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Registered Nurses, Adult Intensive Care Unit

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
18 Jul 2024
Are you are Registered Nurse interested in starting or continuing your career in Adult Intensive Care?

There are three Critical Care units at our Trust, one in each of the hospitals, but they are seen as one Critical Care Department. Each one provides facilities to ensurewe can respond to the specialties based at each site, whilst the three together can respond to the needs of all our patients.

University hospitals of Leicester (UHL) are currently looking for Band 5 staff nurses in our Super Adult Intensive Care Unit at the Glenfield Hospital, our busy Medical & Surgical ITU at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and our High Dependency Unit at the Leicester General Hospital.

Between them , they boast specialties that include the world renowned ECMO service and specialties such as Cardiology, Vascular, Hepatobiliary, Robotic surgery (Urology, Gynaecology and General) Maxfax & Plastics to name a few as well as the LRI ITU site where A& E is located and is a guaranteed hub of excitement!

This is a great opportunity to join one of the largest Trusts in the country at a time when we are actively developing.

Experience in Intensive Care or an acute surgical ward is an advantage but not essential. We have a comprehensive, bespoke education program and on site clinical education teams.

Come and join our diverse team and expand or learn new skills to contribute towards providing high quality patient care!


Main duties of the job

To co-ordinate and provide skilled clinical practise (without direct supervision) to patients, in accordance with responsibilities under NMC code of conduct. To contribute to the continued development of nursing, including the supervision of junior nurses and support staff.
  • Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of evidenced-based clinical care to a group of patients.
  • Assist and contribute in the management and organisation of a theatre
  • Actively contribute to setting and maintaining high standards of quality nursing care.
  • Actively participate in the education, development and supervision of other staff members.
  • Act as a clinical and professional role model, mentoring, assessing and supporting students and learners on placement within the clinical area.
  • Work collaboratively and co-operatively with others to meet the needs of patients and their families.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030). We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence
And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities. Our strategy is underpinned by newvaluesand we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team
This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve. About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Make a referral to another practitioner when it is in the best interests of somebody in your care
  • Act without delay if you believe those in your care, you, a colleague or anybody else may be at risk
  • Confirm that the outcome of any delegated task meets required standards
  • Make sure that everybody for whom you are responsible is supervised and supported
  • Deal with problems and complaints constructively and not allow a complaint to prejudice the care your provide to somebody
  • Deliver care based on the best available evidence or best practice

Please refer to the Job description/person specification for full details on the role.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • UK Registered Nurse with active NMC Pin
  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training


  • In possession or or willingness to work towards recognised NMC teaching qualification
  • Experience in the speciality applied for or in an acute care setting
  • Evidence of post registration continuing professional development or reflective portfolio

Communication and Relationship Skills


  • Understands the importance of team working
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate well with patients of diverse cultures and understanding


  • Computer literacy



  • Good basic understanding of the importance of delivering high quality care
  • Recognises own level of competence and limitations
  • Demonstrates understanding of quality


  • Displays motivation and ideas of future career development

Planning and Organisation


  • Ability to decision make and prioritise clinical workload
  • Demonstrates understanding of their own role in efficient management of resources

Equality and Diversity


  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of treating individuals with dignity and respect

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Glenfield & Leicester Royal Infirmary



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