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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 358-1710736-CHI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Children's Hospital
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£37,570 - £43,772

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and effective leader to join an expanding team of Senior Sisters/Charge Nurses providing direction and inspirational leadership to the nursing and multi disciplinary team within our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.

PICU at Leicester currently consists of 2 units based on 2 sites. The Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) unit is a busy and progressive regional unit with 8 beds, providing critical care for the children of Leicestershire and the surrounding counties. It is an exciting time as children’s services at Leicester are expanding with plans to relocate all of children’s services into a standalone Children’s Hospital starting off in 2020 when Leicester’s other PICU currently situated at Glenfield Hospital (GH) will move to the LRI. Glenfield’s PICU provides care for children requiring complex congenital cardiac surgery and is home to the ECMO service and so its move to the LRI will bring about exciting opportunities to rotate and to obtain new knowledge and skills ahead of the final reconfiguration which will see the 2 PICU’s merge to become one PICU. Joining the team now will enable you to be part of shaping the service for the future.

The post holder will be accountable and responsible for PICU, visible, accessible and responsive to the needs of service users, patients, carers and the public.

The post holder will be an expert clinical practitioner, be required to work shifts, and be an enthusiastic integral member of our well established and committed team, with over 140 members of nursing staff, providing and supervising the delivery of excellent quality care.

Wider responsibilities include the provision of a supportive learning environment for continuing education; reporting to the Matron and supporting the wider organisation; reduction of risk and audit; managing resources and information; and co-ordinating activity and flow and the provision of care within the Paediatric Intensive Care Service at UHL.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working in this environment and should ideally have 3 years experience at working at Band 6 level.

A period of supervision and structured training and support will be available and we can offer a wide range of development opportunities.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Matron Jo Ennis on 0116 2563729 or 07921 545963.

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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