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Band 5 Staff Nurse Cardiothoracic Adult Critical Care

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
11 Jul 2024
Staff Nurse Band 5: To provide excellent nursing care by developing skills and competencies to care for critically ill patients. To act in a responsible manner, demonstrating respect and kindness to others, in accordance with the trust values.

We are looking for Band 5 nurses (no previous critical care experience required) who would like to work on our cardiac critical care unit

Cardiothoracic Intensive Care (CTICU):

A fast paced 21 bedded tertiary referral unit, cares for both emergency and elective patients from a broad range of specialties including cardio thoracic surgery, cardiology, vascular surgery and chest trauma. Seasonally we provide advanced respiratory care to medical patients requiring isolation. This spacious, modern unit promotes evidence-based practice and prides itself on excellent inter professional collaboration.

Main duties of the job

Band 5 Critical Care Assessment Centre and interview day will be held onTuesday 30th July 2024to recruit for our Band 5 Foundation Course intake starting Monday 4thNovember 2024. We do not hold individual interviews.

Successful candidates will start on our inhouse Foundation Course- please note- no A/L may be taken for your first three months.

You must havea strong desire to care for critically ill patients. We provide a three month supportive educational programme Foundation's of Critical Care Nursing Course (FCCNC) at the beginning of your employment, to facilitate your development and clinical skills competency within intensive care. (No A/L may be taken during your first 3 months)

Once completed there is the opportunity to undertake the University based Critical Care Course (Intensive Care), and to rotate to one or both of the other adult units. ED and Paediatric or Neonatal ICU or Critical Care Outreach Team (CCOT) to further develop your practice.

You must have a minimum of one year's current nursing experience as a qualified nurse working in an acute care ward or department.

About us

Trust Vision & Values:The post-holder is expected to have a clear understanding of how this post contributes to the achievement of the trust vision of: Excellent, Kind, Responsible and Respectful.We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the Trust and behave in a way that reflects these values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specificationwhich contains more information about the role

Please state at the bottom of your supporting information your preference of Cardiac, Neuro or General ICU or you will be allocated to one of our Critical Care Units

Please supply a though and completeapplication form

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse (adult)
  • 6 months -1 year current post-registration acute care experience


  • Undergraduate degree Masters level study



  • Prioritise and organise own workload and the workload of other more junior staff.
  • Ability to use resources effectively
  • Recognise changes in patient condition and escalate appropriately


  • Critical care experience



  • Ability to assess, plan and evaluate patient care according to the needs of the individual.

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St George's Hospital


SW17 0QT

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