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Critical Care Senior Staff Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Critical Care
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Internal rotation)
Job ref
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Whittington Health
£32,306 - £39,027 £32,306- £39,027 Excl HCAs
Salary period
20/10/2021 08:00

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By applying for this role, you accept in the event you are successful that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which is aimed at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.



Job overview

Are you looking for a new challenge to build on your critical care nursing skills?

The Critical Care Unit is a 10-bedded state of the art unit with the latest in monitoring and diagnostic equipment catering for a variety of level 2 and level 3 patients. 

We have vacancies for enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and motivated Band 6 Staff Nurses to join our team. If you have a caring and compassionate approach to your work and patients, and want to join a motivated, friendly, and supportive team, we are keen to hear from you.

Requirements for application include:

  • NMC registration
  • 6 months post critical care qualification experience within the last 18 months.
  • Desire to succeed in a busy, challenging, and exciting environment

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development of programmes of care and their implementation and evaluation.

The post holder is also expected to carry out all relevant forms of care without direct supervision, and will be required to demonstrate procedures to, and supervise qualified and unqualified staff.

The post holder will contribute to the overall good of the organisation by being a positive role model and to treat all staff, visitors and service users with courtesy.

The post holder will undertake internal rotation to cover the service.

It is expected that the post holder will be able to carry out all of the duties listed in the main duty section below. The duties will vary from ward to ward and they may carry out other similar duties in support of the ward environment that are not listed. No duties are to be undertaken by the post holder unless they have received the appropriate training.

Working for our organisation

We have an excellent reputation for being innovative, responsive and flexible to the changing clinical needs of the local population. We are treating more patients than ever before and are dedicated to improving services to deliver the best for our patients. 

Our mission
Helping local people live longer, healthier lives.

Our vision
Provide safe, personal, co-ordinated care for the community we serve.

Our goals

  • To secure the best possible health and wellbeing for all our community
  • To integrate and coordinate care in person-centred teams
  • To deliver consistent, high quality, safe services
  • To support our patients and users in being active partners in their care
  • To be recognised as a leader in the fields of medical and multi-professional education, and population-based clinical research
  • To innovate and continuously improve the quality of our services to deliver the best outcomes for our local population

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The band 6 senior staff nurse role comes with added responsibility of supporting ant teaching junior staff. Also you will be expected to support the senior team to ensure the safe and effective running of the critical care unit. Please refer to full job description available for further information.

Person specification


Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of qualification in mentoring or preceptorship.


Essential criteria
  • 6 months post critical care qualification experience within critical care
  • 18 months critical care experience
  • Experience of utilising evidence based practice
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of quality improvement and auditing


Essential criteria
  • Flexible approach to work to meet the changing needs of the NHS
No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleImproving working livesCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committed

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Karen Johnston
Job title
Practice Development Nurse
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

You may also contact Zoe Broadhead (Matron) or Kathleen Conneally (SPDN) on 02072885470 

If you have problems applying, contact

Whittington Health NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
N19 5NF
0207 288 3767