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Band 5/6 Critical Care Nurse - Royal London Hospital

Barts Health NHS Trust
London (Greater) (GB)
Band 5 and Band 6
Closing date
27 Nov 2021

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Band 5 and Band 6 critical care nurse – The Royal London Hospital

The Royal London Hospital is a renowned teaching hospital. As the home of London’s Air Ambulance, and with one of the UK’s busiest trauma centres, our critical care team have recently won Team of The Year at the RCN Awards. Our critical care nurses work in a fast-paced environment, where no two days are the same and the learning opportunities are endless.

The Royal London Hospital is part of Barts Health NHS Trust, one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We are looking for talented Band 5 and Band 6 critical care nurses.

Band 5 critical care nurses
We are recruiting for experienced band 5 nurses with at least 6 months acute experience to join our world class Adult Critical Care Unit at the Royal London Hospital.

Band 6 critical care nurses
We are recruiting for experienced band 6 nurses with a post graduate qualification in critical care to join our world class Adult Critical Care Unit at the Royal London Hospital.

We are very much on the frontline in London’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and are rapidly expanding our critical care capacity in response to demand in the capital. Our additional capacity will allow us to support the backlog of complex surgical patients awaiting elective surgery alongside our trauma and emergency patients whilst continuing to care for patients suffering from Covid-19 and our staff will rotate in their teams across all of our critical care areas.

As the UK’s largest trauma centre our ACCU unit leads the trauma network for North East London and Essex. It is a leading specialist centre with an international reputation for caring for some of the most seriously injured patients in London and beyond. In addition to trauma the Royal London Hospital also provides specialist care in neurosciences, a hyper-acute stroke centre, and acute general medical, along with surgical and obstetric services.

Working within a highly skilled, dynamic multi-disciplinary team, in our busy 60 bedded Adult Critical Care Unit (ACCU), which accommodates both level 3 and level 2 patients. This is an excellent opportunity for, energetic, enthusiastic staff nurses with at least 6 months acute experience, to provide a high standard of care to patients within a challenging, yet supportive acute hospital setting.

Professional development is very important to us and we offer you the opportunity to undertake the band 5/6 development pathways, the critical care course, neurosciences critical care course/ILS/ALS, we are supporting a number of staff on their degree/masters pathways and in collaboration with City University an accredited Trauma Course in house.

As part of our Adult Critical Care commitment to enhance the working lives of our staff, we offer flexible working arrangements, childcare vouchers, family-friendly policies and staff benefits including an excellent pension scheme. We are committed to providing a culture of continuous learning, which actively supports the professional and personal development of our staff.

Would you like to join this dynamic award-winning team?

Click apply to find out more about life at our critical care unit and to apply. 


Barts Health NHS Trust is an NHS trust which operates five hospitals throughout the City of London and East London. It provides district general hospital services for the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Newham, and also provides specialist services to a wider region

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