This role is not suitable for International Nurses requiring OSCE
The Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals are known throughout the world for expertise, research and standard of care and you’ll quickly realise you’re working alongside committed healthcare experts, with a desire to develop patient care.
This rotation programme, will be tailored to your individual needs and you’ll receive support throughout the 18-month programme, with a guaranteed job at the end. Educators will be available on each ward to support you. You will join the preceptorship programme to help you with the transition from a student to a qualified nurse.
You will have a chance to work at cardiology, surgical and/or respiratory ward, transplant unit and critical care setting.
You’ll attend eight specialist study days including:
- Critical care
- Human factors
Part of each study day will be a wellbeing session/ reflective group session taken by the hospital’s psychologists. These sessions are to help ensure a good work/ life balance is maintained and our nurses are well looked after. Further 1:1 sessions with psychologists will be encouraged.
You’ll gain exceptional all-round experience across a range of clinical settings. Our aim is to help you to develop your skills to reach your full potential and career aspirations. We welcome applications from final year students, newly qualified nurses or nurses in early stage of their career.
Main duties of the job
- The post holder will work under the guidance of the Sister/Charge nurse and multi-disciplinary team members in monitoring and maintaining excellent standards of nursing care and staff development, as part of the ward team.
- To assist in the continuing professional development and overall performance of learners and junior staff in the clinical area.
- The post holder is expected to carry out all relevant forms of care with the guidance and support of more senior staff.
- To be flexible in the approach to the clinical area and provide cover according to experience for any area specified.
- The post holder will be accountable for their nursing practice, adhere to the policies and protocols of the Trust and the NMC. He/she will have a responsibility for their own personal and professional development.
Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals joined Guy’s and St Thomas’ in February 2021 and is the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK and among the largest in Europe. We provide treatment for people with heart and lung disease, including rare and complex conditions, offering some of the most sophisticated treatment that is available anywhere in the world.
Our integrated approach to caring for patients from before birth, through childhood, adolescence and into adulthood and old age has been replicated around the world and has gained Royal Brompton and Harefield an international reputation as a leader in heart and lung diagnosis, treatment and research.
We have around 22,700 staff, making us one of the biggest employers locally. We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and continue to develop new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs.
We strive to recruit and retain the best staff as the dedication and skills of our employees lie at the heart of our organisation and ensure that our services are of the highest quality, safe and focused on our patients.
24 April 2023
Agenda for change
£32,466 to £39,521 a year inc Inner London HCAs
Royal Brompton/ Harefield Hospital
Please see attached job description where you will find detailed job description and main responsibilities for a Band 5 staff nurse on rotation programme.
- Training to a diploma/degree level/Registered nurse
Experience and knowledge
- Ability to practice within the scope of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
- Ability to demonstrate application of the NHS Plan to own sphere of practice
- Depending on previous experience the candidate may be expected to supervise junior staff
- Awareness of the structure and organisation of the wider NHS
Skills and Abilities
- Good level of English
- Excellent verbal communication skills
- All staff are expected to take responsibility for their own continual personal development
- Language demonstrated through effective literacy and numeracy skills
- Good interpersonal skills
- Teaching skills
- Able to manage difficult situations
- Organised time management
- Able to use initiative
- A willingness to participate in continuing professional development (competency based)
- IT skills
- Awareness of audit & research
- Awareness of audit & research
- Ability to work within a team and independently
- Able to work under pressure
- Asserive and positive attitude
- Caring, kind and compassionate
- Positive change agent
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) .
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).