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Staff Nurse - Critical Care

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum/ pro rata
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 5
Full Time
A fantastic band 5 job opportunity has arisen for you to join our Critical Care family at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH). We have opportunities available at our Critical Care Units at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

This post is a 12 month secondment / fixed term contract to cover maternity leave. This is an opportunity for a registered nurse with acute care experience, who is looking to develop their skills and knowledge further,

We are looking for caring and compassionate nurses with high standards of care to join our team. We require staff who excel in working in a multi-disciplinary team and who have high standards of care as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills to ensure quality for our patients.

We desire staff who have a genuine interest in caring for the critically ill adult and their families, who are able to prioritise care in acute deterioration, whilst upholding the Trust Values each day.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of individualised patient care, working in partnership with patients, their carers and the multi-disciplinary team to ensure the patient's physical, spiritual and emotional needs are met.

Recognise changes in patients' conditions which require the intervention of others and ensure that timely referrals are made or escalation procedures enacted as appropriate.

Ensuring high quality care and compassion is given to all our critical care patients and their carers.

Communicate sensitively, confidentially and with empathy to meet the wide ranging physical and emotional needs of patients and their carers and families.

Adhere to hospital and unit policies and procedures, regarding Infection control, health and safety and managing risk.

Continuing Professional Development and studying for competencies, as this is an essential part of the role.

About us

You will be joining a highly motivated team who are proud towork as one team despite being across two sites.

We work closely with our MDT to maintain high standard of care and compassion.

We recognise outstanding care within our team, supported by the Learning from Excellence. We also highly value safety and quality - with established daily safety huddles, improved communication through our team newsletter and open culture for all staff to suggest improvements.

We value training and development highly on our unit, and we will support you to complete your mentorship course as well as your graduate certificate in Critical Care as part of your development. This is in addition to monthly training on the unit related to various topics including advanced equipment and of course, your statutory and mandatory training.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Candidate Job Pack.

Person Specification



  • RGN Adult


  • Teaching and Assessing Course
  • Critical care course
  • Post grad course E.G. physical assessment, PNA
  • Advanced clinical skills, e.g. ILS, cannulation / phlebotomy
  • Critical Care Experience

Experience and Knowledge


  • Acute Nursing experience


  • Awareness of relevant / current professional issues.

Skills and Ability


  • Evidence of excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team setting


  • Microsoft office PC and Sema Pas skills

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Royal Shrewsbury Hositpal

Mytton Oak Road



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