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Senior Staff Nurse Outreach Service

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
25 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Neuroscience Critical Care is a referral centre for neurology, stroke and neurosurgical patients from across the London area and Nationally. Your role will be to deliver care to patients who are transitioning to ward based care, to attend deteriorating patients on wards, and providing an emergency response service across the National Hospital and surrounding departments.

Previous Intensive Care experience is essential plus a background or experience in managing Neuroscience Patients. We work in supportive environment and prioritise your learning so you can develop your skills in managing patients with all kinds of neurological conditions.

There is a multi-disciplinary approach to high quality care, with innovative monitoring and opportunities for staff development and progression.

Main duties of the job

The role is focussed on direct care to patients with complex Neuromedical conditions or following emergency and elective Neurosurgery, Spinal surgery, Mechanical Thrombectomy and varied Neuroradiological procedures.

This is a diverse and interesting speciality. You will attend patients across all areas, working with ward staff to manage complex patients, follow up discharged patients and provide emergency care for deteriorating patients.

The Outreach service is aligned with the Neuro Critical Care Service and supports all discharges from critical care in the transition to ward based care.

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.

The National Hospital is a specialist hospital and part of UCLH NHS Trust. It is a dedicated centre for patients with a wide range of neurology, neurosurgical and spinal conditions. There is a good team spirit across the site and a focus on staff support and development. We adhere to our trust values of safety, kindness, teamwork, improving and strive to deliver high quality care across the hospital and wider trust.

Our Outreach Team have a background in Critical Care and Neuroscience and support patients across the hospital once they are ready for ward-based care. The team follow up all Critical Care discharges and take ward level referrals to review patients who are of concern or deteriorating. You will work in a small team with support from the Senior Staff in Outreach/Critical Care and the CNS and our Medical Team.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse
  • Degree in health-related subject
  • Specialist course/pathway (60 credits at Level 3) or Equivalent
  • NMC recognised mentorship qualification (Mentoring and Enabling Learning in the Practice Setting, ENB 998 or equivalent)
  • Able to coordinate in absence of senior staff



  • Experience in looking after acutely unwell patients.
  • Experience in working as part of a team
  • Demonstrates awareness of research/evidence based practice
  • Able to take charge and delegate duties
  • Able to prioritise care for a group of patients and provide a plan of care.

Skills and Abilities


  • Able to prioritise own workload and that of others as appropriate
  • Able to assess, plan and evaluate care for acutely ill patients in Intensive Care
  • 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
  • Demonstrates competence and experience in giving medication and has completed Intravenous drug administration assessment



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



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

Personal and People Development


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

Responsibilities towards promoting Equality Diversity and Inclusion


  • Demonstratable understanding of the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion and/or Knowledge of the NHS obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duties (line managers to elaborate depending on the level of the post and to assess this essential criteria at interview)

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
  • Prepared to level staffing across the Trust to ensure safe staffing levels.

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery

Queen Square



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