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Staff Nurse

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
To work within The Centre for Reproductive Medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital. The Centre is an HFEA licensed clinic and undertakes a full range of assisted conception treatments.

We are looking for a Registered Nurse to work primarily within our IVF theatre, procedure room and recovery area. This will involve assisting with IVF egg collections and embryo transfers as well as caring for patients pre and post procedures. In addition, duties will involve assisting in Fertility outpatient clinics and in the general care of our patients. The post also involves some administrative duties such as maintenance of stock levels, databases and undertaking audits.

You must have a minimum of 18 months post-registration experience, preferably in an acute area, and be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in working in this area. You will also need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team, and be motivated to provide the highest standards of care. The Fertility nursing team is friendly and supportive and there will be the opportunity to extend your role if aptitude is demonstrated. No previous experience is necessary as full training will be provided.

Currently the clinic is open Monday - Friday plus Saturday and Sunday mornings and some bank holidays. Weekends and bank holidays are worked on a rota system.

Main duties of the job

To provide the highest standard of individualised and holistic care to patients undergoing fertility investigations, treatment and follow-up in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team. To act as a teacher and mentor for junior staff and students. To meet all directives of the Human Fertilization & Embryology Authority (HFEA). To attend team/department meetings and actively contribute to service development.

Supervises Junior qualified staff, Nursing Assistants, Student Nurses

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.
  • The post holder is required to familiarise him/herself with and comply with the Trust and Units 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 at all times work in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct (2002)
  • Participates in research, audit and quality initiatives, e.g. Essence of Care
  • The post holder must at all times carry out duties and responsibilities with regard to the Trusts Equal Opportunity policy
  • Identifies and takes action when own or others behaviour undermines equality and diversity
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates patient care and makes changes as necessary
  • Identifies and reports complications/problems in patients assessment

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Minimum of 18 month's post -registration experience



  • Ability to prioritise clinical work effectively
  • Can show a non-judgemental approach to patient care
  • Ability to record and report back accurately and fully on patient assessments undertaken and risks identified
  • Ability to identify deteriorating patients
  • Ability to carry out essential and appropriate nursing care and procedures
  • Ability to work as part of a multi disciplinary team
  • Ability to offer constructive suggestions for service improvement
  • Effectively carries out tasks related to evaluating services when asked
  • Ability to work within set timeframes working to priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to monitor the quality of own work
  • Able to recognise own limits and work within those limits of competence
  • Ability to use and maintain resources efficiently and effectively and encourage others to do so
  • Can prove a basic computer literacy in Windows and IT systems
  • Ability to store data/ information safely and correctly



  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge
  • Ability to self reflect, carry out tasks of own job and identify what s/he needs to learn to able to do current job better
  • The ability to communicate with patients in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures.
  • Can demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable and friendly manner
  • Ability communicate effectively, both written and oral



  • Demonstrate an interest in, and an understanding of, the post applied for
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet service requirements
  • Good attendance record

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


St Bartholomew's Hospital

West Smithfield



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