Registered General Nurse - Band 5

Job type Contract
Salary £35 per hour
Reference 167738

Sanctuary Personnel, a committed and competitive recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Band 5 Registered General Nurse to work based in St Martins.

The pay rate for this locum Registered General Nurse job is £35 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 3-month contract.


  • Be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care for patients
  • Deliver care in accordance with current ward philosophy
  • Adhere to policies, procedures and guidelines contained within the States of Guernsey’s Policy Folders
  • Under the direction of the nurse in charge regularly act as ward co-ordinator
  • Take charge of the ward and supervise nursing staff on a regular basis
  • Act as a clinical supervisor and preceptor to develop skills of first and second level nurses, and nursing auxiliaries
  • Act as a key figure in assisting new staff complete orientation and induction programmes
  • Put into practice the theory and principles of the agreed nursing model
  • Manage total care of a group of patients within sphere of competence
  • Supervise the practise of newly qualified and unqualified staff
  • Ensure communication given to and received from other members of the multi-disciplinary team is effective
  • Ensure positive outcomes by putting into everyday working practice the structure and process to meet agreed standards for nursing care
  • Comply with the locally agreed framework for scope of professional practice
  • Undertake nursing procedures in accordance with the Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures
  • Provide direction by acting as a named assessor facilitating junior staff nurses and learners to complete approved competency programmes
  • Act as facilitator to qualified and unqualified nursing staff providing them with the opportunity to achieve objectives of learning contracts to attain specific competences
  • Maintain and develop own skills to promote evidence based practice
  • Supervise patients in all aspects of their care giving professional advice and guidance where needed
  • Participate in clinical supervision
  • Through the avenue of formal appraisal and performance interviews agree targets that enhance professional development to meet personal and organisational objectives
  • Co-ordinate and provide leadership to the team
  • Take all possible steps to safeguard the welfare and safety of patients, staff and personal self in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work (General) Guernsey 1987 document
  • Report accidents and untoward incidents to appropriate personnel and complete relevant documentation
  • Observe safe moving and handling policies, procedures and guidelines including location and effective use of equipment
  • Safely undertake approved moving and handling techniques
  • Pay due regard to fire safety regulations and content of States of Guernsey’s policies including location and effective use of equipment
  • Ensure safe use and maintenance of ward equipment giving due regard to associated risk, health and safety and decontamination procedures
  • Attend mandatory update sessions for Fire Safety, Basic Life Support and Safe Moving and Handling as defined in the appropriate policies
  • Adhere to the Council's requirements for Revalidation

Requirements of the Registered General Nurse:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Effective registration with the (UK) Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Able to supervise and participate in the professional and skills development of qualified and unqualified nursing staff
  • Demonstrating knowledge and competence in relation to firmly established procedures and policies they shall also assist newly appointed nursing staff to progress to the same level of competence
  • Understand and adhere to the principles contained within the ward philosophy
  • Show an awareness and work towards meeting the agreed aims and objectives of the ward
  • Be conversant with and adhere to Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Professional Conduct
  • Recognise own limitations by referring when necessary to other more experienced nurses
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of Team Leader and provide professional support to the post holder
  • Demonstrate an understanding and provide professional support to key members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Understand the content and principles contained within the Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and Do Not Resuscitate Policies
  • Be proficient in basic life support techniques and know the location and effective use of resuscitation equipment
  • Understand and comply with the policies and procedures laid out in the approved Infection Control Manual
  • Understand the purpose of the Major Incident Procedure and in particular the role of the nurse in charge of own work location
  • Be proactive and cooperative in the appraisal and confirmer processes
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload, often under pressure
  • The ability to work as part of a team and alone without direct supervision within your level of experience
  • Plastering and splinting skills
  • Mentorship qualification or a willingness and ability to undertake relevant training as necessary

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive nursing knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry-leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel islands


This Registered General Nurse job is advertised by the Shift Booking Team; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.