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Senior Staff Nurse

Job Description

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for south west London, Surrey and beyond. The trust provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary and trauma care to community services, delivered from 2 hospital sites, St.George’s Hospital in Tooting and Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton, and from St John’s Therapy Centre, 11 health centres and clinics, schools, nursing homes and people’s own homes. The trust also manages the healthcare service at HMP Wandsworth. With national and regional referrals added to our local 35m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m. We employ around 8,000 staff.

We are offering an excellent opportunity for you to become a band 6 Senior Staff Nurse on Marnham ward, which is a 28 bed acute respiratory ward.
Marnham ward has an excellent team of Nursing, Medical and Support staff who have extremely high standards and give exemplary patient care. Each member of the team endeavours to ensure that our patients receive the best experience possible all the while demonstrating the trust core values of being caring, excellent, responsible and respectful.
The nurses in Marnham ward are competent in the use of non-invasive ventilation, including CPAP, BiPAP and Optiflow. They can also deal with a wide range of respiratory conditions and give care to Tracheostomy patients.
As a band 6 Senior Staff Nurse you would be responsible to support the Ward Manager. You would need to act as a role-model for all staff on the ward. You will need sufficient clinical skills to teach and assess nurses and students in their competencies. You will need excellent communication skills in order to liaise with a large multi-disciplinary team.
The role of a band 6 Senior Staff Nurse is very exciting and will require dedication to maintain the high standards of nursing care. You will be supported by your ward managers and your Matron.
Experience in a respiratory or critical care setting is essential.

For further details / informal visits contact:
If you are interested please do not hesitate to contact:
Senior Sisters: Lisa Higgs/Lucy Quiney  ( Phone number removed ) 
Matron: Florence Greenaway  ( Phone number removed ) 

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust – being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful – and behave in a way that reflects these. More information on the vision and values of St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is attached below.

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient applicants are received. Please check your email regularly as all candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted and informed by email or via NHS Jobs.

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