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Bank Registered Nurse - Intensive Care Unit

Role Summary

To assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care of patients requiring intensive/High dependency care. To provide support for patient’s families and significant others. This will require the post holder to develop the skills required in order to deliver a variety of therapeutic interventions for patients on ICU and manage both physical and psychological patient care issues. They will need to liaise and communicate with the various multi-disciplinary team members who contribute to a patient’s management on ICU. The post-holder will be required to participate in patient safety and the delivery of care in accordance with the Core Standards For ICU (Intensive Care Society, 2013). The post-holder will also be required to assist in guiding and supporting Assistant Practitioners as appropriate. Act as a role model/mentor and assessor to both pre and post-registration learners and newly appointed staff. To practice in accordance with NMC and professional Codes, statutory requirements and the Trust’s Vision for Nursing. To work flexibly within any area of the Trust as directed by the Senior Nurse.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

Are you a nurse with existing and/or previous experience in critical care? If so we’d like to hear from you! We are looking for registered nurses to join the Nurse Bank with current or previous critical care experience.

The critical care unit is an 15 bedded unit covering both Intensive and High dependency care. You will be expected to work alongside a team of skilled healthcare professionals in the delivery of safe, effective and compassionate care. You will have a supportive individualised induction depending on your previous experience supported by the unit’s clinical educator and you will work with an experienced team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists who can support you.

We can offer flexible working and an attractive salary.  Enhancements are paid for unsocial hours, including weekends , nights and bank holidays

Working Pattern: Bank

Interview Date: TBC

For further information please contact Tina Jones, Head of Temporary Staffing , 01392 405232,

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.


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