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Band 5 staff nurse

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Nurse in the Outpatients Department at Lewisham Hospital, within Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, an integrated Care Organisation.

The Outpatients Department is a busy Unit within our hospital providing Outpatient care for a wide range of Specialities.

Main duties of the job

For this role, we are seeking a caring and compassionate Nurse who is dynamic, patient centred, hardworking and enthusiastic. The idealcandidate will have a wide range of nursing experience in a variety of care settings, including Outpatients and will have current and evidencebased knowledge and skills.

Excellent communication skills and good IT skills are essential, together with a commitment to developing innovative ways of delivering integratedservices. You must have effective time management, good organisational and interpersonal skills and be able to proactively contribute to theMultidisciplinary Team.

The role requires you to provide leadership and support to the Outpatient Nursing Team, and to deputise, when required, for the Nurse Managerand Deputy Nurse Manager. You would also be required to support the management and supervision of nursing students attending thedepartment for their student placements.

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

    Job Summary:

    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.

    Key Result Areas:

    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 relatives.

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

    Check the readiness for use of emergency / special equipment and ensure all equipment in use is in good working order.

    Have knowledge of recording relevant patient / nursing data on to computer

    Ensure his / her own and junior staffs compliance with the NMC Guidelines for

    Records and Record Keeping (1998) in all settings.

    Accept responsibility for the administration, care, and custody of medicines, in accordance with legal requirements and NMC and Trust Guidelines on drug administration.

    Attend mandatory annual updates in fire training, Basic Life Support, and maintain knowledge of relevant policies.

    Have knowledge and understanding of all relevant Trust policies, including the Major Incident Plan, ensuring that junior colleagues are aware of such policies.

    Have knowledge of and adhere to relevant parts of national legislation, includingHealth and Safety at Work Act, COSHH Regulations, and Moving and Handling Regulations.

    Transport people and / or items safely and to time consistent with legislation, policies and procedures.

    Ensures all biomedical investigations and interventions are undertaken safely and in a timely manner, reporting and documenting results appropriately and in line with legislation, policies and procedures.

    Work force

    Manage a group of patients, prioritising their needs in conjunction with those of the ward/department, to ensure safe and effective care.

    Manage the ward in the absence of senior staff, ensuring safe and effective patient-care.

    Manage an area of responsibility as required within allocated resources.


    Have an understanding of ward/department budgets and how the division may

    become more cost-effective. Work within budgetary requirements whilst maintaining standards of care.

    Participate in the management of skill mix issues, stock control, and available



    Take an active role in developing and maintaining effective communication with

    members of the interprofessional team, patients, and relatives about difficult matters in difficult situations.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications & 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

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


    University Hospital Lewisham

    Lewisham High Street


    SE13 6LH

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