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Staff Nurse

Barts Health NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a band 5 staff nurse posts at Whipps Cross University Hospital site

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual to work with the Team in Discharge Lounge. If you possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, good communication skills and IT skills have the ability to work within the team of staff and have a specialist interest in developing the service we provide then please apply.

Discharge Lounge is part of Complex Discharge Team.

Main duties of the job

The aim of this post is to provide direct patient care and enhance the well-being of patients by developing specific clinical competencies and enhancing knowledge through a lifelong learning approach.

As a member of our Nursing team you will be required to provide skilled and flexible support to staff and patients within the Discharge Lounge.

You will be required to ensure that the patients waiting for discharge are cared for in a safe and comfortable environment. In addition the staff nurse is proactive in monitoring and anticipating patients' needs. This will entail the provision of care, liaison with wards and other agencies such as transport, pharmacy, Bed Managers and Site Managers.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

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 documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

Provision of care to meet health and wellbeing needs


  • Can demonstrate knowledge of current and emerging health care issues.
  • Ability to identify deteriorating patients.
  • Ability to carry out essential and appropriate nursing care and procedures.



  • RGN/RN
  • Intravenous accreditation.


  • Prep for mentorship course or equivalent.



  • Nursing Experience.


  • Awareness of NHS issues.



  • Knowledgeable in profession.



  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well as a team member.
  • Ability to manage own workload.
  • Demonstrates clear verbal and written communication skills.
  • Positive attitude and ability to work under pressure.
  • Adaptability to changing workload.
  • Willing to broaden knowledge and learn specific competencies.
  • Ability to respond positively to constructive criticism.

Assessment and care planning to meet health and wellbeing needs


  • Ability to prioritise clinical work effectively.
  • Can show a non-judgemental approach to patient care.
  • Ability to record and report back accurately and fully on patient assessments undertaken and risks identified.

Information collection and analysis


  • Can prove basic computer knowledge in Windows and IT systems.
  • Ability to store data / information safely and correctly.

Equality and Diversity


  • Ability to treat everyone with whom you come into contact with dignity and respect.


  • Experience of Equal Opportunity policies and procedures.
  • Ability to identify and take action when own or others undermine equality and diversity



  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team,
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels across the wards/ departments
  • Ability to communicate with patients in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures
  • Can demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable and friendly manner
  • Clear verbal communication between members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Clear and concise written communication.



  • Acts in a way that is consistent with legislation, policies and procedures and abide by the Trust Health and Safety Policies.
  • Ability to self-reflect, carry out tasks of own job and identify what further learning is required to do current role more effectively.
  • Ability to take an active role in agreed learning activities and keeps a record of them.
  • Ability to work within set timeframes working to priorities and deadlines.
  • Able to recognise own limits and work within those limits of competence.
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet service requirements


  • Ability to support others in maintaining health, safety and security
  • Ability to identify and assess the potential risks involved in work activities and processes for self and others.
  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge.
  • Understanding of own ability to identify learning needs and interests.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging NHS strategy and policy.
  • Ability to offer constructive suggestions for service improvement.
  • Effectively carries out tasks related to evaluating services when asked. Ability to monitor the quality of own work.
  • Ability to use and maintain resources efficiently and effectively and encourage others to do so.

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Whipps Cross University Hospital


E11 1NR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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