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Staff Nurse

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our Ward 1 team who are passionate about delivering compassionate, high quality nursing care.

Ward 1 is a 39 bedded general medical and endocrine ward located on the ground floor at QEH. It is a massive opportunity to develop your specialist acute skills in a working and training environment that encourages all staff to perform to their best. You will be supported in all areas of professional development and this includes access to the practice development team, and specialist nurses both inside the hospital and in the community.

In addition, to further support you in your role, the Trust can also offer accredited leadership and management training: Level 5 - Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership. This apprenticeship is fully funded and specifically designed to meet the needs of middle leaders wishing to acquire a range of management knowledge and skills, and thus develop their career.

The ideal candidates should be innovative and have the ability to think and plan for the long term, as the management encourages all staff to voice their opinions. It is a busy ward, therefore, you have to have resilience and be able to understand team work.

If you have what it takes and up for a challenge we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

Accountable to Deputy Service General Manager / Head of Nursing

The post holder will play a key role in supporting the nurse managers in providing

high quality care. He / she will be prepared to work within the divisions as a Named

Nurse, within a Team taking responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing and

evaluating nursing care.

The post holder will be a clinically credible practitioner who can provide effective

patient care in a range of clinical settings, having regard for relevant policies and the

evidence base nursing.

The post holder will provide support and mentorship for students and junior nurses.

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Act as a Named Nurse within a Team taking responsibility, over an appropriate span

    of time, in conjunction with the Ward Manager and the multidisciplinary team, for the

    assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care from admission to

    discharge within the in-patient setting.

    Be aware of current advances in clinical care and be able to facilitate the team

    members in implementation of evidence-based practice.

    Take an active role in the continuing development and use of protocols and

    standards for nursing care.

    Participate in evaluation, audit, and research of nursing care, and incorporate

    appropriate findings into practice.

    Actively work to promote health and prevent ill health in staff, patients, and their


    Promote and maintain a safe and pleasant environment for patients, visitors, and


    Check the readiness for use of emergency / special equipment and ensure all

    equipment in use is in good working order.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications and Training


    • 1st level registration NMC


    • Degree level



    • Excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
    • Able to formulate and verbalise views
    • Able to anticipate and forward plan



    • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm
    • Able to recognise stress in self and others and support colleagues through stressful situations.
    • Patient focused
    • Reflective


    • Computer literate

    Personal Qualities


    • To demonstrate knowledge of being up to date within the speciality
    • Flexible, able to work all shifts including rotation to night duty.
    • Adaptable to changes in shift pattern
    • To provide unit cover in the absence of the unit manager

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


    Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Stadium Road


    SE18 4QH

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