionscommensurate with their banding.

Recognise and act on situations that may be detrimental to the health andwell-being of the individual

Co-ordinate and support other members of the caring team who may beresponsible for implementing specific aspects of nursing care.

Investigate and report accidents, incidents and losses and provide initialsupport for the member of staff or patient involved, in line with Trust policy.

Take on extra duties/responsibilities as delegated and agreed by thedepartment/ ward manager or senior staff nurse, within their capability /limitations.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & Qualifications


  • Degree / Diploma
  • Registered Nurse on the NMC register. Holds appropriate level for the area of speciality.
  • Evidence of recent and ongoing professional development


  • Mentorship/Teaching/assessing course
  • Post qualification in relevant speciality



  • Post registration experience working in an acute hospital setting
  • Proven clinical experience in relevant area
  • Experience working with acutely ill patients
  • Evidence of teaching and assessing
  • Ability to utilise pre registration experience to demonstrate an understanding of the relevant settings


  • General management skills

Application form


  • Proven clinical skills in relevant area
  • Demonstrates a genuine interest and has awareness of issues in specialty
  • Evidence of self development within speciality
  • Knowledge of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Awareness of current nursing and NHS issues
  • Evidence of commitment to customer care initiatives
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Evidence of working cooperatively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to form excellent interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to make decisions, organise and prioritise
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge and understanding of confidentiality


  • Awareness of NHS reforms and professional issues relating to specialty
  • Specialist knowledge in area of speciality

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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