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Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for experienced nurses with experienced intensive care nurses to join us in setting up our cardiac surgical Ben Weir High Dependency Unit .

This new area will comprise of 4 beds exclusively available for cardiac surgical patients who require level 2 care. This will include non-invasive ventilation, arterial and central venous monitoring, temporary epicardial pacing, vasoactive medications and chest drain management. You will also contribute to the delivery of the cardiac surgical ERAS programme. As well as taking patient's out of ICU you will also support the ward in managing cardiac surgical patients who acutely deteriorate and require enhanced care

You will work within a small team led by a senior nurse to deliver high quality care to patients, there will be opportunities for you to develop your leadership skills through the delivery of mentorship, education and training as well as through the development of protocols. There will be opportunities for you to develop your skills and we are willing to develop and deliver bespoke educational packages depending on your personal wishes and needs.

Main duties of the job

To support and deputise for the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse to ensure the provision of excellent nursing care and the effective management of staff and other resources. To co-ordinate the day-to-day management of the ward/department and ensure excellent communication is maintained. To ensure that there are education and training opportunities for all staff, including pre and post registration students and /or providing specialist knowledge if working in a clinical area where a post registration course is essential.

About us

The postholder is expected to have a clear understanding of how this post contributes to the achievement of the trust vision of:

We are a thriving Foundation Trust at the heart of an integrated healthcare system. One that delivers improved patient care at a community, hospital and specialist setting, supported by a unique and nationally recognised programme of research, education and employee engagement.

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the Trust, being Excellent, Kind, Responsible & Respectful, and behave in a way that reflect these.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The management of junior staff on the ward/department and/or the provision of expert clinical practice in the cardiac surgical speciality.

Please see more details within the full job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Professional and Clinical Qualifications and Experience


  • RN
  • Post registration experience of working within a level 2/3 area within cardiac surgery
  • Specialist course
  • Awareness of professional responsibilities


  • Experience of working in an enhanced care unit
  • ALS/CALs training

Organisation & Managment


  • Ability to prioritise work and c-ordinate the area
  • Ability to assess, plan and evaluate patient care according to individual needs.


  • Understanding of change management tools and principles

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St George's Hospital

Blackshaw Road


SW17 0QT

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