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Registered Nurse

Job Reference: 358-1204911-CHU-D

University Hospitals of Leicester
General Surgery
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£23,023 to £29,608


Gastrointestinal Surgery, Ward 22


Do you want to develop your acute surgical skills and learn to care for patients with complex post-surgical care needs?

University Hospitals Leicester is one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England offering a wide range of general and specialist services, providing an environment that is both challenging and rewarding.


We are looking for enthusiastic motivated individuals who will thrive on the challenge of this fast paced area. You must be able to work on your own initiative and be forward thinking with good prioritisation and organisational skills. Excellent communication skills are key not only to improving your patients experience but also to contributing towards effective teamwork.


Ward 22 is a 26 bedded General Surgery ward specialising Colorectal and Gastro-intestinal surgery at Leicester Royal Infirmary. The area receives elective admissions post operatively as well as transferred the intensive care units.

There are great opportunities to develop both within the two acute bays which cares for the patients with more complex care needs recently discharged from the Intensive care units and care for the patients admitted post elective surgery enabling you to enhance both your assessment and surgical skills.

The successful candidates will ensure high quality care is achieved within a multidisciplinary team where continuous learning and improvement are delivered. You will be supported to develop specialist skills, knowledge and expertise in clinical practice. For newly qualified nurses we offer a comprehensive preceptor ship and induction programme in conjunction with our education team and specialist nursing teams. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking to gain experience in surgical care.

We also offer bespoke rotational opportunities available between the surgical assessment unit, our inpatient elective GI surgery ward and gastroenterology. These can be arranged dependent upon your wishes and needs.


For further details / informal visits contact:

If you would like more information or an informal visit please contact Matron Clair Gibson on 07950891213 or Ward sister Gemma Cade

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.

UK Registration

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

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