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Staff Nurse (XR05)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Does your career need defibrillating? Have you lost your spark? We can offer you the opportunity to join our dynamic and fun team to get your heart racing with a new challenge caring for a great group of patients who require cardiac care.

Worry no more, don't have palpitations, L16 can inject some electricity in to your work.

We have opportunities for staff to join our dynamic and fun team to care for people requiring cardiac care.

We are looking for motivated individuals to join our team and help us to make a difference to the lives of patients requiring cardiac care.

We are the Regional Centre and only ward at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust which cares for patients from Yorkshire and further afield who require cardiac surgery. Acquired and congenital cardiac surgery includes coronary artery bypass grafts, valve replacements, major aortic, complex congenital, removal of cardiac tumours and other cardiac conditions.

If you are looking for a new challenge and want to re-ignite and excite your interest in nursing then join our committed, heart-warming team to see if we can inject some adrenaline in to your career. Bypass those other jobs and see if we can re-perfuse your direction.

Main duties of the job

We are a 28 bed cardiac surgical / cardiology ward including 4 beds for patients requiring High Observation care.

We provide cardiology care for patients with complex congenital heart conditions and patients requiring cardiac catheterisation, pacemakers, implantable defibrillators plus other cardiac interventions.

To provide and be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised programmes of care.

To deliver care without supervision.

To take charge of the ward or department as necessary in the absence of the Sister or Charge Nurse.

To participate in the in-service training, preceptorship and mentorship of junior staff, post basic learners and students.

To take responsibility as the prime care provider for a group of patients.

To promote confidence in our commitment to provide excellent compassionate patient care.

To maintain personal development.

If you have a passion for hearts and wish to learn, develop and progress then contact Senior Sister Vicki Bentley or Sister Kathryn Tweede on 0113 3927416.

About us

Come and join our team in Leeds and become part of The Leeds Way sharing our vision and values. Our Trust is recognised for our staff engagement, great care and rated GOOD by the Care Quality Commission.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute health providers in the UK and based in one of the fastest growing and vibrant cities in the north.

At Cardio-Respiratory CSU, we aim to be a fair and supportive CSU with positive, caring teams who are champions of the Leeds Way values. Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:






Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Principal Duties & Areas of Responsibilty


Acts in accordance with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Conduct.

Communicate with patients and carers to ensure they have access to appropriate information.

Maintain and deliver compassionate patient focused care in accordance with LTHT guidelines, policies, values and behaviours.

Maintain a safe working environment.

Provide assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care for patients, ensuring documentation standards are upheld in accordance with NMC and LTHT guidelines, whether written or computerised.

Promote and maintain positive relationships between all staff involved in the care of patients.

Promote evidence based practice.

Participate in the audit and evaluation of clinical practice in the interests of promoting and improving quality care through action on findings.

Undertake duties on other wards or departments as and when required by service demands or patient need.

Act in such a way that safeguards the health and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults at all times. Is familiar with and adheres to, the LTHT safeguarding policies.

Education and Training

Contribute to the promotion of a positive clinical learning environment.

Keep up to date with developments, advances and research in individualised patient care.

Participate in research and or education programmes relating to professional nursing issues and practice.

Complete mandatory training annually.

Participate in annual appraisal.

Participate in preceptorship and mentorship programmes

Participate in teaching, supervising and assessing of student nurses and other supervised staff, where allocated.

Undertake continuous professional and clinical development, constantly seeking opportunities to enhance skills.


Demonstrate effective use of resources.

In the absence of the Sister or Charge Nurse take charge of the ward or department and co-ordinate ward or department activities.

Take responsibility for the prime care provider for a group of patients

When in charge of the ward takes responsibility for reporting, investigating and responding to accidents, complaints, untoward incidents and other significant events.

As delegated and directed by the Senior Sister or Charge Nurse, participate in, investigating and responding to accidents, complaints, untoward incidents and other significant events.

Raise concerns with regards to risk, danger, malpractice or wrong doing by following the LTHT Whistleblowing policy and supporting processes.

Person Specification



  • Current issues in health care
  • Working as part of a wider multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to perform accurate drug calculations
  • Able to provide and be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised programmes of care


  • Awareness of speciality



  • Registered Adult Nurse (Level 1 or 2)
  • Current registration on the appropriate part of the NMC register
  • Willing to undergo training as necessary
  • Ability to demonstrate and explain skills to other staff

Skills & Behaviours


  • Competent in written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organise self and others, and the workload
  • Teaching and assessing skills
  • Understand the skills and knowledge required to develop team members
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and committed to working with people


  • Capable of lateral thinking

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


Leeds General Infirmary

Great George Street



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