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Sleep Specialist Technician/Nurse

Job Reference: 358-1596387-ITA-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Sleep Disorders
Leicester General Hospital, Leicester
£37,570 - £43,772

An opportunity has arisen to join our sleep laboratory following the development and expansion of our services and newly acquired facilities. This role incorporates many aspects of the various roles across the sleep service, including scoring sleep studies, managing CPAP clinics and preparing patients for tests, whilst managing a group of specialised staff. As a key member of staff you will play an active role in the challenges within our service which require dedicated support.

As a Sleep Technician/Nurse, you will be expected to demonstrate up to date skills in the speciality, apply theory to practice and provide skilled assistance within a busy environment. As a nurse you will be expected to demonstrate skills in respiratory services and have an in-depth knowledge of CPAP use. You will be enthusiastic, motivated and have a commitment to quality patient care.

The working day is traditionally 7.50 hours between the hours of 8.30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. with a rotational late shift on a Tuesday/Thursday 1.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m., although flexibility is expected at times of patient need or staff availability.

You should have good communication skills, the ability to work independently and to manage your own workload. You should have extensive knowledge of the Sleep Service and/or CPAP use, an in-depth knowledge of the speciality and have leadership qualities and skills which align to the UHL Way. You should have management experience and leadership qualities enabling you to manage staff in a changing environment.

The applicant must meet the essential criteria outlined in the person specifications to be considered for interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Melissa Nolen, Consultant Technologist or Simon Walter, General Manager on 0116 258 4613

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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