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Ward Nurse Band 6 - Treatment Centre

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year incl. HCAS
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Ward Nurse Treatment Centre Band 6

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and adaptable individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can work well in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for a kind and compassionate nurse who is keen to develop their leadership and management skills and support and lead a team in delivering high-quality care.

The post holder will be expected to lead a shift safely and effectively, deputise and take direct managerial responsibility for the clinical area in the absence of or as delegated by the senior sister/unit co-ordinator. The post holder will provide clinical supervision to other members of staff, students and may undertake research and clinical audits in the unit.

As a senior member of staff, you will be expected to support and supervise staff and students in the department and act as a role model for others. You will be expected to uphold high standards of care and maintain a safe and effective service in line with the NMC Code and the Trust values.

Main duties of the job

Key responsibilities include providing safe, high-quality care to patients in the perioperative environment: admitting patients pre-operatively, communicating closely with the theatre team, recovering patients (post-PACU), and safely discharging patients in a nurse-led discharge service. Working in line with national and Trust policies and guidelines, as well as the Trust values.

About us

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.

We have nearly 7,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the safest and best performing Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff say they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection..

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around �10 million a year in our estate. We have recently completed a �30m expansion of our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and are planning an ambitious �60m development of an Ambulatory Diagnostics Centre at West Middlesex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assess, plan implement and evaluate individualised patient care through appropriate frameworks, including safe effective arrangements for nurse-led discharge, underpinned by Trust values.
  • To be competent in managing emergency situations.
  • Have sound knowledge of the perioperative environment and the needs of surgical patients pre and post-operatively.
  • Ensure the service continually improves to meet the needs of patients.
  • Assist members of the team in the co-ordination of the clinical activities.
  • Use clinical standards to participate in the process of monitoring the quality of care delivered. Act to ensure that nursing practice is of the highest standard, in line with Trust and CQC standards.
  • Supply and/or administer medication safely in line with Trust medicines policy.
  • Assist with the evaluation of care and initiate any action required, for example liaising with the multidisciplinary team as appropriate.
  • Review the effectiveness of the nursing care provided and initiate any action that may be required.
  • Investigate and report accidents, incidents and losses and provide initial support for the member of staff or patient involved, in line with Trust policy.
  • Take on extra duties/responsibilities as delegated and agreed by the department/ ward manager or senior staff nurse, within their capability / limitations.

2. Professional

Maintain a professional behaviour at all times and promote a positive image of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust at all times, in line with Trust values.

Contribute to a high quality safe working environment in which patients receive a high standard of care.

Participate in the setting of standards for nursing practice and for care involving the multi-disciplinary team.

Practice in accordance with, and aware of his/her responsibilities under, the NMC Code and other appropriate guidelines.

Understand and practice in accordance with Trust and Unit policies and procedures, and ensure they are understood and practiced by all staff.

Maintain a safe working environment recognising the health and safety requirements of patients, visitors and staff.
  • Ensure all strategies, policies and protocols relating to infection control are implemented and monitored and that appropriate and timely action is taken in response to ensuring the prevention of control of infection

Protect patient confidentiality and acts according to the Data Protection Act.

Maintain clear and accurate documentation in line with unit and Trust standard.

Be aware of Clinical Governance and the impact it has on patient care.

Understand local audit processes and take opportunities to initiate local audit and participate in Trust audits locally.

Participate in the ordering and maintenance of adequate stock level in an effective manner.

Work with members of the team in implementing a quality approach to service provision, in line with Trust quality care standards.

Report all complaints, incidents or accidents to the Nurse in charge and take appropriate action.

Work shift patterns and weekends to suit the needs of service delivery.

1. Education and Development

Be responsible for, and demonstrate personal professional development, maintain up to date clinical skills and ensure mandatory training is always current.

Be aware of current developments within the nursing profession and within the NHS.

Participate in team and ward meetings.

Participate in research projects and clinical audits.

Assist in ongoing development of the ward as a positive learning environment.

Ensure own appraisal is always in date and personal development plan is completed.

Work in a supportive way with learners and HCAS/MSWs, providing knowledge and feedback as required.

Participate in local teaching sessions.

14.Management and leadership:

Manage a group of patients, in line with level of experience.

Lead a clinical shift safely and effectively and be a role model to all staff members.

Supervise under the direction of the Sister/Charge Nurse, the work of unqualified staff.

Have an understanding of HR policies and procedures.

Manage the ward/department in the absence of the Band 7 nurses.

Demonstrate effective time management and prioritisation of workload.

Take an active role in the induction and orientation of new staff.
  • Takeresponsibility for the teaching and education of pre and post registration students acting as a preceptor or mentor as appropriate



Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Degree/Diploma
  • Registered Nurse/HCPC
  • Evidence of recent and ongoing professional development


  • Mentorship
  • Post qualification in relevant area



  • Post registration experience in a surgical setting
  • Proven clinical experience in relevant area
  • Experience with acutely ill patients
  • Evidence with teaching and assessing
  • General Management Skills

Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

369 Fulham Road


SW10 9NH

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