Neurosurgical Staff Nurse (12F) - Band 5

Barts Health NHS Trust

The closing date is 01 August 2022

Job summary

The Royal London Hospital is one of Europe's largest major trauma centres, and is nationally and internationally recognised for its work in advancing trauma care. On the neurosurgical ward you will become part of a team who thrives in cutting edge surgery and innovation.

As a staff Nurse for the neurosurgical, ENT/Max-Fax Ward, you will be central to the care being provided to our patients, helping to further develop our excellent ward in line with the changing needs of the services.

Barts Health's vision is to become a healthcare organization that offers urgent, specialist and community services tailored to meet the needs of local communities but also individual patients from other parts of the South East England who receive pioneering, complex neurosurgical and neurology services at the Royal London Hospital.

We are committed to recruiting staff that will help us meet our Vision for Changing Lives, and demonstrate behaviors we believe make Barts Health a great place for patients, their families and friends, the public and staff.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking dedicated and dynamic band 5 nurses to be part of our team and to assist us in delivering safe and compassionate care to all our patients. You will be working as part of a friendly and supportive team within Neurosciences and the Emergency Care & Trauma Division at the Royal London.

We welcome and support newly qualified nurses, they will be given a preceptor and opportunity to work alongside the practice development nurse on the ward.

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 where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide the highest standard of individualised and holistic patient care in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.

To ensure patients are checked in for surgery and to liaise with the bed capacity managers to ensure patients are mapped against beds post operatively.

To lead and ensure patients are brought in via the afternoon drop in clinic

To supervise and teach junior members of staff and learners as required, and maintain own personal development with support.

To provide high quality nursing care to patients and their families, in accordance with agreed policies.

Person Specification



  • oRecent acute experience and or newly qualified also welcome



  • oPatient focused
  • oGood communication and interpersonal skills
  • oCapable of dealing with sensitive and distressing situations
  • oAble to use initiative and co-ordinate own workload
  • oCaring and compassionate



  • oKnowledge of current policies and providing nursing care in accordance with NMC guidelines
  • oIs aware of how to identify and reduce risks with regards to health and wellbeing



  • oRegistered Nurse

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Decha Hassan


Date posted

06 April 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£30,786 to £37,841 a year per annum inc.



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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