Senior Staff Nurse - Anne Ward

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a inc HCA
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Are you an experienced band 5 nurse who is ready to develop your leadership skills in a band 6 role on the Anne ward specialist older person unit. We have just launched our Band 6 Leadership Programme, designed to develop and prepare the band 7 Ward Sisters & Charge Nurses of the future. We will happily enrol you on this straightaway.

Are you already a band 6 Senior Staff Nurse who would like to challenge themselves to a different environment.

If you are new to medicine, you never know - you might fall in love with it. The work will challenge you but it is so rewarding and takes a special person to do it. Are you that person?

Closing date 28th November 2023

Proposed Interview date 8th December 2023

Main duties of the job

Guys and St Thomas' Older Persons Unit provides acute and rehabilitation services in each ward Alexandra, Anne and Henry Ward. Each 28-bedded ward underwent refurbishment to provide patients a dementia friendly environment in Central London. We take pride in setting good standard of care in elderly and ensuring our nursing workforce has the necessary skills to deliver the best care possible.

We are looking for senior staff nurses who will assist the ward manager in providing day to day support for the nursing team in providing strong leadership and reviewing the standards of the Unit. The team prides itself on a cohesive multidisciplinary approach to patient care committed to high clinical standards in a supportive environment. The post will suit a pro-active practitioner who wants to make a difference for patients who have complex needs and will be able to lead and motivate nursing staff in the provision of high quality patient focused care. and an awareness of independent escalation of process.

You will also be expected to support the educational programme on the unit .This is a post that will suit an ambitious committed individual who wants to make a difference in caring for older, frail and vulnerable people in our community. Older person's experience desirable but not essential.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation

Career progression

We want all our staff to achieve their potential with us. Whether you are looking for a career in management, as a specialist nurse, in education or as a future head of nursing, our dedicated retention team and career coaches will talk to you about your options, career pathways and most importantly, what we can do you help you achieve your goals.

Work-life balance

We know that working shifts and juggling life can be hard and at GSTT we want to ensure that our staff are given support to help them achieve a healthy balance.

We have a flexible working policy that encourages staff to have conversations with their managers about their individual circumstances ensuring that all requests are given fair consideration.

Staff Wellbeing

When you join GSTT, you are joining a family. We are committed to looking after the physical, emotional and mental health of all of our staff and have a number of different schemes to promote staff well being.

From 24 hour free counselling, to reduced membership at our onsite gym and swimming pool, there is something for everyone

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see detailed job description and person specification attached for further information about this role

Person specification
Skills Essential criteria
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • Evidence of involvement and leadership in teaching and mentoring learners
Experience Essential criteria
  • Previous post registration experience within the relevant specialty
  • Experience of teaching/assessing/ supervising others in a clinical setting.
  • Experiencing of co-ordinating a shift
Knowledge Essential criteria
  • Evidence of further education, training or development
  • Mentorship/Teaching Qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Sign Off Mentor Qualification
Values and Behaviour Essential criteria
  • Values and Behaviour
Professional/ Statutory Registration Essential criteria
  • RN1/ RN2/ RN12 or RN Child Registered Nurse on the NMC register. To hold the appropriate level for the area of speciality.

Person Specification



  • Post registration education up to degree level or equivilent experience
  • Mentorship course or equivalent
  • BSC/1st degree (health related) or equivalent qualification/training and experience


  • Leadership course or willingness to undertake



  • Demonstrate an awareness of clinical governance and risk management
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues. Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Evidence of involvement and leadership in teaching and mentoring learners
  • Good communication skills and ability to deal with sensitive information. To include dealing with distressed relatives, care of terminally ill & other challenging situations
  • Demonstrates ability to influence and negotiate with others. Ability to organise and plan own time and that of junior staff and learners.


  • Experience of teaching/assessing/ supervising others in a clinical setting
  • Expert skills relevant to the speciality
  • An understanding of audit and research based nursing practice.



  • Previous post registration experience within the relevant specialty
  • Experience of teaching/assessing/ supervising others in a clinical setting.
  • Experienced and competent in the management of patients within the speciality
  • Supervision of junior staff

Values and behaviour


  • Values and behaviour

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


St Thomas' Hospital



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