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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/08/2020.

Band 5 Staff Nurse - Medical Short Stay Unit

Job Reference: 391-MSS-U-AD-AC

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Short Stay Unit
Barnet Hospital, Barnet
£28,691 - £35,207 per annum inclusive of HCAS

Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

As part of the application process you will be asked to answer number of questions regarding World Class Care Values. In order to watch a video with the values, please visit our trust's website.

Accommodation incentive applicable to this post.

Come join our Medical Short Stay Unit!

MSSU is the medical short stay unit at Barnet Hospital where there are opportunities for band 5 experienced and novice nurses. As part of our dymanic team you will deliver world class care to patients with acute medical conditions in the first 72 hours of their hospital stay.

You will receive development and support from a senior nursing team consisting of a Unit Lead supported by two Band 7s and the Clinical Practice Educator. We have recently had our in house medical nurse course accredited, and offer a Preceptorship Programme for newly qualified nurses. The trust has a strong emphasis on staff support and development.

We have large SHORT STAY UNIT on the Barnet Hospital site and this is where acutely unwell adults are admitted from the Emergency Department for continued assessment, treatment and stabilisation. Within these wards are ‘high’ bays where patients receive closer monitoring and care.

What we offer our new recruits

In order to equip you with the correct knowledge, skills and attitude to become a competent and confident Registered Nurse we will provide you with:

  • We welcome Newly Qualified Nurses
  • Supernumerary orientation programme that will be individualised to your professional needs.
  • Preceptorship and supervision
  • Access to a variety of fully accredited university programmes.
  • Rotation programmes

Barnet Hospital is located in Barnet, a vibrant suburban London Borough with excellent schools, shops and restaurants and fantastic transport links to central London. As part of an exciting new initiative, the trust is offering financial support for those who need to relocate to take up particular roles at Barnet Hospital. The trust also has a dedicated accommodation team who can provide help and advice to new starters on private rental accommodation in the local area. Want to know more? Don't hesitate to get in touch, please contact our accommodation team (

Due to social distancing and Covid 19 pressures you will be contacted if successful in shortlisting with further details regarding an interview. We will use Zoom and similar tools to conduct testing and interviews. Due to the challenging times we are experiencing you may be asked to go to different departments and work under difficult circumstances.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information about working with our dynamic team and your development contact or

AT* - Apprenticeship Training.- Where AT* is entered next to the job title indicates that this vacancy is for an apprenticeship role.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers. Therefore we require you to complete your stat and Man e-learning modules prior to joining our organisation.

If you require sponsorship to work in the UK, check to ensure you are eligible under the UKVI points based system online. Please see announcement from UKVI re arrangements in a Brexit ‘no deal’ situation for EU people to still be recruited and come and work here for up to 36 months. Go to the Government website – ‘Guidance on staying in the UK for longer than 3 months if there's no Brexit deal’.

The Trust uses scanning technology to check I.D such as Passports, Driving Licences etc, as part of the clearance process.

The Trust will request a DBS (CRB) if post involves regulated activities. The Trust is compliant with the Disclosure and Barring Service Codes of practice and the Rehabilitation of offenders act.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Communication will be via our 3rd party e-recruitment system.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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