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Staff Nurse - Heather Ward

Barts Health NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 Per annum inc
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
Heather ward at Newham Hospital is a 26 bedded combined unit consisting of 13 Cardiology beds and 13 Stroke beds.

We are very proud to provide exceptional care to all our patients and are looking for dynamic, highly motivated and experienced nurse to join our team. You will need to be a positive leader, excellent communicator with high standards coming as second nature to you. Good level of experience within both specialty Cardiac and Stroke is required. This Registered Nurse post provides the opportunity to further develop teaching, management, and leadership skills in a supportive clinical setting. We are looking for someone who is able to work around the 24/7 rota.

We offer a wide range of development opportunities:
  • Band 5 leadership programme
  • external conferences and courses
  • partake in evidence based practice and innovation within medical nursing.
  • Opportunity to be involved in our ward based quality project and pathway development work.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of a consistently high standard of care to meet patient needs and Unit objectives.

The post holder must demonstrate clinical expertise in the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care using an holistic approach.

The post holder must possess fundamental management and facilitation skills in order to co-ordinate and supervise the activity of Unit staff, promote multi-disciplinary working and foster a supportive, learning environment.

In the absence of the Sister/Charge Nurse the post holder will assume responsibility for the effective operation of the Unit.

As a Registered Nurse the post holder is expected to consistently act in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Demonstrates and maintains competence in the criteria required for entry to the NMC register
  • Implements and evaluates care using an holistic approach, in partnership with patient, careers and multidisciplinary team
  • Is able to interpret clinical data/patients condition and initiate action to prevent critical deterioration
  • Plans discharge requirements on admission, making early referrals and completing documentation accordingly
  • Co-ordinates team activity as necessary to promote early treatment, discharge or transfer
  • Is able to make decisions and carry out nursing responsibilities with sound clinical knowledge/judgment, rationale, safety and speed

Person Specification



  • Potential/ability to co-ordinate/manage shifts
  • Basic management ability



  • Delegation skills, resource management
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • IT skills
  • Clinical expertise, able to work on own initiative and sound decision making
  • Safe practitioner in the administration of medicines
  • Willing to/evidence of expanded clinical skills - IV drug administration, cannulation, phlebotomy etc.
  • Effective communication skills and courteous attitude with patients, relatives and MDT, promoting team building and good working relations
  • Neat and coherent written skills, attention to detail



  • Aware of cultural and social influences on health and importance of respecting diversity and differences
  • Current nursing practice developments and NHS reforms
  • Understanding of research and its application to practice



  • In possession of or willing to undertake clinical teaching/mentorship course and undertake role of mentor



  • Awareness of own limitations, realism in own abilities
  • Commitment to/evidence of continuing professional development
  • Flexible, adaptable and confident
  • Has a good work attendance (sickness /absence) record
  • Willing to work a flexible shift pattern, including different times of the day, night and weekend
  • Sufficient to perform the duties of the post with any aids and adaptations
  • Willingness to work towards nurse-led practice initiatives and advanced skills
  • Professional comportment and demeanor

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Newham University Hospital


E13 8SL

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