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Registered Nurse

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Can you demonstrate an aptitude for excellent clinical skills and effective communication with patients and staff alike?

If so we are looking for you...

You will work as a Band 5 Nurse reporting to the Band 6, Ward Sister, Practice Development Nurse and Matron.

We are looking for someone who can carry out work in a busy environment and be a true team player. The job can be physically demanding and you must be able to stand for long periods. Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills are essential.

Candidates must have a full NMC Adult Nurse Registration, there is no option to be able to complete OSCE for this role. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an Assessment Centre There will be a requirement to attend this in person. A virtual interview will not be possible.

Main duties of the job

The role of the nurse/midwife is to provide a holistic, high quality, patient focused, comprehensive, efficient and safe service for the patients cared for at Kettering General Hospital, acting with responsibility, accountability and integrity reporting adverse events andpoor practice to the person in charge. The nurse/midwife would be expected to effectively and responsibly use resources and engage in change and service improvements.

Standards of practice at Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KGH) are aligned to the standards set out by the Nursing & Midwifery (NMC) Code: Standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwifes (2008). Standards of practice and care, atKGH, also encompass the Chief Nursing Officer's 6 C's campaign and concentrate the nursing agenda on Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage, and Commitment.The post holder may be required to rotate through other wards and departments as required to support Trust business and patient care.The post holder will act at all times in accordance with the NMC code and local standards of care and policies.

About us

  • Great learning and development opportunities to enable all staff to fulfil their potential.
  • Salary sacrifice schemes.
  • NHS agenda for change terms and conditions.
  • A generous annual leave provision.
  • NHS pension.
  • Flexible working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Practice within the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Develop the role by using evidence-based practice and continuously improve own knowledge, following PREP guidelines.
  • Act as a role model and mentor for staff, always providing clinical guidance.

  • An expert clinical practitioner who can articulate best practice within their specialty.
  • An effective role model who emulates expert practice and professional standards.
  • A motivated, dynamic leader who supports the Ward sister and Deputies in striving for improvements in care and practice.
  • Effectively maintains a clear view of the competence and skills of the team, ensuring that staff can deliver safe, effective care and a positive patient experience.
  • Able to articulate the education and training requirements of the team to support competence and professional development commissions.
  • Effectively uses all sources of data to inform practice development needs and seeks to lead and deliver sustainable change
  • Be a role model.
  • Effective application of the nursing process, assessment, care prescription, evaluation, and documentation for patient centred care.
  • Emulate best practice in relation to Safeguarding, ensuring that they maintain and share their knowledge of Mental Capacity Act Assessment, Deprivation of Liberty, and Best Interests.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of the Trusts Quality Strategy including the Patient Safety Campaign and can articulate their role in delivery of these.
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of and role models best practice standards.
  • To undertake and ensure that all nursing staff participates in the implementation and audit of standards of care as required.
  • Effectively uses audit data, incidents, and patient experience feedback to inform how practice needs to change.
  • Communicates the outcomes of audit with the team ensuring they understand their role in improving standards of care
  • Work with the Deputies and Ward sister to address poor performance/competence as per Trust policy.
  • Maintain ward boards to publish the outcomes of audits along with action plans and ensure that data is discussed at ward meetings to inform staff of any concerns and areas in need of improvement.
  • Provide accurate audit data to the Ward sister to be presented at performance management meetings/Quality Challenges.
  • Conduct patient experience interviews ensuring that prompt action is taken to address any issues/concerns raised. Ensure staff are aware of the types of issues raised and what the expected action is.
  • To be an active member of the Trust wide Practice Development Forum and promote innovative practice.
  • With the Deputies and Ward Sister ensure that all issues relating to the implementation of patient quality and safety measures are addressed on the unit.
  • Ensure that a good environment is provided for patients and high standards of infection, prevention and control are maintained. All staff must be made aware of their own individual responsibilities as regards patient quality and safety.
  • Encourage team openness so that an evidence-based approach is utilised and applied to nursing care.
  • To ensure that high standards of evidence-based individualised care are maintained within sphere of clinical responsibility, and to ensure that the department environment is striving towards excellence in customer experience/patient recovery.
  • Develop a questioning culture within the nursing team.
  • To deliver a high standard of nursing care to patients undergoing elective and emergency procedures in the Cardiac Centre.
  • To proactively lead and engage in the education and development of colleagues and self within the Cardiology setting.
  • To undertake the Co-ordinator role for the invasive cardiology procedures and to facilitate effective patient flow of elective and emergency patients.
  • To receive and care for patients (and their relatives) directly into the Cardiac Centre
  • To manage pre-assessment clinics for patients undergoing cardiac procedures.
  • To support all patients and staff within the Cardiology speciality services
  • Clinical leadership through effective monitoring and implementation of standards and evidence-based practice

  • To develop and implement relevant patient pathways in conjunction with medical teams, nurse specialists and all cardiology areas. These pathways may support national and local CQUINS and targets.
  • Maintains a database for recording and evidencing the competence and qualifications of your individual requirements.
  • Actively engage in taught programmes including extended induction for nurses and healthcare assistants.
  • Where you are undertaking external education programmes ensure that you are effectively supported, attendance managed, and you apply your learning to practice share your learning with others
  • In association with the Practice Development Matron, facilitate and evidence that clinical supervision is in place in practice.
  • To attend an annual appraisal with the Ward Sister and identify and utilise a Personal Development.
  • With the Deputies and Ward Sister evidence that annual appraisal and mandatory training are compliant with Trust expectations
  • To work closely with the Clinical Placement Facilitator, to ensure that pre and post-registration students needs are met.

  • Support the Ward Sister in providing professional and managerial leadership to the ward area and function as an effective role model
  • Effectively implement the Trust Nurse in Charge expectations, enhancing staffs skills using the competencies provided.
  • Support the Ward Sister in developing staff capabilities in addressing complaints and developing staffs communication skills to be able to deal with these effectively, thus reducing the number of formal complaints received.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Nursing and Midwifery Strategy and support the Matron in delivering relevant aspects.
  • To take steps to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of all staff in the Ward/Unit. To comply with the Trust Health and Safety & Risk Management Policies, reporting any accidents, incidents, near misses or hazards in accordance with the agreed procedures.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse (NMC registered)
  • Diploma/Degree


  • ILS trained



  • Awareness and understanding of nursing issues
  • Commitment to continuing professional development


  • cardiology experience



  • The ability to communicate with patients and relatives during a highly stressful time
  • Able to organise, prioritise and adjust own workload in relation to the priorites of the department.
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaulate clinical care.

Employer details

Employer name

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kettering General Hospital

Rothwell Road


NN16 8UZ

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