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Senior Staff Nurse - Critical Care

Employer
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£40,448 to £47,965 a year per annum inclusive
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a senior staff nurse to join our critical care division. University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the largest and most successful foundation trusts in the UK, with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation. Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites.

The senior staff nurse in the Critical Care Unit is responsible for delivering excellent patient care and acting as a role model to other staff, patients and the public. You will be passionate about maintaining a high standard of patient care for critically ill patients at the same time as working collaboratively with other members of the MDT (Multi-disciplinary team).

Main duties of the job

You will be working across four critical care units, spread over three sites:
  • University College Hospital has 35 beds and is a general unit, taking patients from our busy emergency department, after major surgery, from the wards and from referrals across the UK and abroad.
  • Westmoreland Street has nine beds and sees mostly high-risk and complex thoracic and urological surgical patients.
  • Our Critical Care Unit at Grafton Way is a new, state-of-the-art cancer facility with 10 beds, which primarily sees haematology patients.
  • Our Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) has 10 beds and is located on the sixth floor at University College Hospital site, taking high-risk surgical patients undergoing head and neck, gynaecological, colorectal and upper gastro-intestinal (GI) surgery.

National audits show that we have some of the best care outcomes in the country, and, within UCLH, the Unit was the first to gain Exemplar Ward status. Several of our nurses have won awards or been finalists in the UCLH Celebrating Excellence awards. Watch this video on the work of the unit.

Our Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse pathway offers:
  • a nationally recognised competency and learning framework using 'STEP'.
  • rotations across all four sites (CCU and PACU)
  • an in-house leadership development course
  • access to quality improvement training
  • support with completing your MSc/BSc
  • the opportunity to work with the North Central London Adult Critical Care Transfer Service.


About us

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.

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.

See the video link: https://youtu.be/c_8hzdo_kRc

Our Senior Staff Nurse pathway offers:

a nationally recognised competency and learning framework using 'STEP'.

rotations across all four sites (CCU and PACU)

an in-house leadership development course

access to quality improvement training

support with completing your MSc/BSc

The senior staff nurse in the Critical Care Unit is responsible for delivering excellent patient care and acting as a role model to other staff, patients and the public. You will be passionate about maintaining a high standard of patient care for critically ill patients at the same time as working collaboratively with other members of the MDT (Multi-disciplinary team).

To find out more, visit www.uclh.nhs.uk/why-choose-uclh

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached detailed Job description for the role and main responsibilities. Please contact the appointing manager for further questions.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Adult Nurse Sub-Part 1 (RN1, RNA).
  • Progression through the band 5 KSF foundation gateway.


Desirable

  • Teaching and assessing qualification (ENB 998 Registered Adult Nurse Sub-Part 1 (RN1, RNA).
  • Intermediate level resuscitation qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Post-registration long course (6 months) in critical care, with experience caring for patients in an intensive care unit (level 2/level 3 patients) or Substantial and post-graduate experience caring for patients in surgical in an intensive care unit (level 2/level 3 patients).


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to fill in application form neatly and correctly
  • Able to articulate reasons for desire to work in this clinical area.
  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the key issues involved in caring for high risk surgical patients in the immediate post-operative period.


Personal and People Developmen

Essential

  • Demonstrates an awareness of role of facilitator and evidence of ability to educate others


Quality & Service

Essential

  • Demonstrates awareness of quality improvement


Health and Well-being 2

Essential

  • Able to assess, plan, monitor and review the needs of critically ill patients.
  • Able to prioritise own workload and that of others


General 6: People

Essential

  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of the importance of working as part of a team


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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

UCLH NHS Foundation Trust

London

NW1 2BU

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