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Clinical Infection Unit
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hrs per week
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St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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St George's Hospital
£26,291 - £34,154 pa inc
29/07/2018 23:59
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Staff Nurse

Band 5

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.

With national and regional referrals added to our local 3.5m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m.

Co-located with St George’s, University of London and with both organisations now in a formal strategic alliance with King’s Health Partners, the trust delivers with its partners high quality research and education both of which contribute to the healthcare provision of tomorrow.

Acute and tertiary health services are delivered from over 1,000 beds across two sites, by around 8,000 staff.

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute hospital that offers very specialist care for complex injuries and illnesses, including trauma, neurology, cardiac care, renal transplantation, cancer care and stroke. It has a helipad which opened in spring 2014 and the work of its emergency department can currently be seen on Channel 4’s ‘24 Hours in A&E’ programme. The hospital also provides all the usual care you would expect from a local NHS district general hospital.

We also provide services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton. These include outpatient rapid diagnostic and treatment facilities, a minor injuries unit, limb fitting services and 70 elderly, intermediate care and rehabilitation beds.

As well as hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist, maternity and community services to children, adults, older people and people with learning disabilities. These services are provided 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.


Do you want to give outstanding care every time? Do you want to feel really proud of where you work?  If you want to consistently deliver the fundamentals of patient care, then we want to work with you.

We have opportunities for Registered Nurses to join Specialist Medicine on McEntee Ward. McEntee is an 18 bedded purpose built infectious diseases unit that specialises in the care of patients with transmissible diseases including the management of patients with HIV/AIDS, TB and imported infections such as Malaria. You will gain experience in caring for patients with complex needs who can be acutely unwell.

Whether you are a newly qualified or an experienced nurse - this is a chance to develop your skills as part of a highly capable team where you’re guaranteed opportunities to learn how to care for patients requiring a variety of nursing interventions. You will be supported by our practice educators and senior nurses to help you develop –

  • Communication and awareness competencies – including dementia nursing, safeguarding, electronic clinical record keeping, deprivation of liberty and mental capacity.
  • Clinical competencies - including aseptic technique, venepuncture and cannulation, catheterization, syringe drivers, medicines management, IV drug administration, Peg feeds, NG tube insertion, blood transfusion, EWS, pressure ulcer management and prevention.
  • Management competencies - including professionalism and accountability, nurse in charge, mentoring.

We offer preceptorship, mentorship, rotations and professional development to ensure you get the very best from your time with us. With a variety of career progression opportunities - from Clinical Ward Manager, Practice Educator, Matron, Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles. Where do you see yourself?

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Lindsay Anderson - Ward Manager

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