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Band 5 Staff Nurse Cardiac surgery high dependence unit

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023
Cardiac surgery at St George's is looking to recruit band 5 nurses to join our cardiac surgery high dependency unit.

This new area comprises 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 level 2 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 clinical and leadership skills and we are willing to develop and deliver bespoke educational packages depending on your personal wishes and needs.

We are committed to developing and supporting a flexible career framework within this new area.

You will need to have a minimum of 6-12 months post registration experience and it would be preferable if you had experience with a cardiac surgical or cardiology setting.

Main duties of the job

Providing excellent nursing care. As skills and competencies develop, taking charge and actively participating in and contributing to the management of the ward or department on a regular basis. Supervising and mentoring junior staff.

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

We are looking for band 5 nursing staff who have some post registration experience and who are looking to develop their enhanced care skills within a small and friendly team, there will be opportunities to undertake in house and university courses.

Please see main ob description and person specification for more information

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • RN
  • Post registration experience


  • Experience of level 2/3 care in cardiac surgery
  • Relevant specialist course/training

Organisational Managment


  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care according to individual needs
  • Ability to effectively prioritise workload and patient care needs


  • Ability to take charge of the ward in the absence of the Ward Manager on a regular basis

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Georges Hospital

Blackshaw Road


SW17 0QT

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