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Staff Nurse - Critical Care

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Registered Nurse - Critical Care Band 5Permanent37.5 hours per weekWe are looking for highly motivated nurses interested in working in our busy and challenging Critical Care environment.

Aintree Critical Care is a 26 bed unit caring for level 2 and 3 patients in the regional trauma centre. Specialties include trauma, MFU and vascular.

Successful candidates will undertake a 12 week preceptorship programme, be committed to Trust Mandatory Training and will be included in an extensive training programme within the Directorate, facilitated by our Practice Educators.Though Critical Care experience is not essential, preference will be given to staff with ITU, HDU or acute ward experience. These posts will be throughout the Directorate, discussed at interview, and decisions made regarding allocation of staff will be based on experience and service need.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team under the supervision of the nurse with continuing responsibility of the unit. Key responsibilities will include the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.The postholder will always work within the NMC's Code of Professional Conduct.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Participate in maintaining a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for all patients and carers and maintain agreed standards of nursing care.Determines nursing priorities and plans patient care. Informs the nurse in charge when changes in circumstances may affect patient care.Maintain nursing records in accordance with the NMC and Trust guidelines.Maintain and improve quality of patient care through contribution to the development of Essence of Care and clinical benchmarking within the unit.Ensure due regard is given to customs, values and spiritual beliefs ofpatients.Providing information and support to patients/carers, and ensuring all those involved in the care are aware of changes in the patients condition.Assist in the safe custody, checking and administration of drugs, including inotropes.To develop/possess the clinical knowledge and skills to care for critically ill patients which will include the management of patients with multiple organ failure and complex nursing needs.To develop/possess the ability to undertake expanded practice, in order to optimise patient care, in accordance with unit and Trust policies. (Inclusive of respiratory support, haemodynamic monitoring and manipulation and renal replacement therapies).Act at all times in a manner that upholds the reputation of the Trust and safeguards the wellbeing and dignity of patients and their relatives.

Act always in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct and Guidance documents and maintain active status on NMC Register.Take every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve knowledge.Identify objectives within a PDP that support the delivery of high standards of clinical care.The post holder shall as necessary provide cover for and undertake duties of absent colleagues.The post holder shall follow all the policies and procedures of the organisation.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, current NMC registration
  • Diploma in Nursing


  • Mentorship/teaching qualification
  • Post registration qualification in relevant specialty



  • Must have 6 months post registration experience and successful completion of band 5 foundation gateway competencies
  • Experience within relevant clinical setting
  • Evidence of maintaining a clinical learning environment.
  • Evidence of working with students


  • Recent acute hospital experience [including as a student nurse]



  • Knowledge of current nursing issues and clinical governance
  • Demonstrates awareness of own limitations



  • Ability to organise workload and delegate tasks appropriately
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to support less experienced staff
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Good written and verbal communication skills


  • Basic IT skills, including e-mail and word processing



  • Supportive of colleagues
  • Ability to work in changing environments
  • Committed to high standards of patient care
  • Exemplary personal standards of conduct and behaviour
  • Maintain both personal and professional development
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Aintree University Hospital

Lower Lane


L9 7AL

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