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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse ICU

Job Description

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre.

We have exciting opportunities for Team Leaders: - Senior Sister/Charge Nurse Band 7 ITU to join our friendly and supportive critical care team who are committed to providing and maintaining high standards of patient care. You will provide clinical, professional and managerial leadership for a department based team of registered Critical care Nurses.

London North West NHS Trust is one of the busiest acute organisations in the country with a full range of acute and elective activity, including tertiary referral work in Intestinal Failure and Head & Neck surgery. After a recent review we have been given the approval in the interim to open an additional Critical Care/Intensive Care Unit which will encompass the provision of 8 level 2 and 5 level 3 beds. This will be followed by a brand new state of the art Intensive Care Unit which is due for completion in the near future.

Our new 13 bedded unit, based at Northwick Park Hospital, offers excellent opportunities to gain a broad range of experience in caring for critically ill patients including;

- Treatment for multi-organ failure
- Complex surgical cases including ENT
- Post-operative complex vascular surgery
- Post operative complex colorectal surgery
- Maxillofacial Surgery
- Patients with underlying renal disease
- Patients with underlying haematology/oncology disease
- Patients with Infection diseases

The Senior Sister/Charge Nurse will contribute to the on-going implementation of key quality and clinical performance indicators to ensure care delivered in ITU is underpinned by Critical care quality indicators.

The Team leader will provide clinical and management support to nursing staff within ITU cross-site, to ensure that nursing care and resources are managed effectively.

To operate within a team of Band 7 nurses who collectively provide a resource of Critical Care Nursing excellence & skill and ensuring nursing care is delivered to a high standard.

The Team Leader when on shift will provide operational management of the ITU.

To act as an effective leader both professionally and managerially to the nursing staff on Critical Care, in conjunction with the Lead Nurse/Matron and the other Band 7 nurses

To participate in the setting of clinical guidelines / standards of care for the Critical Care and assist in the use of evidence based practices towards the maintenance of these.

Actively contribute to the clinical governance agenda and the education and development of all grades of staff.

In addition to the fantastic support and educational benefits of working at LNWH Trust the ICU have their own Social Committee which includes summer and Christmas parties, family activities and bonding trips to name but a few.

Staff benefits include incredibly reasonable accommodation located next to the site, salary sacrifice lease car scheme, car parking on site, childcare vouchers, crèche, sports & social club, subsidised gym membership through the NHS Better Health and Fitness Corporate membership, cycle to work scheme, PScashback Black Card - NHS, Staff Excellence Awards and First Medical National NHS Staff benefit programme.

Northwick Park Hospital benefits from a range of onsite facilities such as a fresh fruit stall, restaurant, dry cleaners, hair dressers, Marks and Spencer and Costa Coffee.

Harrow itself as an area to work/live in benefits from bustling well known high street retailers, cafes and excellent transport links to Central London. Harrow benefits from excellent schools, low rental rates and the picturesque village of Harrow on the Hill.

Posts are offered on a full time basis. This post requires flexible working patterns to meet the needs of the service to include bank holidays and weekends as required.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Mr Anil Jaggernath; Clinical Lead Nurse; ( Email address removed )  ( Phone number removed ) 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote the wellbeing and safety of all our patients and carers by acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately, according to the standards determined by our policy and procedures. All posts working with vulnerable groups will be subject to an enhanced criminal records check upon appointment and staff will need to give their consent for the Trust to receive regular updates on their criminal records status throughout their employment.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive for certain posts, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. After the closing date we strongly advise you check the email account which is registered with NHS Jobs regularly. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted

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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

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