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Older People Services - Compassionate Care Staff Nurse - Band 5

Job Reference: 259-1576501RLH-05AC

Barts Health NHS Trust
Older People Services
The Royal London Hospital, London
£29,056 - £36,134 per annum inc

With a turnover of £1.4 billion and a workforce of around 16,000, Barts Health is the largest NHS trust in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers. The Trust’s five hospitals – St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City, including the Barts Heart Centre, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Newham University Hospital in Plaistow, Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone and Mile End – deliver high quality compassionate care to the 2.5 million people of East London and beyond.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.

Are you passionate about providing elderly people the opportunity to live fulfilled and respected lives? Do you aspire to provide care with dignity to older patients in a team that has been described as “doing a fantastic job to be extremely proud of” by their patients and families?

The Royal London Older People services is looking for compassionate and caring newly qualified and experienced band 5 nurses to join our award-winning service.


About Us

Our Older Peoples Services, wards care for patients from the age of 65 for Acute Medical conditions, with specialist services for Dementia patients.

Based on the 14th Floor of the Royal London Hospital, the wards provide a picturesque view of London, paired with two bespoke Indoor garden spaces with tea rooms, creating a calm and social environment in the wards to promote active recovery along with our #EndPJParalysis campaign.

We are passionate about compassionate care.


We can offer you

Within this role we will offer you the opportunity to undertake our 18-month Preceptorship Programme, rated “Outstanding” by Health Education England in 2015. We would also encourage you to undertake our Mentorship course to develop your leadership skills and work with our dedicated Practise Development nurse to build key experience within your nursing career.

We also offer a wide range of development courses including training with our on-site Dementia and Delirium team, Palliative care training course from St Joseph’s Hospice, tissue viability specialist training and more.


“It is a great Honour and a Pleasure to look after our Elderly Patients… We all work as a Team to provide Excellent Quality Care.” – Staff Nurse in Royal London Elderly Care Ward


About You

If you are interested in joining our friendly service, you will need to be:

    • A registered nurse or final year student nurse
    • Able to work amongst various multidisciplinarie
    • Passionate about providing the best care for older patients of different cultures and backgrounds

If you meet the above criteria, we would welcome an application from you and would ask you to explain in your supporting statement why you are passionate about Nursing.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Susan Brosnan, Ward Manager on

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Barts Heath NHS 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.

Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

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.

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

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