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Staff Nurse
NHS AfC: Band 6
Secondment: 6 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Royal Berkshire Hospital
£35,392 - £42,618 per annum
Salary period
11/06/2023 23:59

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NHS AfC: Band 6

Royal Berkshire Hospital are pleased to announce that following our CQC inspection we have been rated ‘Good’ with inspectors reporting that we have made significant improvements.  The Trust’s overall rating has also improved to ‘good’.  This is a great opportunity to join our clinical or non-clinical teams to create a positive and motivating environment within our trust.  Come and join our team in this exciting time of change as we pride ourselves, our staff and our services on excellence.

At the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust we put our patients at the heart of every element of health and care that we provide. The Trust works together as a community to deliver its vision which is “Working together to provide outstanding care for our community.”

We are Compassionate in our thoughts, words and actions

We are Aspirational and have a true desire to be dynamic and to innovate

We are Resourceful and responsible in the way we work and live

We are Excellent in our development, fairness and sharing best practice

Amazing things happen at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust; delivered by amazing people so why don’t you come and join us.  We offer a range of learning and development for all employees may you be clinical or non-clinical.  



Job overview


Caversham Ward are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to take on the role of Senior Staff Nurse on our Acute medicine for older people with end of life escalation beds.

We are looking for an individual who not only wants to make a difference by delivering excellent patient care but to also help support the Ward Manager for all aspects of the role, including managing staff and physical resources effectively. The candidate should act as a role model for all Junior Members of Staff and help support them within their role. The applicant should also be able to problem solve, demonstrate good leadership skills and likewise be resourceful and able to think outside of the box.

As a Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse there is huge opportunity for you to grow your management and leadership skills. We work closely with our Practice Education Team and will support you in both experience and formal training.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder works to support the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse, deputising in the absence of the Ward Manager for all aspects of the role including managing staff and physical resources effectively.

He/she acts as a role model, demonstrating high levels of clinical expertise, leading, managing and delivering individual patient care.

The post-holder supports the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse in ensuring robust infection control practices amongst all staff as well ensuring high standards of ward cleanliness.

He/she proactively promotes staff development, ensuring its relevance to the practice area and individual needs.

Working for our organisation

We are a busy  elderly care on caversham ward and we pride ourselves on teamwork and exceptional patient care. It is essential therefore that we have Senior Staff Nurses who can help continue and further support the amazing work we do.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Demonstrate specialist skill and professional knowledge acquired through post-registration academic, clinical, leadership and management development. Work as an excellent role model for professional practice.

In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives and Trust policies, protocols and guidelines. Is accountable for own practice and for appropriate delegation of care he/she gives to colleagues, nursing support workers and students.

Demonstrate expert ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care, guiding more junior staff to deliver effective, holistic, person-centred care. Display sound analytical and critical thinking ability in complex and rapidly changing situations.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse.
  • Mentorship Qualification
  • Evidence of Leadership, management and specialty development


Essential criteria
  • Experience in mentoring/ facilitation/ teaching/ assessing/ coaching.
  • Experience of leadership/ management and specialty development.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nirmala Mathias
Job title
Ward Manager
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