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Staff Nurse - Critical Care

Band 5

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Critical Care
Band 5
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
£26,554 - £34,495 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.


Are you looking to commence a career in Critical Care in a supportive and well led department? Do you have significant acute ward experience? Then we could be the unit for you.

We are looking to recruit Band 5 Nurses to join our 35 bedded Critical Care Unit (CCU). This busy dynamic unit admits emergency and elective admissions from a variety of specialities. The unit also has a 9 bedded PACU which takes high risk surgical patients through an enhanced recovery program. If you are up for the challenge of working at a busy London CCU then this is the place for you. We want our team to come to work knowing that they can make a difference for the patients and the team.

Your professional development is important to us and all new Band 5 nurses undertake our Introduction to Critical Care pathway, which includes training in the Trusts Simulation facility. Band 5 nurses with more than 6 months Critical Care experience will have the opportunity to apply for the BSc (Hons) Professional Nursing Practice in Critical Care.

We also have regular team days to ensure the teams have time together and to support your learning.

The CCU is dedicated to excellence for patients. We can demonstrate some of the best critical care outcomes for patients in the country and we take pride in all that we do for our patients. This is a real opportunity to develop your skills in critical care and be part of a proactive Multi-Disciplinary Team. We have a great team who believe in the Trust Values of Kindness, Respect, Teamwork and to keep Improving.

Applicants are required to demonstrate a commitment to learning and developing, work as part of a team and strive for excellent patient care.

About us

The UCLH is a world-class NHS trust made up of the University College Hospital and six specialist hospitals – and we’ve got exciting expansion plans. Offering cutting-edge healthcare, our exceptional team of clinical professionals have educated and stimulated their colleagues to go even further in their careers. That’s why we’re so inspiring to work for – because every day offers the chance to become the very best you can be.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, easy and quick transport links to all of our sites. We are able to offer a range of attractive benefits and unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of courses and programmes ranging from personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills.

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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Ward Sister on 020 344 79012 or via email at : Kylie.Bunting@uclh.nhs.uk

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