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Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse - Critical Care

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per annum Inclusive
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity for a Band 6 staff nurse has arisen in KGH ITU, Ilford. You will be part of a team caring for critically unwell patients across 2 units based at KGH. Jasmine ward is a 4 bedded elective surgical unit providing post-operative care for patients requiring level 2 & 3 care in the post operative period. KGH ITU is a 9 bedded unit providing care to emergency admissions from both the wards and a busy emergency department presenting with a range of conditions requiring level 2 & 3 care. Our critical care units consist of a total of 57 beds across two sites - Queens and King Georges and occasionally you will be required to work across site depending on service demands. We are looking for enthusiastic experienced nurses with a passion for delivering high quality care in partnership with patients and their relatives, who can demonstrate an ability to lead others to work within these standards in a secondment role. You will be required to provide training and support to new staff members, guiding individuals that require performance related assistance. You must be able to act as a role model providing teaching and leadership support to the nursing team in the clinical area and work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team to demonstrate high standards of individualised and evidenced based patient centred care and be responsible for supporting changes based upon local and national guidelines. Embedded into your care delivery will be the Trust PRIDE Values.

Main duties of the job

o To provide holistic nursing care to clients within the ITU/HDU, utilising all resources to provide excellence in practice.o To develop personally & professionally as an effective member of the multidisciplinary team and undertake appraisal annually.o To support all areas of critical care including cross site working.o To take charge of the shift regularly in the absence of a senior nurse.o To act as a role model to junior members of staff.o To provide bedside teaching and mentorship to junior colleagues.o To provide support to the senior nursing staff.o To contribute to the maintenance of a safe environment.o Reports any potential / actual problems to senior nurse.o Act as a link nurse when required.

About us

We provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. Most of our 7,800 permanent staff live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals and we operate from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A& Es in 2023. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Community Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

We're pleased to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The Elective Surgical Hub at King George Hospital is one of eight to be accredited as part of a national scheme the Care Quality Commission has raised the ratings forurgent and emergency careat Queen's and King George hospitals anddata released by NHS Englandshowed that the Trust was the most improved in 2023 for reducing waits for emergency care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also part of the North East London Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Adeyemi Kaka, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5162. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • RN Adult Nursing and registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Post graduate course in Critical Care


  • Mentorship/Teaching Qualification

Skills/ Abilities


  • Able to work within a multi-disciplinary team.

Experience/ Knowledge


  • Sufficient experience in critical care/Experience mentoring Junior staff


  • Experience in audit & research

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust



King George Hospital, Barley Lane, Goodmayes, Ilford, Essex, IG3 8YB



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