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Bank ITU Nurse Band 6

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£27.18 an hour Hourly Paid
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Band 6
Part Time
Here at The Royal Free Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we are passionate about delivering the highest quality care to all our patients. In order to help us achieve this, we are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and committed band 6 ITU nurses to join our temporary staffing bank.

As a trust bank ITU nurse you will be able to choose a flexible working pattern to suit your work life balance in working as part of a committed multidisciplinary team at either of our two Intensive Care Units.

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust with some of the best clinical outcomes in the country.

Main duties of the job

Working shifts as a band 6 bank ITU nurse, in either of our two Units at Royal Free Hospital or Barnet Hospital to deliver the highest quality care to our sickest patients, in line with our trust values

As an accountable registered ITU nurse you will be responsible for delivering excellent care to allocated level 2 or 3 patients providing total patient care to a range of medical and surgical patients including hepatology, infectious disease, cardiac, rheumatology and we are a specialist surgical centre for Hepatobiliary, Vascular and Renal surgery.

We are the largest renal centre in the North Central Network and have one of the busiest primary Cardiac Primary PCI centres in London.

You will also be responsible for supporting and guiding junior nurses within the unit.

About us

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community. This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.

Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers' money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

Everyone is welcome at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME, gender equality, staff carers and people with disabilities and lived experiences to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

We offer a variety of bank shifts both days, nights and weekends across our RFH and BH sites with competitive hourly rates. Our long day and night shift are paid at 11.5 hours.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder is responsible for the assessment, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for critically ill adults in their care in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team. They will act as an effective clinical role model.

The Post holder will use specialist knowledge obtained through relevant post registration courses in caring for critically ill adults.

The post holder is expected to supervise junior staff and to teach qualified and unqualified staff.

To maintain a safe clinical environment conducive to patient care.

As part of our continued response to COVID19, we are closely following Department of Health and Social Care's (DHSC) guidance and the governments proposals for new mandatory COVID-19 vaccination legislation. This means that full COVID19 vaccination will be a condition of employment in all NHS roles which have face-to-face contact with patients and service users from1 April 2022unless exempt. This also means that by3 February 2022all such staff will need to have had their first COVID19 vaccination. We expect the need to be vaccinatedto apply tothe vast majority ofroles, although this may not be a requirement in some limited, exceptional circumstances. Should your role be identified as being within the scope of the legislation, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status (or a legitimate exemption from these requirements) as a condition of your employment.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values



  • 1st/2nd level registration
  • Intensive Care Course


  • Mentorship Course



  • 18 months post registration experience
  • 12 months recent ITU experience
  • 6 months experience at Band 6
  • Experience in mentoring junior staff/students


  • Insight into management issues e.e conflict resolution, change management

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Can manage a group of ITU patients independantly
  • Taeching and mentoring skills
  • Evidence of recent self development

Personal Qualities


  • Approachable
  • Able to work within and lead a team
  • Professional attitude
  • Reliable
  • Able to effectively mentor junior staff



  • Awareness of developments relevant to the specialty
  • Able to act as an effective role model to others
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain a safe clinical environment

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free & BH



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