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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Benjamin Weir Ward (Cardiac Surgery)

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
  • Providing excellent nursing care.
  • As skills and competencies develop, taking charge and actively participating in and contributing to the management of the ward or department on a regular basis.
  • Supervising and mentoring junior staff.
  • The postholder is expected to have a clear understanding of how this post contributes to the achievement of the trust vision of: We are a thriving Foundation Trust at the heart of an integrated healthcare system.
  • One that delivers improved patient care at a community, hospital and specialist setting, supported by a unique and nationally recognised programme of research, education and employee engagement.
  • We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the Trust, being Excellent, Kind, Responsible & Respectful, and behave in a way that reflect these.

Main duties of the job

  • We are a fantastic team of nurses who are looking for new team members either with or without post registration experience.
  • We are committed to the development of our team and staff members and can provide you with lots of opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge, from Preceptorship and in-house training to university courses.
  • We care for cardiac surgery and cardiology patients so you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in both specialties.
  • I am hoping you are keen, enthusiastic and looking for an opportunity to join a motivated, proactive and fun team of staff providing outstanding care to patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
  • I would be very happy to show candidates around the department and explain the pathway for development and strategic plans so please get in touch!

About us

With nearly 9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, we are the largest healthcare provider in South West London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and personal specification which contains more information about the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse (general


  • A minimum of 12 months post registration experience.

Organisational Management


  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care according to individual needs.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise workload and patient care needs.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of managing resources
  • Demonstrates an understanding of clinical risk


  • Computer literate
  • Ability to take charge of the ward in the absence of the Ward Manager on a regular basis.

Education & Research


  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of research and evidence based practice
  • Recognise the importance of developing self and others


  • Demonstrates an understanding of audit
  • Ability to take on small research or audit project.
  • Able to explain the principles of mentoring and assessing junior staff

General & Personal


  • Motivated and demonstrates an enthusiasm for the speciality
  • Demonstrates a caring and sensitive approach to patient care
  • Sound written communication
  • Adaptable and responsive to changing needs


  • Ability to motivate and lead staff for a shift

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St George's

Blackshaw Road


SW17 0QT

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