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Intensive Care Unit
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Internal rotation)
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Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
St Helier
£37,152 - £43,994 per annum inc HCAS
Salary period
06/07/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Senior Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse Intensive Care Unit

Band 6

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

At Epsom and St Helier Hospitals, above all we value respect.  We put respect at the heart of all we do, by living up to our shared behaviours of kindness, professionalism, positivity and teamwork.  This enables us to provide great patient care and make ESTH a great place to work.  When you sign up to work with us, you sign up to this and we welcome applicants who share our values


Job overview

  • To provide expert hands-on care for the critically ill patients and their families within Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust, acting as an exemplary senior clinical role model.
  • Provide assessment, planning, organisation and co-ordination of care to Intensive Care and High Dependency patients.
  • Internal rotation for all staff within the department with a minimum of 3 weeks day duty per rota.
  • Provide leadership, support and guidance to staff in monitoring the planning, delivery and evalua­tion of individualised care, creating a positive learning environment for junior staff, newly appointed staff and students, and provide supervision to junior staff and act as a mentor and assessor.
  • To deputise for the band 7 Sister/Charge Nurse, taking charge of the unit as necessary, ensuring judicious use of resources and bed allocation between Level Three and Level Two care as a critical care resource internally and externally.
  • To work in association with and support the Band 7 in defining standards of care and practice aimed at developing or improving quality of patient care.
  • Responsible for coordination of the unit team and the maintenance of care strategy and philosophy through leadership and supportive managerial skills ensuring that all individuals strive to achieve a high standard of care.
  • To act as an effective role model and assist in the professional leadership of an identified group of staff ensuring that practice, education, research and evidence-based practice are strengthened.

Main duties of the job

Senior Staff/Charge Nurse Intensive Care Unit - Band 6

Are you an experienced intensive care nurse looking for Band 6 role? We would love you to come and join our Critical Care Team at Epsom and St Helier University NHS Hospital.

We have vacancies available on the for motivated and enthusiastic intensive care nurses to join our team. We currently provide 19 beds cross-site with the ability to flex up to 30 beds depending on service needs.

The base site for this post is St. Helier ICU however, there is a requirement to work cross-site according to service needs.

Imagine working as a band 6 senior staff nurse within a friendly, forward thinking and dynamic team. We are committed to ‘making every busy day a good day ‘. Our patients and their families tell us that we provide compassionate and kind care. We believe in the importance of respect, caring for one another to ensure staff feel valued and supported at work.

Our benefits package includes

· Comprehensive induction and orientation programme

· Mentoring and coaching

· Staff wellbeing service

In order to fulfil the job role and learning requirements and meet service needs, successful candidates will be required to work cross-site, internal rotation days/nights/weekends & BH.

NB: Please note applicants must have completed a Specialist Critical Care Course.

If this sounds like the ideal opportunity for you, please complete an application form.

Working for our organisation

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surrey and NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and is supported by over 500 volunteers.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting documents Job Description and Person Specification which contain more information about the role 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NMC Level One Registration
  • Specialist Level 3 Critical Care Course
  • Degree in Nursing or currently working towards
Desirable criteria
  • Management / leadership qualification
  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification


Essential criteria
  • Recent Critical Care Experience , post completion of Critical Care Course
  • Evidence of Quality Improvement Projects undertaken in clinical area


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of on-going professional development
  • Development of enhanced Clinical Skills


Essential criteria
  • Good communical skills, verbal, non-verbal & written
  • Good Teamworking Skills
  • Good management and leadership Skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDHappy to Talk Flexible WorkingNo smoking policyDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeDisability confident employerCare quality commission - Good

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.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Emma Conroy
Job title
Critical Care Matron (STH ICU)
Email address
Telephone number
07552 889342
Additional information

Sethu Jele – Critical care Practice Development Senior Sister

Tel: 0208 – 296 -3136 Email:

Emma Conroy - Critical Care Matron

Tel:  0208-296-3136