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Staff Nurse Intensive Care Unit Band 5

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year incl. HCAS
Closing date
17 May 2024
Staff Nurse Intensive Care Unit Band 5

Full-time and Part-time hours

Do you have contemporary experience in an acute clinical setting and an interest in developing a career in critical care? We are looking for someone who is motivated, enthusiastic and possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills along with the ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team in an innovative Critical Care setting. You will be given a structured orientation and development plan to meet your individual needs to develop as an intensive care team leader.

The West Middlesex Hospital Intensive care Unit comprises of a combination of level two and level three intensive care beds. We cater for a broad range of critically ill patients and offer a friendly and supportive working environment where education and staff development is seen as a priority.


Main duties of the job

  • The Staff Nurse is responsible for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of high quality patient care, whilst working in close co-operation and collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Provide high quality clinical care to patients, in line with the Trust values and in accordance with professional regulations. Accept delegated responsibility for specific activities/areas from the senior nurse in charge
  • Work in line with Trust policies, objectives, protocols and local guidelines, whilst also being aware of the importance of their role in supporting members of the team, and always adhering to the Trust values, and in accordance with NMC regulations.
  • Work autonomously and with others to always deliver high standards of care to patients and their careers, autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Communicate in line with Trust values, to patients, careers and staff at all times.
  • Take every opportunity to continue to develop, practice and expand their own general and specialist nursing skills.
  • Maintain high standards of professional and ethical responsibility, and accountability and be aware of the medico-legal aspects of nursing, in line with professional, regulating and local guidance.

About us

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals,Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.

We have nearly 7,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people.Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's,in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for -our staff says they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing significant Capital year on year in our estate.We have recently completed a �30m expansion of our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminsterand are planning an ambitious �60m development of an Ambulatory Diagnostics Centre at West Middlesex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Clinical
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualized patient care through appropriate frameworks, including safe effective arrangements for discharge, underpinned by Trust values.
  • Assist members of the team in the co-ordination of the clinical activities
  • Use clinical standards to participate in the process of monitoring the quality of care delivered. Act to ensure that nursing practice is of the highest standard, in line with Trust and CQC standards.
  • Supply and/or administer medication safely in line with Trust medicines policy.
  • Assess and support patients with adherence and understanding of their medication, advise on the promotion of health and prevention of illness
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the education of the patient and their significant others
  • Assist with the evaluation of care and initiate any action required, for example liaising with the multidisciplinary team of doctors as appropriate
  • Review the effectiveness of the nursing care provided and initiate any action that may be required
  • Undertake any reasonable and relevant clinical or non-clinical functions commensurate with their banding.
  • Recognize and act on situations that may be detrimental to the health and well-being of the individual
  • Co-ordinate and support other members of the caring team who may be responsible for implementing specific aspects of nursing care.
  • Investigate and report accidents, incidents and losses and provide initial support for the member of staff or patient involved, in line with Trust policy.
  • Take on extra duties/responsibilities as delegated and agreed by the department/ ward manager or senior staff nurse, within their capability / limitations.

2. Professional
  • Maintain a professional behaviour at all times and promote positive image of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust at all times, in line with Trust values.
  • Contribute to a high quality safe working environment in which patients receive a high standard of care
  • Participate in the setting of standards for nursing practice and for care involving the multi-disciplinary team
  • Practice in accordance with, and aware of his/her responsibilities under, the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and other appropriate NMC guidelines
  • Understand and practice in accordance with Trust and Unit policies and procedures, and ensure they are understood and practiced by staff

    Maintain a safe working environment recognizing the health and safety requirements of patients, visitors and staff

    Ensure all strategies, policies and protocols relating to infection control are implemented and monitored and that appropriate and timely action is taken in response to ensuring the prevention of control of infection

    Maintain clear and accurate documentation in line with unit and Trust standard

    Understand local audit processes and take opportunities to initiate local audit and participate in Trust audits locally.

    Participate in the ordering and maintenance of adequate stock level in an effective manner

    Work with members of the team in implementing a quality approach to service provision, in line with Trust quality care standards.

    Report all complaints, incidents or accidents to the Nurse in charge and take appropriate action

    Work shift patterns and weekends to suit the needs of service delivery

3. Leadership and management
  • Manage a group of patients, in line with level of experience Supervise under the direction of the Sister/Charge Nurse, the work of unqualified staff
  • Manage the ward/department in the absence of the band 6 or 7 nurses, if senior enough to do so
  • Demonstrate effective time management and prioritisation of workload
  • Take an active role in the induction and orientation of new staff
  • Take responsibility for the teaching and education of pre and post registration students acting as a preceptor or mentor as appropriate
  • Take responsibility for the teaching and education of pre and post registration students acting as a preceptor or mentor as appropriate
  • Demonstrate leadership and teaching skills in the supervision development and feedback of junior staff
  • Demonstrate procedures and supervise junior staff and students in the practice of new skills
  • Have an awareness of cost implications and assist in the management of resources within the clinical area e.g. equipment, supplies

4. Education and research
  • Be responsible for, and demonstrate personal professional development, maintain up to date clinical skills and ensure mandatory training is always current
  • Be aware of current developments within the nursing profession and within the NHS
  • Participate in team and ward meetings
  • Participate in established research projects and clinical audit in local area
  • Assist in ongoing development of the ward as a positive learning environment
  • Ensure own appraisal is always in date and personal development plan is completed
  • Work in a supportive way with learners and HCAS/MSW's, providing knowledge and feedback as required
  • Participate in local teaching sessions

5. Communication and relationship building
  • Know and utilize Trust values in all working relationships to patients, carers and staff.
  • Demonstrate good leadership skills and ensure that communication is effective between the patient, relatives and members of the multidisciplinary team, and ensure appropriate nursing input into patient care discussions
  • Ensure communication is used effectively in the interests of patient care, including the use of clinical incident reporting if necessary.
  • Communicate handover of care in a professional manner
  • Demonstrate politeness, courtesy and sensitivity in dealing with patients/clients, visitors/relatives and colleagues, maintaining good customer relations and recognising individuality and rights for each patient in line with Trust values.
  • Work cohesively with all members of the ward team in ensuring that the very best services to patients are provided at all times
  • Work effectively within a multi-racial and cultural environment


Person Specification



  • Relevant post reg experience in a hospital environment
  • Proven clinical experience in relevant area
  • Experience with acutely ill patients
  • Ability to utilise pre-registration experience to demonstrate an understanding of the relevant settings


  • Evidence of teaching and assessing
  • General management skills

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse
  • Degree qualification or its equivalent
  • Post qualification in relevant speciality


  • Evidence of teaching/mentorship qualification
  • Evidence of recent and on-going professional development

Skills and Knowledge


  • Proven clinical knowledge linked to area of specialty, and excellence in care delivery
  • Proven knowledge of safety issues through clinical governance and risk management
  • Proven leadership and deputising skills in clinical area
  • Excellent communication skills with patients, relatives, staff and external contacts, including in challenging situations, demonstrating respect and kindness
  • Knowledge of current challenging and issues in nursing
  • Commitment to teaching and learning for self and others
  • Computer literacy skills


  • Commitment to quality initiatives and research
  • Clinical decision making skills and ability to prioritise workload

Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


West Middlesex University Hospital



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