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Staff Nurse - Respiratory Medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital

Barts Health NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inc
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Ward 4D Band 5 Staff Nurse

We are pleased to be able to offer an exciting opportunity for Band 5 nurses with a passion for respiratory medicine the opportunity to join us at St Bartholomew's on a specialist respiratory ward. We are particularly interested to hear from applicants with respiratory experience, however nurses with limited experience and from other clinical backgrounds will be supported to develop in the role.

St Bartholomew's Hospital is an internationally renowned teaching hospital in the City of London, close to St Paul's cathedral. The hospital is a centre of excellence, offering state-of-the-art treatments for a range of specialist respiratory, cardiac and thoracic conditions.As a specialist centre much of our work has continued during the pandemic, we continue to treat largely non covid-19 related conditions and providing specialist services.

Main duties of the job

The aim of this post is to provide direct patient care and enhance the well-being of patients by developing specific clinical competencies and enhancing knowledge through a lifelong learning approach

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 ourWeCarevalues 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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • 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
  • Personal and People Development:

  • Participates in team meetings so fair and equal opportunities are given to share knowledge and ideas with colleagues.

    Engage in the Preceptorship programme either as a Preceptor or a Preceptee.

    Develops an awareness of clinical supervision/action learning

    Improve clinical practice through reflection with self or others.

    With the support of sister/charge nurse through the Trusts appraisal process and development of personal development plan identifies their educational and professional needs.

    Influence the development of knowledge, ideas and work practice.

    The post holder is expected to develop their IT skills by completing the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) qualification

    Health, Safety and Security:

    The post holder is required to familiarise him/her with and comply with the Trusts policies and procedures

    The post holder must at all times respect patient confidentiality and in particular the confidentiality of electronically stored personal data in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act (1998)

    The post holder must be aware of individual responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act and identify and report as necessary any untoward accident, incident or potentially hazardous environment

    When moving people and goods, the post holder must complete the relevant training as appropriate to the action, e.g. use of hoists

    Take appropriate action to manage an emergency summoning assistance immediately when this is necessary.

    Works in ways that minimise risks to health safety and security

    Person Specification



    • Previous ward experience



    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work as a team member
    • Demonstrates clear verbal and written communication skills
    • Positive attitude and ability to work under pressure
    • Adaptability to changing workload
    • Willing to broaden knowledge and work towards specific competencies
    • Ability to respond positively to constructive criticism
    • Ability to communicate with patients in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures
    • Can demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable and friendly manner
    • Clear verbal communication between members of the multidisciplinary team
    • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team


    • Ability to manage own workload
    • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels across the ward/department and CAG



    • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels across the ward/department and CAG



    • RGN/RN


    • Intravenous accreditation

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Barts Health NHS Trust


    St Bartholomew's Hospital

    West Smithfield


    EC1A 7BE

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