Transitioning from Band 5 to Band 6 Nurse - NHS Banding

A Band 6 Nurse is a Senior Staff Nurse. They require a high level of clinical skills and knowledge. They need years of relevant experience and need to demonstrate to lead your team on a daily basis. 

Transitioning from Band 5 to Band 6 Dependens of two factors:

  • If you are applying for a clinical based Band 6 position, you require at least 2 to 3 years of clinical skills, knowledge and experience
  • If you are applying for management based Band 6 position, Then you would require at least a year or 18 months for progression.

What are the key responsibilities of Band 6 Nurse?

Band 6 Nurse will provide clinical supervision to other staff. The responsibilities include assessment, planning and to provide specialist nursing advice

The role includes providing clinical supervision for other staff, students and lead clinical audits

What are the duties of a Band 6 Nurse?

  • To deliver individualised and personalised direct patient care.
  • To demonstrate correct practices and give specialist advice in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care 
  • Responsible for recognizing emergencies, Interpret the information and take appropriate steps or action.
  • Responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medication
  • Recognise and avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individuals. 
  • To provide leadership, support and guidance to the staff to deliver as per expectation and monitor the delivery and evaluate on patients care. 
  • Is wholly accountable for his / her practice in line with the NMC code of professional conduct and takes every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve his / her knowledge and professional competence.
  • Responsible for storing sensitive patients' data and records appropriately.
  • To help patients and carers to make informed decisions relating to their treatment and management.
  • To be able to communicate with the patients/carers/families and make them understand regarding disease treatment and management.
  • To maintain confidentiality about information about patients, staff and other health service business in accordance with the Data Protection Act of 1998.

You can refer the document here for detail information.

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