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Band 5 Staff Nurse Cardiothoracic Critical Care

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Cardiothoracic Critical Care
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Stoke Hospital
Stoke on Trent
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum
Salary period
25/01/2021 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

The Heart Centre at the University Hospital of North Midlands is a tertiary centre delivering high quality Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery to the population of Staffordshire, Shropshire, East Cheshire and North Wales.
The level of activity within centre continues to grow year on year and we are proud to be developing exciting innovative programs such as TAVI, Atrial appendage Occlusion and MICAB (minimally invasive coronary artery bypass)

We provide coronary artery bypass grafting, heart valve and lung surgery plus chest trauma as part of the regional Trauma Centre status of UHNM

We have a 32 bedded pre and post-operative inpatient ward of which 8 beds are for level 1 care, it also incorporates a dedicated pre admission service. Cardiothoracic Critical Care is a 16 bedded department of level 2 and level 3 facilities providing invasive and non-invasive treatment to patients requiring emergency and elective cardiothoracic surgical care.

Main duties of the job

We currently have a vacancy providing an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 Staff Nurse to join the team in the Heart Centre within the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care.

You will act as a credible & professional role model whilst developing both personally & professionally to achieve your maximum potential delivering on the implementation & development of care standards to reflect the “Proud to Care” initiative & will ensure that nursing practice is evidenced based according to Professional and National guidelines.

You will be responsible for ensuring that quality; safe, patient focused care is delivered within the Heart Centre, working with the other ward, departments & professions within the MDT to ensure efficient service delivery.  You will be enthusiastic, flexible, committed to the provision of excellent standards of care, a good communicator & motivated.

Working for our organisation

The UHNM NHS Trust covers Royal Stoke Hospital in Stoke on Trent and County Hospital in Stafford. Royal Stoke a large acute teaching hospital, with a Turnover of £360 million. Located in Stoke on Trent and Stafford, UHNM is close to the M6, within commuting distance of culturally diverse major conurbations, such as Manchester and Birmingham and surrounded by rural pleasures, including the Peak District National Park.

Each year Royal Stoke cares for over 600,000 people providing emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care. It is a leading teaching hospital in partnership with Keele University and has a patient-centred clinical research facility providing state-of-the-art facilities.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Joanne Hallett (details below)

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • 1st line NMC registration
Desirable criteria
  • mentorship qualification


Essential criteria
  • acute hospital experience in the last 12 months
Desirable criteria
  • previous critical care or cardiothoracic surgery experience
Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

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.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Joanne Hallett
Job title
Deputy Matron
Telephone number
01782 675940

If you have problems applying, contact

University Hospitals of North Midlands - Royal Stoke
Newcastle Road
Stoke on Trent
01782 671437 (internal 71437) or VOIP Tel number: 01782 228396 ext 108396