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Staff Nurse

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a busy tertiary level three neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with close links to the other UCLH specialist hospitals and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Currently we care for 22 intensive / high dependency care babies including neurological cots for infant cooling, 12 special care babies and 12 transitional care cots

Our NICU is the Level 3 unit for the North Central London area which provides specialist intensive care for critically ill babies. We also have close links with an on-site fetal medicine unit which is a regional, national and international referral centre for fetal medicine, caring for more than 7,000 patients each year. In addition, they have an internationally recognised multidisciplinary team (MDT) who offers individualised care for pregnant women and their families, when there is a concern for the health of an unborn baby. We hence can provide a wealth and varied unique range of experience.

If you would like to develop your career in Neonatal Nursing this is an ideal time to come and join us.

You will gain valuable skills and experience being fully supported by a Practice Development team. There are an extensive range of opportunities for you to further your career for progression to Band 6.

Main duties of the job

If you are committed to contributing to a team delivering excellence in neonatal care and serious about pursuing a rewarding career UCLH, neonatal services is definitely the place for you. You will be joining an enthusiastic, friendly, motivated multidisciplinary team working within a centre of excellence for neonatal and maternity care.

We have a strong commitment to staff development and service improvement, having commissioned links with City and South Bank Universities and can offer an accelerated career pathway for suitable candidates.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

We are situated in central London within easy commute of all major train stations, and have excellent tube links. And you'll be perfectly positioned outside work too, as we're located right in the heart of London's West End.

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 recentNHS 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


  • First level qualification, and on NMC register


  • Relevant Teaching course
  • NVQ assessor



  • Other experience relevant to the post.
  • Ability to demonstrate awareness of research based practice
  • Demonstrates understanding of principles of Clinical Governance, e.g. Risk Management, audit & quality


  • Qualified nursing experience (only applicable to child branch branch)



  • Communicates effectively verbally, in writing and 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

Responsibilities towards promoting Equality Diversity and Inclusion


  • Respects the privacy and dignity of the individual
  • Understands the implications of Equal Opportunities in practice

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


  • Articulates reasons for desire to work in this clinical areas
  • Committed to providing safe, effective and timely patient-centred care in accordance with NMC Code of Conduct and Trust Core standards
  • Able to develop awareness of resource and risk management issues within boundaries of role

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing, University College Hospital

25 Grafton Way



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