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Band 6 KGH ITU Senior Staff Nurse

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive
Closing date
27 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for experienced ITU Staff Nurses to step up into a full time Senior Staff Nurse post in our friendly Critical Care Unit at King George's Hospital.

We are looking to recruit a passionate, enthusiastic and dynamic ITU Senior Staff Nurse who is either at the start of developing their leadership skills after their ICU course or have substantial experience as Senior Staff Nurse in critical care.

Completion of the Critical Care course and experience in mentoring new starters/students is essential. Internal rotation into night shifts and weekends will be required. Ideally, you will have 2 years of ITU experience. You will be provided with supernumerary orientation programme and further training to develop leadership skills.

Main duties of the job

  • provide excellence in practice.
  • To develop personally & professionally as an effective member of the multidisciplinary team and undertake appraisal annually.
  • To support all areas of critical care including rotation through the CCOT service.
  • To take charge of the shift regularly in the absence of a senior nurse.
  • To act as a role model to junior members of staff.
  • To provide bedside teaching and mentorship to junior colleagues.
  • To provide support to the senior nursing staff.
  • To contribute to the maintenance of a safe environment.
  • Reports any potential / actual problems to senior nurse.
  • Act as a link nurse when required.

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive forour teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Miss Mothiga Chandrakumar, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5934. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification



  • RN1/RNA - Adult Nursing and registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • Completion of a Post Graduate Critical Care Specialist Course


  • Teaching qualification e.g. ENB 998, Teaching and Assessing in Nursing Practice



  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.



  • Sufficient critical care experience and a skilled competent critical care nursing practitioner able to work autonomously and as part of a team.


  • Experience of audit and research

Personal Qualities


  • Demonstrate decision making skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust





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