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Older People Services - Compassionate Care Staff Nurse - Band 5

Barts Health NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inc.
Closing date
26 Sep 2023
Are you passionate about providing elderly people the opportunity to live fulfilled and respected lives? Do you aspire to provide care with dignity to older patients in a team that has been described as doing a fantastic job to be extremely proud of by their patients and families?

The Royal London Older People services is looking for compassionate and caring newly qualified and experienced band 5 nurses to join our award-winning service.

Our Older Peoples Services, wards care for patients from the age of 65 for Acute Medical conditions, with specialist services for Dementia patients.

Based on the 14th Floor of the Royal London Hospital, the wards provide a picturesque view of London, paired with two bespoke Indoor garden spaces with tea rooms, creating a calm and social environment in the wards to promote active recovery along with our #EndPJParalysis campaign.

We are passionate about compassionate care.

Main duties of the job

Within this role we will offer you the opportunity to undertake our 18-month Preceptorship Programme, rated Outstanding by Health Education England in 2015. We would also encourage you to undertake our Mentorship course to develop your leadership skills and work with our dedicated Practise Development nurse to build key experience within your nursing career.

We also offer a wide range of development courses including training with our on-site Dementia and Delirium team, Palliative care training course from St Joseph's Hospice, tissue viability specialist training and more.

If you are interested in joining our friendly service, you will need to be:
  • A registered nurse or final year student nurse
  • Passionate about providing the best care for older patients of different cultures and backgrounds
  • If you meet the above criteria, we would welcome an application from you and would ask you to explain in your supporting statement why you are passionate about Nursing

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 where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain communication with people about difficult matters/and/or in difficult situations
  • Communication is a fundamental process to ensure continuity and high standards of care. It includes sharing ideas, information and feedback in order to empower patients and members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Skilled in communicating with a range of people on a daily basis some of who may have communication barriers.
  • To be responsible for disseminating Trust policies and information as required.
  • Provides feedback to other workers on their communication at appropriate times
  • A key responsibility will be to utilise a variety of strategies to communicate effectively with patients and those involved in their care
  • The post holder must also communicate with other staff within the Trust, with external organisations and with the general public.
  • Keeps accurate and complete records of activities and communications consistent with legislation, policies and procedures

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • Registered Nurse or final year student



  • Minimum post grad experience or placement in a Medicine ward



  • Clear written communication

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


The Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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