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Bank General Nurse Band 5

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£18.80 an hour Hourly
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Band 5
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 5 registered nurses to join our temporary staffing bank.

As a trust bank nurse you will be able to choose a flexible working pattern to suit your work life balance in a variety of clinical settings working as part of a committed multidisciplinary team.

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 bank registered nurse across wards and departments as part of the multidisciplinary team, in a variety of clinical settings to deliver the highest quality care to our patients, in line with our trust values

As an accountable registered nurse you will be responsible for delivering excellent care to an allocated group of patients providing total patient care, for each clinical area you work on.

Clinical duties, across a range of clinical settings, include acute medical care, managing deteriorating patients, wound management, pain management, diabetes management, health promotion, patient education, complex discharge planning, sepsis treatment, end of life care, dementia and delirium care.

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 all our 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 of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

He/she is expected to teach unqualified staff.

The post holder will be expected to liaise appropriatelywith all key members of the multi-disciplinary team andservice users related patients

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrate ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & Qualifications


  • First Level Registration (adult)



  • 18 months experience as staff Nurse
  • Recent clinical experience in General Medical/Surgical and Elderly care setting
  • Experience of working within a team

Skills & Aptitudes


  • Knowledge of acutely unwell adult patients
  • Interest in learning and developing advancing practical and clinical skills relevant to the specialty
  • Good communication skills
  • Can demonstrate a good understanding of good customer care
  • Knowledge/understanding of basic organisational skills

Personal Qualities


  • Able to work shifts and internal rotation to night duty
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Positive, professional and polite
  • Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • IT literate
  • Good attendance history

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital



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