Registered Nurse Band 5 - AFC banding points 16-23

Salary: £29,888 - £36,738

Hours: 37.5 per week 

We’re looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Staff Nurse who can drive forward Trinity’s vision and values and ensure safe, outstanding care for patients. Together, the inpatient unit (IPU) team at Trinity makes a real difference to the lives of people affected by serious long-term conditions and helps set the standard for specialist palliative and end of life care.

By coming to work at Trinity you’ll be joining a dedicated team with a shared ambition to provide the best quality care for our patients, helping them to make the best of every moment. 

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic we have worked hard to balance our two priorities of ensuring patients continue to receive the best care and providing a safe environment for our staff to work in. The successful candidate will play an important part in ensuring that the entire IPU team continues to be effective, safe and resilient as the pandemic continues to generate new challenges.

In August 2019 the Care Quality Commission rated our care as Outstanding. We provide our people with the training, personal development and support that they need to do what they do best, to learn, and grow. Most of our team tells us that they feel proud, valued, respected and inspired working at Trinity. If you choose to apply to join us, we hope you will share our commitment to excellence, continuous improvement and development.

You will find more details in the pack and job description/person specification documents below. 

Responsibilities of a Royal Trinity Hospice Band 5 Staff Nurse

  • To plan, implement and evaluate evidence- based nursing care strategies for patients and their carers in an open and co-operative manner respecting the rights of the individual.
  • To anticipate the changing needs of patients and emotionally prepared the patient and family.
  • To participate in IDT discussions to inform the management plan for patients.
  • To undertake bereavement meetings with the necessary support and training.
  •  In conjunction with the band sixes, lead on the day to day management of the discharge process.
  • To disseminate the management plans for the patients to the rest of the nursing team.

Skills and experience required

  • Up to date NMC registration.
  • A willingness to take part in studies in specialist palliative care and develop their clinical experience.
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to assess complex needs of patients and plan, implement and evaluate appropriate nursing actions
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of specialist palliative care/ oncology or other related field
  • Enjoy working as part of a nursing team
  • A passion for working with and supporting the needs of adults with a life-limiting condition, with a real commitment to delivering the highest level of care at all times.
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with all members of the multidisciplinary team.


  • Competitive rates of pay - Trinity is not an NHS organisation but some NHS terms and conditions apply to clinical roles, such as the continuation of existing NHS pension and Agenda for Change equivalent pay scales.
  • Holiday entitlement - 27 days rising to 29 days after 5 years’ service and 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Pension – option to continue your NHS Pension Scheme or enroll in the Royal Trinity Hospice pension scheme (with employer contributions of up to 7.5%)
  • Career development - we have a dedicated Clinical Educator to support ongoing clinical professional development, including re-validation with the NMC.
  • 25% discount in Trinity shops
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • London Living Wage employer
  • Free eye tests
  • Life assurance scheme

All successful applicants will be subject to DBS, Occupational Health and Reference checks.

Royal Trinity Hospice is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. At Royal Trinity Hospice we promote FREDIE (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement). We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

How to apply 

If you have the skills and experience we’re looking for, please complete the online application below.

For an informal chat or visit please contact Mel Johnston, Head of Inpatient Services on 0207 787 1000.

Download the job pack

Download the job description and person specification

Apply online

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