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Registered Nurse in Critical Care

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a fantastic career opportunity in forward thinking critical care environment

We have a full-time opportunity for a Band 6 Junior Sister within the Critical Care Unit at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital.

We pride ourselves on delivering consistently high standards of holistic care. This is reflected in our CQC reports, ICNARC data, performance metrics and feedback from patients, relatives and visitors to our unit.

We have a busy, mixed level unit admitting emergency and elective patients from a variety of specialties.

Our Critical Care Unit is fully committed to audit and research and provides a dynamic environment conducive to gaining additional knowledge and skills.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, innovative and self- motivated Junior Sister to join our well established friendly and diverse team. As a Junior Sister you will be expected to lead by example, to set and maintain the high clinical standards to which we all aspire. The ideal candidate will have had minimum 3 years as a Band 5 in critical care and will need to demonstrate a pro-active and adaptive approach to leadership and management with a positive mind-set and hold an interest in working within a fast paced unit. They must be an effective communicator, who can demonstrate problem solving skills with the ability to work under pressure, manage staff and deliver patient focused care. They will be able to demonstrate flexibility to meet the varied demands of the role as required.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide professional leadership, advice and guidance to junior nurses and healthcare assistants and foster collaborative partnerships with other
  • Communicate effectively with patients and their relatives, ensuring accurate and seamless information is conveyed and
  • Ensure that all quality initiatives within the nursing environment are adhered to and that the highest standards of care are maintained at all
  • Assist in the development of clinical protocols ensuring that these are reviewed in accordance with the needs of the service in conjunction with the Ward/Unit
  • Ensure that accurate and legible patient records are kept in line with professional and legal requirements
  • Promote and maintain effective working relationships and communications with consultants, medical staff, nurse colleagues and other multi-agency
  • Provide clinical, professional and managerial leadership for a team of qualified and non-qualified
  • Undertake nursing assessments
  • Act as the identified nurse for patients by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating their
  • Demonstrate leadership in supporting the patient
  • Prevent or stabilise physiological deterioration of the critically ill patient by facilitation of careful planning and timely nursing interventions involving the appropriate multi-disciplinary team
  • Full details of the duties of the job can be found in the job description below

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification



  • 3 years experience at Band 5 in Critical Care
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • Mentorship
  • ITU Endorsment
  • comptent ITU nurse


  • Evidence of a career in critical care nursing which demonstrates a wide knowledge within the field



  • Clinical credibility
  • Venepuncture, cannulation, ECG, IV drugs and ILS
  • Communication, negotiation and facilitation skills
  • Staff development and empowerment


  • Health and safety
  • Requires information technology skills



  • Ongoing professional development
  • Clinical governance
  • Risk management issues
  • Key issues and development in nursing


  • Quality improvement tools, ward metrics



  • Registered General Nurse
  • Academic critical care qualification
  • Degree in nursing or working towards degree or equivalent
  • Preparation of mentors or equivalent


  • Degree in nursing

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital

Ramsgate Road



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