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Senior Staff Nurse - Benjamin Weir Ward (Cardiac Surgery) (12 months)

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
Senior Staff Nurse - Benjamin Weir Ward (Cardiac Surgery)(Cardiac Surgery) (12 month secondment/fixed term contract)
  • To support and deputise for the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse to ensure the provision of excellent nursing care and the effective management of staff and other resources.
  • To co-ordinate the day-to-day management of the ward/department and ensure excellent communication is maintained & facilitate patient flow through the department.
  • To ensure that there are education and training opportunities for all staff, including pre and post registration students and /or providing specialist knowledge if working in a clinical area where a post registration course is essential.
  • To assist the ward sister in maintain safe staffing levels.

Main duties of the job

St George's Hospital is one of the country's leading teaching hospitals with an international reputation for patient care, education and research.

Benjamin Weir ward is a 28 bedded ward that specialises in the care of patients undergoing cardiac surgery, stepping down patients from CTICU on day 1 post surgery.

Benjamin Weir ward is a dynamic ward that is changing with the increasing demands on the St George's cardiac surgery service, a regional tertiary centre delivering high quality care.

We are looking for applicants with strong leadership skills and experience. Ideally you should have a minimum of 18 months experience within Cardiac surgery.

You will be expected to work as an excellent role model as you develop your clinical and leadership skills providing excellent patient care.

You will take charge and lead the team with the support of the Senior Sister and Junior Charge Nurse with an emphasis to drive and continually improve patient care and customer service.

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team working closely with doctors, surgeons, Nurse Practitioners, teams of physiotherapists and occupational therapists, as well as the Cardiothoracic ITU.

So if you are ambitious and have excellent leadership skills and can make a real difference while caring for cardiac surgery patients this is the job for you.

About us

With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and personal specification which contains more information about the role.

Person Specification



  • RN (general)
  • Minimum of 3 years post registration experience, of which 18 months within the speciality
  • Awareness of professional responsibilities
  • Knowledge of current nursing issues


  • Relevant specialist course

Organisational Management


  • Ability to prioritise work and to co-ordinate the ward or department
  • Ability to assess, plan and evaluate patient care according to individual needs.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the application of leadership skills
  • Has good verbal and written communication abilities


  • Computer literate

Education and Research


  • Demonstrates knowledge of the application of evidence based practice
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the assessment process for student nurses
  • Has knowledge of performance review


  • Education/Mentorship/Practice Assessor qualification
  • Evidence of audit or research project
  • Attended IPR course / knowledge of performance review



  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for the clinical speciality
  • Demonstrates a caring and sensitive approach to patient care
  • Adaptable and responsive to changing needs
  • Ability to motivate and lead staff for a shift
  • Ability to identify stress in self and others and to take effective action to manage the situation.


  • Clinical Leadership Course

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St George's

Blackshaw Road


SW17 0QT

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