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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Description

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

We want you to come to UCLH, and stay at UCLH, because our success starts with you. All of our staff have been involved in developing our values. We believe that they make UCLH a better place for patients and staff alike.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Many of our services operate from new or newly refurbished facilities including the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre which opened in 2012. So why join UCLH…?

We have a reputation as a centre of clinical excellence

Our hospitals are in great central London locations

We have new facilities and state-of-the-art medical technology

We have a wide range of career opportunities that we can offer

For the previous three years, UCLH has been in the top 20% of all NHS Trusts for the overall staff engagement score in the NHS Staff Survey.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

UCL at Westmoreland is a new specialist surgery hospital for thoracic and urology surgery. UCL at Westmoreland is one of the specialist hospitals that form part of UCLH NHS Foundation Trust.

The 4th Floor thoracic ward is a busy 23 bedded unit that deals with patients undergoing treatments for a wide range of cardiothoracic conditions.

We have opportunities for motivated practitioners to be part of a dynamic and supportive inter-professional team and take on the role of a Deputy Sister. Applicants should ideally possess thoracic experience and have worked in a thoracic ward.

You should also be dedicated to the developmental needs of junior colleagues and students and delivering evidence based care along with an enthusiasm for the speciality.

In return for your commitment to us, we can offer the opportunity to further develop your career pathway and be part of a dynamic and supportive inter-professional team.

All candidates for posts at UCLH are required to complete our values assessment.

In the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert, please follow the link to the UCLH Values Assessment Tool. Once you have completed the assessment and scored highly enough, you will receive a certificate number. In order to start your application, you must copy and paste (do not type) your certificate number into your application form when requested.

The certificate covers all applications you make to UCLH for 6 months - you do not need to take the test for each job application you make. After 6 months you may complete the assessment again.

If you have lost your certificate number, you can have a reminder sent to your email address by accessing the Values Assessment Certificate Number Reminder tool in the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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 Visas and Immigration department 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 the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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