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Senior Staff Nurse - Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU)

Band 6

Main area
Critical Care
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
£31,878 - £42,046 per annum inclusive
26/02/2018 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

We want you to come to UCLH, and stay at UCLH; all of our staff have been involved in developing our values.

We believe that UCLH is a better place for patients and staff alike. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

UCLH has two major strategic projects underway. We are building a facility which will be home to one of only two high energy NHS proton beam therapy centres, Europe’s largest centre for the treatment of blood disorders and a hyper modern surgery service. Close by on Huntley Street we are developing the new Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals. Replacing the current hospitals on Grays’ Inn Road, this development will mean we can provide multidisciplinary care to our dental and ENT patients in a modern environment. Our Grafton Way facility is due to open in 2020, with Huntley Street opening in 2019.

In NHS staff survey results, UCLH has been named one of the ten best performing non-specialist trusts against the following statement: “If a friend of relative needed treatment I would be happy with the standard of care provided by this organisation”.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.


We are looking to recruit Senior Staff Nurses to join our 9 bedded PACU which sits within a 35 bedded Critical Care Unit. This busy dynamic unit admits emergency and elective surgical admissions from a variety of specialities. We absolutely value the importance of team work and so if you want to be part of a successful team – come and join us.

The PACU is dedicated to excellence for patients and the team are leaders in Quality Improvement. We take pride in the knowledge that we strive for a positive patient and staff experience every day at work and being part of a highly functioning team is very important to us. This is a real opportunity to develop leadership and management skills in critical care and be part of a proactive Multi Disciplinary Team. The role of the Senior Staff Nurse is critical to the development of novice nurses and nursing assistants. The PACU is committed to your development and we run in-house development days and there is access to continuing academic development.

Applicants are required to have significant experience in one of the following specialties: Recovery, High Dependency or Critical Care setting and able to demonstrate a strong desire progress in to an expert practitioner, help to develop a team and strive for excellent patient care.

Please see below forthcoming interview/assessment days which have been planned in advance;

  • 15th February
  • 27th February


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kylie Bunting on Critical Care on 0845 1 555 000 Ext. 70310 or email

Kylie Bunting kylie.bunting@nhs.net

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