The St Andrew's Nurse

What makes a St Andrew’s nurse?

St Andrew’s nurses are passionate about what they do. They want to develop a reputation for world-class expertise, service and care.

Our nurses are already specialists in their own areas, or busy training to become specialists. Our ambition is for them to be shining examples in their field.

We invest in helping our nurses to develop their expertise and specialist knowledge, which in turn helps us to provide outstanding care for our patients. We want to ensure that a St Andrew’s nurse has a truly interesting and rewarding career with us.

We are committed to the Chief Nursing Officer’s '6Cs' - care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment - that support the national Compassionate Practice nursing strategy, and we have embedded these within the Charity's own nursing practice standards. We have worked with patients and staff to identify patient rights and the nursing ‘always actions’ to describe how care will be recovery-focused and compassionate. Our nurses are skilled and competent. They communicate effectively with patients, carers and colleagues and have the courage to stand up and speak out for what is right. Our nurses are proud of their profession and committed to providing the very best care.

Benefits for our nurses

In addition to the benefits offered to all St Andrew’s staff, our nurses benefit from a qualified clinical allowance, awarded on top of their basic salary. Nurses also receive enhanced shift pay, depending on the rotas they work, and have the opportunity to work additional hours through our 'nurse bank'.