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Staff Nurse - Capital Nurse Programme

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Chelsea and Westminster Trust have developed a unique capital nurse rotation programme in partnership with health education England( HEE) This is an exciting opportunity for you to gain significant experience and knowledge. It will provide you with a great foundation to kick start your career in nursing.

The 2 years rotation will lay a solid foundation on which to build a successful career in nursing consolidating nurse training including preceptorship and leadership.

What opportunities will I receive ?

In the first rotation each capital nurse will undertake a comprehensive preceptorship programme which is run by our preceptorship lead. This involves 8 class room based skills days which consolidates learning within the first 12 months. There will be protected time to update progression and address any learning needs that are required.

The Rotation Programme offers

An opportunity to do a medical or surgical rotation or a mixture of the two

2 Years Medical Rotation

2 Years Surgical Rotation

Main duties of the job

To manage care processes for patients using multidisciplinary treatment plans/ protocols and provide nursing advice and care

To deliver care in accordance with the regulatory body's Code of Practice and is aware of the organisational and nursing strategy.

To maintain knowledge necessary to deliver a quality service that is responsive to the changing needs of the population.

To manage and lead the nursing team, both in a team leader and shift leader role, working within a clinical governance framework, to ensure high clinical standards and facilitate the development of individual team members.

To provide effective learning experience for pre and post -registration students and carry out induction for new staff.

About us

We provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.

We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the safest and best performing Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff say they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

In 2020 Trust was rated by the Care Quality Commission as Outstanding in the well-led and use of resources domains and Good in the safe, effective, caring, and responsive domains. The Trust as a whole was Good, but the Chelsea site was Outstanding.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around �10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending �25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children's unit at West Middlesex - in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities
  • To maintain high standards of patient care and deliver timely and effective nursing practice in order to improve the patient experience.
  • To be involved in the governance processes to ensure that you can maintain a harm free care environment for all patients.
  • To treat patients and significant others with dignity, respect and individuality. The care you give e will be assessed, delivered and evaluated using these principles.
  • To ensure patient safety at all times through comprehensive patient assessment and completion of NEWs scores, ensuring escalation to appropriate person at times of concern.
  • To acquire competency in advanced nursing skills for designated area as agreed in your personal development plan.
  • To mentor and assess NVQ students and student nurses, and to assist in supporting Return to Practice nurses and adaptation students.
  • To work alongside the multi-disciplinary team (including the discharge team) to ensure that all patients have an appropriate plan of care that will lead to effective & timely discharge planning.
  • To work with colleagues (with the involvement of the housekeeper/domestic services) to ensure that the patient environment is clean and is of a high standard.
  • To work with patients to ascertain their views on our service, to feed this information back to senior staff
  • To contribute to team/ward meetings to ensure that continuous improvement occurs within in the clinical setting.
  • Assist and advise unregistered staff in the delivery of patient care.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered General Nurse


  • Post -registration clinical course appropriate to area or willingness to undertake.
  • Recognised mentor / assessing course or D32/33 or equivalent or willingness to undertake.



  • Evidence of recent professional development


  • Work experience in chosen area or similar specialty.
  • Experience of audit.
  • Experience of managing others.
  • Experience of mentoring & assessing junior staff.
  • Experience of working as a shift leader.
  • Experience of implementing change.

Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chelsea and Westminster Hospital


SW10 9NH

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