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Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse- ITU

Job Description

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust is the largest heart and lung centre in the UK and among the largest in Europe. We are a partnership of two specialist hospitals which are known throughout the world for their expertise, standard of care and research success.

Harefield ITU has 23 level 3 beds. We care for a variety of patients following complex cardiothoracic procedures including coronary revascularization, valve surgery, primary angioplasty, heart transplantation, lung transplantation, and insertion of Ventricular Assist Devices.

Nurses on our unit acquire specialist skills in the management of patients requiring interventions such as advanced modes of ventilation, IABP, CVVHDF, nitric oxide, ECMO and cardiac pacing. Our mentorship programme, supported by our Practice Education Team, aims to provide all new staff with the essential knowledge and skills required to settle into this busy, friendly unit.

As a highly motivated Band 6 nurse you will have an excellent opportunity to develop yourself further in mentoring/supporting colleagues, contributing to key projects, shift management, performing staff appraisals and acting as ‘Bay Leader’. You will be expected to follow the Band 6 Development Plan.

Applicants must be able to present evidence of advanced critical care skill development, successful teaching / mentoring contributions, and significant contributions to departmental projects. You will have successfully completed a relevant post basic course (e.g. ITU Course) and preferably have completed a degree in nursing.

To find out more or to arrange an informal visit please contact Sue Mather, Acting Matron, Critical Care on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Staff benefits include: subsidised childcare facilities, occupational pension scheme, personal development and training opportunities, flexible working and subsidised accommodation is available on both sites.

To ensure that our workforce is representative of the population we serve, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The Trust has a duty to safeguard all patients and provide additional measures for patients who are less able to protect themselves from harm or abuse. All staff have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of ALL adults, children and young people in the Trust. This including patients, visitors and those using our facilities . Safeguarding means protecting people's health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect and is fundamental to high-quality health.

Due to the popularity of some positions, we reserve the right to close the vacancies early on receipt of sufficient applicants.

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