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Band 5 Staff Nurse

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Barnet Hospital
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting career opportunity has arisen for a motivated, dynamic and committed individual to work within our friendly multidisciplinary team. We are looking for someone who is an enthusiastic and committed professional with the passion and drive to provide the highest quality care for patient with Respiratory medical condition and opportunity to work in our Enhance Care Unit to develop your clinical skill looking after leve1.5 to level 2 patients .

Quince ward is a 22 bedded acute Respiratory inpatient ward which incorporates the 4 bedded Enhanced Care Unit on the Barnet site.

Enhanced Care offers level 1 plus care to medical patients bridging the gap between ward care and Intensive care.

NIV, CPAP, Chest Drain care and Tracheostomy care skills are essential for this post.

The post holder needs to be a clinically sound experienced nurse with excellent communication skills to lead and develop junior members of the nursing team. The ECU can be an unpredictable environment and will require excellent organisational skills and the ability to work within a multi faceted multidisciplinary team whilst promoting clinical excellence.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the unsupervised assessment of patient care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of plans of care, ensuring high standards of evidence based care using a defined model of care in acute set up in Respiratory Ward.

Undertake all nursing procedures in accordance with Trust policies and ensure that these procedures and policies are understood and adhered to by all staff, within own management responsibility.

About us

You will be supported by excellent Clinical Practice Educators and Education department.

We offer opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge within different specialities and sites.

We offer you: o On-Going learning and development opportunities including leadership course o Individually tailored career development pathways o Internal Transfer opportunities o Accommodation (varied across the sites) o Opportunity to self-roster (varied across the departments) o Opportunities to take part in various Quality Improvement Projects o Nurseries and childcare vouchers NHS Pension Seasonal Loan Scheme o Keep Fit schemes and access to staff gym and swimming pool (RFH site) o Working with supportive, friendly and forward thinking teams

Job description

Job responsibilities

To undertake all nursing procedures in accordance with Trust policies and ensure that these procedures and policies are understood and adhered to by all staff, within own management responsibility.

To communicate with patients and significant others with empathy and reassurance regarding, assessment, care and treatment. To maintain accurate and comprehensive nursing records using appropriate documentation.

To facilitate early discharge planning enabling appropriate arrangements to be in place for patients leaving hospital, making referrals and providing information to community services, as required, in order to achieve a safe and timely discharge from hospital.

Ensure safe custody and administration of drugs according to The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust policy and procedures, including intravenous medication where appropriate. Supervise junior staff, or unqualified staff, in all aspects of care.

Ensure that staff has the knowledge, skills and resources to carry out care delegated to them.

To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to promote good communication and a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.

To participate in the audit of the principles of the Essence of Care benchmarking process, and implement the action plans as required.

To ensure that the departmental co-ordinators are updated with clinical developments. Implement safe working practices as required by the Health & Safety at Work Act.

To work with Lead and Senior Nurses, Bed Managers, Admissions and Infection Control to ensure optimal bed utilisation.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & professional Qualifications


  • First Level Registration
  • Evidence of recent and ongoing professional development


  • Post qualification in relevant speciality
  • Recognized teaching or mentorship qualification or working towards



  • Post registration experience working in an acute hospital setting
  • Awareness of current professional nursing issues
  • Demonstrates sound knowledge of infection control standards
  • Demonstrates understanding of the importance of audit/quality

Skills and aptitudes


  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload
  • Proven communication skills and ability to negotiate
  • Skilled in use of computer/key board
  • Ability to supervise registered and unregistered staff
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Knowledge of risk management
  • Ability to lead change and service improvement
  • Aware of quality and safety standards and ward audit requirements
  • To maintain a safe clinical environment conducive to patient care

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Quince Ward

Barnet Hospital


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