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Senior Staff Nurse

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will work with the Day Surgery Matron and multi-disciplinary team members in monitoring and maintaining policies, standards of care and staff development, as part of the Day Surgery Team. In addition he/she will provide specialist care, support and deputise for the Team Leader/Clinical Coordinator in the management of the clinical area. This will involve dealing with complex situations and having to take appropriate action in emergency or unforeseen situations.
  • Following progression through the foundation gateway, the post holder will be supported to develop the skills and knowledge to progress through the second gateway when they will be expected to carry out all relevant duties without supervision, as delegated by line manager.
  • Provide specialist advice to support and facilitate high quality, individualised care to patients/clients and relatives/carers without supervision in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To be flexible in the approach to the clinical area and provide cover for any area specified.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide high quality, effective, individualised pre and post-operative care to all patients.
  • To assess care needs and develop, implement and evaluate them without supervision
  • To assist in leading and monitoring the performance of the nursing team to deliver high quality patient care.
  • To deputise for the Senior Sister or Charge nurse when required.
  • To co-ordinate in the clinical area on rotation basis.
  • To provide teaching and learning environment for the student nurses, trainee Operating Department Practitioners (ODP), Health Care Assistants (HCA) and junior staff to achieve their learning outcome.
  • To ensure effective communication with the multidisciplinary team for the continuity and effective patient care.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered ODP


  • Leadership Course



  • Minimum of 3 years at pay band 5 within a relevant speciality
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff, teaching mentoring or equivalent course
  • Knowledge of research and audit
  • Ability to demonstrate application of the NHS Plan to own sphere of practice.


  • Evidence of continuing professional development, this will be a relevant post-registration qualification or equivalent experience
  • Experience of change management

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities


  • Competent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to manage difficult situations.
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Basic IT skills
  • Effective time management for self and others
  • Flexible


  • Able to manage difficult situations effectively

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Charing Cross Hospital


W6 8RF

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