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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Rotation Programme Harefield Hospital

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year inc outer london HCAs
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This rotation programme, will be tailored to your individual needs and you'll receive support throughout the 18-month programme, with a guaranteed job at the end. Educators will be available on each ward to support you. You will join the preceptorship programme to help you with the transition from a student to a qualified nurse.

You will have a chance to work at cardiology, surgical and/or respiratory ward, transplant unit and critical care setting.

You'll attend eight specialist study days including:
  • Induction
  • Surgical
  • Cardiology
  • Transplant
  • Critical care
  • ILS
  • Human factors
  • Leadership

Part of each study day will be a well being session/ reflective group session taken by the hospital's psychologists. These sessions are to help ensure a good work/ life balance is maintained and our nurses are well looked after. Further 1:1 sessions with psychologists will be encouraged.

You'll gain exceptional all-round experience across a range of clinical settings. Our aim is to help you to develop your skills to reach your full potential and career aspirations. We welcome applications from final year students, newly qualified nurses or nurses in early stage of their career.

Main duties of the job

Job summary:
  • The post holder will work under the guidance of the Sister/Charge nurse and multi-disciplinary team members in monitoring and maintaining excellent standards of nursing care and staff development, as part of the ward team.
  • To assist in the continuing professional development and overall performance of learners and junior staff in the clinical area.
  • The post holder is expected to carry out all relevant forms of care with the guidance and support of more senior staff.
  • To be flexible in the approach to the clinical area and provide cover according to experience for any area specified.
  • The post holder will be accountable for their nursing practice, adhere to the policies and protocols of the Trust and the NMC. He/she will have a responsibility for their own personal and professional development.

About us

This advert is open to all applicants with an active Nursing and Midwifery Council Personal Identification number (PIN) (this refers to an NMC Pin identification that allows you to work as a registered nurse/midwife in the UK.

If you have a PRN number only please do not apply for this post. You can contact Capital Nurse or Capital Midwife ( ) to find out details on how to apply for International Nurse or Midwifery jobs

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals joined Guy's and St Thomas' in February 2021 and is the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK and among the largest in Europe. We provide treatment for people with heart and lung disease, including rare and complex conditions, offering some of the most sophisticated treatment that is available anywhere in the world.

Our integrated approach to caring for patients from before birth, through childhood, adolescence and into adulthood and old age has been replicated around the world and has gained Royal Brompton and Harefield an international reputation as a leader in heart and lung diagnosis, treatment and research

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description where you will find detailed job description and main responsibilities for a Band 5 staff nurse on rotation programme.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Experience


  • UK NMC Registered nurse


  • Training to a diploma/degree level to UK Registered nurse

Experience and knowledge


  • Ability to practice within the scope of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Ability to demonstrate application of the NHS Plan to own sphere of practice


  • Depending on previous experience the candidate may be expected to supervise junior staff
  • Awareness of the structure and organisation of the wider NHS

Skills and Abilities


  • Good level of English
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • All staff are expected to take responsibility for their own continual personal development
  • Language demonstrated through effective literacy and numeracy skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Teaching skills
  • Able to manage difficult situations
  • Organised time management
  • Able to use initiative
  • A willingness to participate in continuing professional development (competency based)
  • IT skills
  • Awareness of audit & research
  • Awareness of audit & research

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to work within a team and independently
  • Flexible
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Punctual
  • Enthusiastic
  • Asserive and positive attitude
  • Caring, kind and compassionate
  • Positive change agent
  • Reliable

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Harefield Hospital

Hill End Road



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