Senior Staff Nurse

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you long to work in a job where you are really seen? And valued? Do you want to be part of something more?

That's exactly what you get if you join the Critical Care Unit at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

We offer a great place to work, but also a fantastic team to be part of and an amazing place to live. We have regular social events outside of work time and support wellbeing initiatives for our staff such as pottery classes, yoga, sailing. We encourage staff attendances at conferences and other networking and development opportunities.

Our Critical Care is expanding from 15 to 19 beds, so we need to grow our team. We care for a broad range of critically ill adults and children, within a multitude of specialities. We look after both level 2 High Dependency patients and level 3 Intensive Care patients (HDU/ICU) We offer a friendly and supportive working environment where education is seen as a priority. We would like you to join our team to provide excellent, compassionate care to all our critically ill patients and their families. We have a wonderful multidisciplinary team (MDT) integrated within our unit.

We have a dedicated Critical Care education team who will help you with every step of your journey. You will also receive an exceptional induction and orientation programme.

Relocation packages available.

Main duties of the job

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more information regarding this position.

About us

The Post holder must comply with all RCHT Policies and Procedures.

The Post holder must work within infection control guidelines to ensure that work methods do not constitute a risk of infection either to the health care professional, to the client or to any persons working/visiting in RCHT premises.

This job description is subject to the Terms and Conditions of service of Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, and the post holder will undertake any other duties which may be required from time to time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more information regarding this position.

Person Specification

Experience & Qualifications


  • BLS/ILS Qualification
  • Relevant Degree or Working Towards


  • Critical Care/Higher Care Qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing dynamic professional development

Experience & Qualifications


  • NMC Registration
  • 18 Months-2 years post registration experience in Higher Care/Surgical or Medical


  • ALS Qualification

Qualifications & Experience


  • Mentoring/Supervision Qualification
  • Experience of working with acute/critically ill patients


  • Shift Leading Experience
  • Previous Ward Management Experience

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust




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