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Staff Nurse - Neurocritical Care

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a unique opportunity for nurses with a passion for neuroscience to work in the largest dedicated neuro critical care service in London. The area has a total of 28 ICU/HDU beds caring for patients with a broad range of Neuromedical and Neurosurgical conditions.

Patients come via the stroke pathway and neurosurgical emergency pathway from across the London sector. We provide a supportive environment with a structured programme of training and development for nurses new to the dual specialities.

Main duties of the job

At all levels you will find a supportive nursing and multidisciplinary team. Your professional development is encouraged and facilitated by a dedicated Clinical Nurse Specialist and an Education Team for neurocritical care. Opportunities exist to undertake the critical care and neuro degree pathways, and a variety of courses can be accessed via City or Southbank Universities.

A minimum of 12 months acute experience in a hospital ward setting is essential, you will be keen to develop critical care skills and will participate in an individualised orientation including an introduction to ITU course.

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 ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital 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.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse


  • Relevant Teaching course
  • NVQ assessor

Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrates awareness of the importance of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Works under own initiative within boundaries of role
  • Prioritises own workload and that of other junior and support staff
  • Acts on own initiative and problem-solves utilising resources available.



  • Experience in looking after acutely unwell patients.
  • Able to prioritise care for a group of patients and provide a plan of care.

Personal and People Development


  • Can demonstrate experience of mentoring students and/or junior staff.
  • Demonstrates evidence of ability to educate others



  • Communicates effectively verbally, in writing and in electronic formats.
  • Communicates with patients and carers in an empathetic manner.



  • Demonstrate ability to meet Trust Values of safety, kindness, teamwork and improving.

Ensure the risk of infection to self, colleagues, patients, relatives, and visitors is minimised by:


  • Being familiar with, and adhering to Trust policies and guidance on infection prevention and control.
  • Completing all required training and education (both via e-learning and face to face) on infection prevention and control.
  • Including infection prevention and control as an integral part of your continuous personal/professional development and included in your annual appraisal
  • Taking personal responsibility so far as is reasonably practicable, in helping ensure that effective prevention and control of health care associated infections is embedded into everyday practice and applied consistently.

Specific Requirements


  • Flexible approach to shift patterns
  • Flexible approach to working across diverse area which includes HDU and ITU patients on 2 floors
  • Demonstrates an awareness of equality and diversity in practice.

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery

Queen Square



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