Staff Nurse

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£32,466 to £39,521 a year Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

University College London Hospitals (UCLH) is one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation situated in Central London close to Leicester Square, Oxford Street and Camden.

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.

We have 52 adult critical care beds in four critical care units on three sites.

University College Hospital (UCH) has a large general adult ICU mostly taking emergency patients from the ED and general wards (working closely with our 24/7 outreach team), as well as tertiary referrals from across Britain and abroad. Two other highly specialised critical care units take patients undergoing complex thoracic, head & neck, urological and gastro-intestinal surgery, while the Grafton Way ICU primarily takes haematology patients.

Main duties of the job

The UCLH Critical Care Team is committed to research, development and innovation and quality improvement to improve health outcomes and to enhance patient and staff experience.

Development pathways for Band 6, Band 7 and Band 8 roles are clearly laid out and supported.

See the video link to find out what it is like to work with our team -

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population.

We provide academically-led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas.

Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:

University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing) National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital Eastman Dental Hospital

Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre The Hospital for Tropical Diseases

University College Hospitals at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

For more information, please access the following link:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our Band 5 Critical Care Staff Nurse pathway comprises:
  • Automatic enrolment to our in-house Introduction to Critical care Course
  • Support from the in-house Education Team to complete the nationally recognised Critical Care Steps Competency Framework
  • Rotations across General Adult, Post-surgical and Haematology CCUs
  • Access to North Central London Qualification in Specialties (NCL QIS) Adult Critical Care Course (60 MSc or BSc credits). Course fees will be fully funded with 50% study leave granted (subject to a 9-months contractual tie-in post completion).
  • Preparation for job application to Band 6

Person Specification

Knowledge & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse Part 1, 2 or relevant section of the register


  • Relevant Teaching course (FO)**
  • NVQ assessor (FO)**



  • Proven 12 months post-registration working (within the last year) in an adult Acute Care setting caring for (the minimum) level 1 patientsEA
  • Passed Foundation gateway Level (FO)



  • Communicates effectively verbally, in writingand in electronic formats

Personal And People Development


  • Demonstrates evidence of professional development in line with KSF, maintains updated Portfolio
  • Demonstrates an awareness of the role of facilitator
  • Demonstrates evidence of ability to educate others
  • Reflective in Practice



  • Demonstrates understanding of principles of Clinical Governance, e.g. Risk Management, audit & quality

Provision of care to meet health and wellbeing needs


  • Articulates reasons for desire to work in thisclinical areas

People management


  • Experience in mentoring junior staff/students

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