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Band 5 - Staff Nurse - Critical Care

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Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) is one of the largest acute hospital Trusts in the country, serving a diverse population of 12 million across Birmingham East and North, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield and South Staffordshire. Comprising three acute hospital sites (Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull), a range of community services and Birmingham Chest Clinic; the Trust also runs a number of smaller ‘satellite’ units ensuring patients can be treated closer to home.

Staff Nurse - Critical Care - Permanent and 12 Month Contracts available

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the busy critical care team of The Heart of England Foundation Trust as a Registered Nurse.

Under the specialty of Critical Care we have the following departments within our state of the art facility:

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital – An 11 bedded General Critical Care Unit and 8 bedded High dependency Unit specialising in Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Acute Nephrology, Haematology and Infectious Diseases.

Good Hope Hospital – A 12 bedded flexible General Critical Care/High dependency unit specialising in Cytoreductive Surgery and Breast Reconstruction Surgery.

  • Experience in Critical Care is desirable; however we also invite applications from nurses with transferable experience in an acute care setting.

  • All successful candidates will benefit from an orientation and induction programme run by our established Education team which consists of bedside facilitators supported by our Critical Care Educators.

  • Staff follow an education pathway, which is competency based (using the Critical Care national competency framework) and will have the opportunity to undertake a Critical Care course in conjunction with Birmingham City University.

Staff rotate between Birmingham Heartlands Hospital and Good hope Hospital, to enable nurses to develop competencies in each specialty. All recruits will provide a 24 hour service including days, nights and weekends. Shifts are 115 hours within a 125 hour working day/night.

Our unit is exciting and supportive where you will have the opportunity to work as part of a highly skilled, dynamic and friendly team. If you are looking for a challenge and are eager to provide a high quality service to patients, relatives and carers then this is the opportunity for you.

Interview Date:- Thursday 3rd November 2016

For more details or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Collette Iles, Matron for Critical Care-  ( Phone number removed ) .

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer, and is actively working toward a smoke-free environment.

Important Information:

  • Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and NHS Jobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application
  • If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application.
  • Due to the high volume of applications being received across all of our vacancies, we are unable to provide individual feedback at application stage.

Please read the attached document 'Information and Guidance for Applicants'


References from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. When completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover this period. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

We recommend submitting your application as early as possible, as we are unable to accept applications once the advert has closed.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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