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Senior Staff Nurse - Critical Care

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.

We are looking to recruit Senior Staff Nurses to join our 35 bedded Critical Care Unit (CCU). This busy dynamic unit admits emergency and elective admissions from a variety of specialities. The unit also has a 9 bedded PACU which takes high risk surgical patients through an enhanced recovery program. If you are up for the challenge of working at a busy London CCU then this is the place for you. We want our team to come to work knowing that they can make a difference for the patients and the team.

The CCU is dedicated to excellence for patients and the team are leaders in Quality Improvement. We can demonstrate some of the best critical care outcomes for patients in the country and we take pride in all that we do for our patients.

The Senior Staff Nurse role enable you to become an expert practitioner in critical care and support your development into a senior role in the future. This is a real opportunity to develop leadership and management skills in critical care and be part of a proactive Multi-Disciplinary Team. We have a great team who believe in the Trust Values of Kindness, Respect, Teamwork and to keep Improving.

Your professional development is important to us and so we have regular team days to ensure the teams have time together and to support your learning. There is also opportunities to undertake professional development/academic courses from London Southbank University or London City University.

Applicants are required to have a Critical Care Course from a Critical Care setting and able to demonstrate a strong desire progress be part of a critical care team a team and strive for excellent patient care.

About us

The UCLH is a world-class NHS trust made up of the University College Hospital and six specialist hospitals – and we’ve got exciting expansion plans. Offering cutting-edge healthcare, our exceptional team of clinical professionals have educated and stimulated their colleagues to go even further in their careers. That’s why we’re so inspiring to work for – because every day offers the chance to become the very best you can be.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, easy and quick transport links to all of our sites. We are able to offer a range of attractive benefits and unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of courses and programmes ranging from personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Ward sister Kylie Bunting via email at : ( Email address removed )

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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