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Staff Nurse (General Outpatients)
NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
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Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
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Royal Berkshire Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 pro-rata per annum
Salary period
12/12/2021 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Staff Nurse (General Outpatients)

NHS AfC: Band 5

Royal Berkshire Hospital are pleased to announce that following our CQC inspection we have been rated ‘Good’ with inspectors reporting that we have made significant improvements.  The Trust’s overall rating has also improved to ‘good’.  This is a great opportunity to join our clinical or non-clinical teams to create a positive and motivating environment within our trust.  Come and join our team in this exciting time of change as we pride ourselves, our staff and our services on excellence.

At the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust we put our patients at the heart of every element of health and care that we provide. The Trust works together as a community to deliver its vision which is “Working together to provide outstanding care for our community.”

We are Compassionate in our thoughts, words and actions

We are Aspirational and have a true desire to be dynamic and to innovate

We are Resourceful and responsible in the way we work and live

We are Excellent in our development, fairness and sharing best practice

Amazing things happen at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust; delivered by amazing people so why don’t you come and join us.  We offer a range of learning and development for all employees may you be clinical or non-clinical.  


Job overview

Band 5 Staff Nurse (General Outpatients)

We  are looking for enthusiastic qualified band 5 staff nurses to join our team on General Outpatients.

You will be responsible for managing and supporting a wide range of specialty clinics and developing services according to patient demand and need.


Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity for qualified nurses to extend their knowledge in all specialties and gain experience in managing an outpatient setting.

You should have some flexibility to work over 6 days and have the ability to motivate and support others with change initiatives.

As well as working at the the main Royal Berkshire Hospital site in Reading, you will also be required at times to work at our other sites at Townlands in Henley and Bracknell Healthspace. 

Working for our organisation

Reading sits on the river Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Our values: Compassionate, Aspirational, Resourceful, Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post-holder is responsible for undertaking and recording a comprehensive nursing assessment and planning, delivering and evaluating high standards of evidenced based nursing care to a diverse group of patients.

  • Is expected to deliver care without direct supervision. Is accountable for the care delivered and any omissions of care.
  • Is expected to teach and supervise more junior staff, students and the non-registered nursing workforce.
  • Is accountable for care or any omissions of care that he/she delegates to others.
  • Is expected to act as role model, delivering care with empathy and compassion as part of a multidisciplinary team.

 Please refer to the attached Job Description & Person Specification for further details.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse – part 1
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of recent continuous professional development


Essential criteria
  • Experience (through placement or employment ) of working in an acute clinical environment
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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.

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