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Staff Nurse

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Build a firm foundation of experience by working with a friendly, professional and encouraging team who are focused on promoting Charing Cross Hospital as a centre of excellence for surgical nursing.

Charing Cross Hospital is home to several surgical specialities across three ward areas totalling more than seventy beds. We are expanding our nursing workforce and are looking for enthusiastic band five nurses with a keen interest in surgical nursing to come work with us across ENT and Plastics, Urology, Colo-rectal and Breast surgery. Our patients can be either having planned care, or come to us from our Emergency Department. Each ward offers different but equally challenging and rewarding experiences including caring for patients who may just stay a couple of nights after their operation to those having stepped down from critical care or have a tracheostomy in place and be under our care for a while longer. Furthermore our wards are highly sought after placements for our student nurses.

We welcome applications from nurses with some ward experience who are keen to become experts in surgical nursing. Induction and orientation for new team members can be several weeks and this is organised with you by the Matron prior to your start date. This ensures you have adequate time to become familiar with the ward environment and our patient caseload. Each staff member is also allocated a Band 6 Team Leader to mentor you and support your development.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide high quality, effective, individualised care to all patients that is compassionate and caring.
  • To assess care needs and develop, implement and evaluate them without supervision
  • To keep up to date with skills and knowledg

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • Registered Nurse
  • First degree in nursing


  • 6 months experience in healthcare



  • Previous experience of ward nursing


  • Previous experience of surgical ward nursing

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Good communication skills
  • Teaching
  • Basic IT skills
  • Knowledge of the NMC Code of Conduct


  • IV competent

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Charing Cross Hospital


W6 8RF

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