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Adult Critical Care Sister/Charge Nurse - Band 6

Barts Health NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc.
Closing date
28 Apr 2024

Job Details

We are recruiting for experienced band 6 nurses with a post graduate qualification in critical care to join RCN Team of the Year 2021 Winners, Adult Critical Care Unit at the Royal London Hospital.

We are very much on the frontline in London's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and are rapidly expanding our critical care capacity in response to demand in the capital. Our additional capacity will allow us support the backlog of complex surgical patients awaiting elective surgery alongside our trauma and emergency patients whilst continuing to care for patients suffering from Covid-19 and our staff will rotate in their teams across all of our critical care areas.

As the UK's largest trauma centre our ACCU unit leads the trauma network for North East London and Essex. It is a leading specialist centre with an international reputation for caring for some of the most seriously injured patients in London and beyond. In addition to trauma the Royal London Hospital also provides specialist care in neurosciences, a hyper-acute stroke centre, and acute general medical, along with surgical and obstetric services.

Main duties of the job

Working within a highly skilled, dynamic multi-disciplinary team, in our busy 60 bedded Adult Critical Care Unit (ACCU), which accommodates both level 3 and level 2 patients. This is an excellent opportunity for, energetic, enthusiastic staff nurses with at least 6 months acute experience, to provide a high standard of care to patients within a challenging, yet supportive acute hospital setting.

Professional development is very important to us and we offer you the opportunity to undertake the band 5/6 development pathways, the critical care course, neurosciences critical care course/ILS/ALS, we are supporting a number of staff on their degree/masters pathways and in collaboration with City University an accredited Trauma Course in house.

As part of our Adult Critical Care commitment to enhance the working lives of our staff, we offer flexible working arrangements, childcare vouchers, family-friendly policies and staff benefits including an excellent pension scheme.

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 our WeCare values 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 where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide the highest standard of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualized, holistic patient care in conjunction withthe inter-professional team.

As a proficient practitioner in critical care, the post holder acts as a professional role model and clinical teacher.

He / she also provides effective mentorship and preceptorship, participating in the education and trainingof nursing and non-nursing staff.

He / she also takes charge of the Intensive Care Unit as required, liaising closely with the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse with continuing responsibility

Person Specification



  • NMC Registrant or Completion of Adaptation Course
  • Adult Critical Care Course Certificate
  • Preparation for Mentorship Course
  • Intravenous accreditation


  • ALS Certification / LEO / RCN Leadership Programme or equivalent
  • Degree or working towards first degree



  • Extensive critical care nursing experience or experience in a specialised unit
  • Experience post adult critical care course

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


The Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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