The Luton & Dunstable University Hospital is a highly rated, diverse and forward thinking place to work. We are a Foundation Trust serving a multi-cultural population of over 350,000 across Bedfordshire and North Hertfordshire.
Through tremendous commitment and hard work, our Paediatrics, Emergency Care Services and Outpatient Services achieved “Outstanding” in our 2016 Care Quality Commission inspection. Similarly we had an overall rating of “Good” across the rest of the hospital. We were praised as compassionate, empathetic and exhibiting patient outcomes above the average when compared with other acute Trusts.
We are a regional centre of excellence for several key specialties including, Obesity Research, Neurophysiology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology and Cancer Services. We are a tertiary level NICU provider and one of the largest centres for breast screening in the country.
The hospital continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.
We have exciting opportunities for Registered Nurses to join our friendly and supportive critical care team. We are looking for nurses who are keen to develop their critical care skills and are able to demonstrate recent and relevant experience, at Band 5 level or above, in an acute hospital environment.
Our Critical care department consists of a 7 bedded Intensive Care Unit and an 11 bed High Dependency Unit. We deliver high quality, patient focused care for patients who are level 1 to level 3. We have a dedicated outreach service including NIV support out of hours.
We are looking for staff who are flexible and want to work across both ITU and HDU in order to develop their skills and support service needs.
In exchange for this commitment we can offer you:
- a structured supernumery orientation programme
- the support of our dedicated unit Practice Development Nurse
- regular one to ones with the unit manager
- access to university courses
- opportunities to attend critical care conferences
- the option to take part in our leadership programmes
- Opportunity to complete National framework competencies
If you would like to discuss this post or arrange an informal visit please contact Matron Tracey Moffatt on ( Phone number removed ) or email on ( Email address removed ).
Alternatively you can contact our recruitment team on ( Email address removed )
The Trust reserves the right to close vacancies early after receipt of sufficient applications. All future correspondence regarding your application will be made on line via your NHS Jobs Account.
Please provide full contact details, including email addresses, for your referees (personal email addresses are not acceptable). References should cover a minimum of three years recent employment/training history. All referees must hold a senior role to the post that you are applying for and should include your line manager from your current or most recent employment or a reference from Human Resources. If you are either newly qualified or about to qualify, your referees should be from your mentor, from your final placement and your university tutor. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting protection procedures to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults.
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 Trust is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. Additionally overseas candidates should note that under new rules from the UK Home Office, those applying to come to the UK for employment, and their adult dependants, are now required under Paragraph 320(2A) of the Immigration Rules to produce a criminal record certificate from any country in which they have been resident for 12 months or more, consecutively or cumulatively, in the previous 10 years, aged 18 or over.
The Trust is an Equal Opportunites Employer.
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.
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.
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