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Band 7 Charge Nurse / Senior Sister - ICU

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

The Royal Free Hospital Intensive Care Unit comprises of 34Level 3 beds and 8 level 2 SHDU beds plus the newly opened EPIC unit consisting of 8 PACU beds. The Unit admits in excess of 2,000 patients per year. Specialities include Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant, Vascular Surgery, Complex Colorectal, Renal and Renal Surgery, general Medical and Surgical patients along with acute patients form our PCI service and Accident and Emergency department.The ICU team are passionate about getting it right for patients and their families. We believe that by investing in our staff that they will deliver better care to our patients and help create and contribute to a work environment that makes it fun to come to work. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate, highly motivated, and proactive individual who espouses the vision of our Trust to deliver safe care compassionately to become part of the senior ICU team. We are looking for a Senior Sister /Charge Nurse to support our Critical Care, Surgical HDU and EPIC Units. The successful candidate will be expected to manage the day to day running of a complex intensive care unit, SHDU and EPIC unit supporting their teams by utilizing excellent communication and clinical skills. If you believe you meet the criteria of the person specification and would like to join the Royal Free Trust at this time, we would be interested in receiving your application.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Essential:
  • Registered Nurse
  • ENB Nursing Course relevant to specialty
  • Relevant degree
  • Desirable:
  • Nurse prescribing course or willingness to undertake


  • Mentorship (previously ENB 998) course



  • Essential:
  • Demonstrable experience to a high level of competence in a relevant specialty
  • Experience of managing, supervising and appraising staff
  • Experience of managing a budget and other resources
  • Minimum 2 yrs post ICU/ENB Course


  • Evidence of Managed a team

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Essential:
  • Leadership and team building skills
  • Computer skills-competent in outlook, word and excel
  • Ability to communicate concisely and effectively both in writing and verbally e.g. to overcome language barriers, when teaching patients and staff, to elicit information from patients regarding private matters, health problems and health status
  • Ability to prioritize workload
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Competent to administer intravenous medication
  • Desirable:
  • Competent in intravenous cannulation / phlebotomy.



  • Essential:
  • Knowledge of being an accountable practitioner
  • Staff appraisal and performance management
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and risk management Knowledge of budget, financial and resource management
  • Desirable:
  • Understanding of change management

Royal Free values


  • Essential:
  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hosital

Pond Street



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