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Band 7 ITU Senior Sister/Charge Nurse

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 Per annum
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
Barking Havering and Redbridge Trust are looking to recruit band 7 Senior Sister/Charge Nurse to our Critical Care unit at KGH hospital on a 10 month Secondment Opportunity. We admit from a wide range of specialties and from a very busy Emergency Departments (ED) at Queens Hospital and King George Hospital. Our Critical Care units provide excellent opportunities for nurses who are starting out in their management and leadership development or are looking for career progression to develop new skills. Why not join our experienced, motivated team and fulfil your potential? Each day brings an exciting challenge and there is always a learning opportunity. You will be working with a vibrant team, living our PRIDE values Passion, Responsibility, Innovation, Drive and Empowerment. What will Critical Care give you?o The Critical Care units run in house neuro study day for you to build-up competence, experience and consolidate practical knowledge to theory on the units o Rotate across different Critical Care units to obtain experience across specialtieso Nationally recognised training using the Critical Care network 'step' competencieso Simulation training led by our senior consultants and highly specialist senior nurseso Opportunity to be supported and work with our unit practice educators o Work with self-rostering facilities to maintain good work-life balance.

Main duties of the job

  • Co-ordinates patient care within Critical Care.
  • Promote excellence in practice utilising the resources available cost effectively.
  • Promotes & expedites quality issues relevant to the service.
  • Act as a role model & provide specialist advice.
  • Facilitate the professional development of the team.
  • Promote good communication within the multidisciplinary team
  • Supports the matron.
  • Liaises with ward to ensure staffing & skill mix are adequate.
  • Demonstrates cost effective resource management.
  • Participate in audit data collection
  • Develop team ensuring team members have excellent knowledge and guidance to deliver excellent patient care

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, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Adeyemi Kaka, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5162 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


  • Substantial years of experience at band 6 level



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



  • Experience as Team leader in Critical care unit


  • Experience of audit and research
  • Experience in Clinical Governance

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust



Barley Lane



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