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Staff Nurse-With �1500 New Starter Premium

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
East Grinstead
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum - Plus £1500 New Starter Premium
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 nurse who is interested in a career in our Specialist Critical Care Unit. You must have recent acute care experience.

If you are successfully appointed to this role and complete a 6 month probationary period you will be eligible for a two stage New Starter Premium of �1500 in total. You will receive �500 after six months in post and another �1000 on the one year anniversary of your start date. Please be aware that this is for new employees only, therefore bank staff and any returners within 12 months would not be eligible.

**Help with relocation will be considered**

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of a team to provide a safe, effective, efficient care environment for patients, relatives and carers. They will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care under indirect supervision from senior staff. To assist in your learning we will support you in completing the CC3N STEP 1 foundation programme for Critical Care.

We are a 5 bedded Critical Care Unit. We care for a variety of different specialities - reconstructive plastic surgery, reconstructive head & neck cancer surgery and maxillofacial trauma and major burn patients requiring HDU / ITU level of care.

If you are keen to gain new skills and knowledge in a specialist area, we can offer you wonderful development opportunities while working as part of the multi-disciplinary team. We are keen to enhance the skills and knowledge of our staff with the use of simulation training, educational development days and completion of CCU competencies.

Rotation on to night duties is a requirement of the role.

About us

Rated GOOD overall with outstanding care by the CQC. A specialist NHS hospital providing life-changing reconstructive surgery, burns care and rehabilitation services across the South of England and beyond.

A centre of excellence, with an international reputation for pioneering advanced techniques and treatments. Everything we do is informed by our passion for providing the highest quality care and the best clinical outcomes.

At QVH we are proud of our achievements and our specialist services continue to record excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We regularly receive excellent results from patient satisfaction surveys and on average 98% of inpatients say they would recommend the hospital to their family or friends.

Our success is underpinned by the skills and enthusiasm of our staff and a strong culture of partnership. We are fully committed to training and development of the workforce with support for continuing education and learning.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Caring for 1 x level 3 patient or 2 x level 2 patients
  • ABCDE assessments
  • Caring for ventilated patients
  • Caring for patients with altered airways
  • Post-operative care, including surgical flap monitoring, drain management, fluid management, physiological observation management.
  • Management of major burn patients
  • Wound care management
  • Nutrition management
  • Administration of medications
  • Completion of transfer course and transfer of patients
  • Competent in ELS
  • Analysing blood gases
  • Cardiac monitoring use of Lidco

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration


  • ILS / ALS Course
  • ERAM / ALERT Course



  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • IT literate
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative
  • Prioritising skills
  • Flexible



  • Competent in basic wound management
  • Post registration experience in acute care setting
  • Working within a MDT

Employer details

Employer name

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Victoria Hospital

East Grinstead

RH19 3DZ

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