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Band 5 Registered Nurse - Neurosurgery

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
If you are an enthusiastic Registered nurse with experience and looking for a new challenge in an acute care environment the Neuroscience department at the QE Hospital Birmingham may be the place for you!

As a Registered nurse you will have valuable knowledge and experience which would be an asset to the Neuroscience team

Our Neuroscience department is the tertiary centre for the midlands and cares for people with a wide range of complex needs i.e acquired/traumatic brain injuries, patients needing urgent surgery complex neurological conditions such as looking after patients with altered airways, EVDs, high dependency nursing and pre-post-operative management of patients

We care for patients in their acute phase of treatment and recovery. Our patients often have complex physical, cognitive, and behavioural impairments.

You will develop skills in acute care, rehabilitation and will be supporting patients and their families from new diagnosis to ongoing treatment and discharge

The successful candidate will be provided with:

Robust induction programmes

Clinical education team support from a Neuro specific education team

Multiple training packages

Opportunity to undertake the Neurosciences care module and gain academic credits towards BSc or MSc

An individualised Development pathway

Support from other learning disability nurses within neurosciences

Gaining new acute surgical and medical experience

Rotations considered around the neuro wards to gain Neurology and Neurosurgical experience

Main duties of the job

* Carry out clinical practice in designated clinical areas ensuring high quality evidence-based practice

* Use up to date knowledge and evidence to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care, communicate findings, influence changes, and promote health and best practice

* Act as an advocate for patients to ensure a patient focused approach to the delivery of care is met

* Deliver high quality clinical care and a positive patient experience, regardless of different backgrounds

* Promote a safe environment for staff, patients and visitors by ensuring compliance with policies and procedures, health care associated infection prevention, governance including risk management and incident reporting and act without delay in reporting and escalating any concerns

* Recognise and act in a timely manner to assess the health and wellbeing of patients and develop individual care plans

* Ensure accurate, legible and timely documentation relating to all aspects of patients care and treatment both paper based and electronically and in accordance with Trust/ NMC standards

* Undertake a range of physical observations appropriate to the individuals scope of practice using a range of equipment, recording, reporting and escalating findings and concerns

* Be accountable for the correct administration and custody of medicines as per the Trust Policy including the safe administration of medicines, controlled drugs, intravenous drugs, transfusion of blood and blood products as required by the clinical area

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Registered Adult Nurse on the NMC Register
  • *Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC



  • *Previous / recent experience or working in an acute secondary NHS care setting (can include student placements within the last 12 months)
  • *Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development/ competence
  • *Experience of working on own and in a team in a health care environment delegating to others within a team / providing supervision to others
  • Willingness to become a practice supervisor / assessor to or meets.
  • *Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for student supervision and assessment
  • *Understanding and knowledge of the NMC code of conduct
  • *Understanding of preceptorship and work-based learning and assimilation of skills and knowledge
  • *Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context
  • *Understanding / experience of the principles of safeguarding and Mental Capacity
  • *Awareness of health and safety issues

Additional Criteria


  • *Professional appearance
  • *Displays genuine interest in the post applied for and can articulate this when questioned.
  • *Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • *Ability to communicate articulately others.
  • *Caring and approachable
  • *Punctual
  • *Reliable
  • *Ability to work a varied shift pattern including nights / weekends unsocial hours where required.
  • *The applicant can describe why the Trust may deploy him /her to a different practice setting for a span of duty

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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