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Band 5 staff nurse

Job Reference: 358-1034899-CHU-G

University Hospitals of Leicester
Ward 8 SAU
Leicester Royal Infirmary, leicester
£24,214 to £30,112

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Gastrointestinal Surgery


Surgical Assessment Unit

Leicester Royal Infirmary


Staff Nurse

Band 5

(Full/Part Time)


Do you want to develop your acute surgical skills?


In the next 18 months we will be consolidating our Gastrointestinal Surgical emergency take at the Leicester Royal Infirmary site moving from the Leicester General Hospital. We are currently planning the development of a bigger triage area to accommodate our acute surgical patients along with another emergency surgical ward adjacent to the SAU. This is an exciting time for us to redesign the patient pathway along with influencing the refurbishment and development of our existing accommodation.


We are looking for enthusiastic motivated individuals who 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 8 is a 30 bedded Gastro-intestinal surgical assessment unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary. The area receives all acute general surgical admissions including upper and lower gastro intestinal disorders either directly from the Emergency department or direct referrals from GP’s for assessment/ admission. In addition, the unit has a dedicated triage area which includes both ambulatory and a trolley area for assessment prior to decision to admit.


There are great opportunities to develop both in the admission unit and the assessment area to enhance both your assessment and surgical skills.

In return you will have your own personal support through the ward team and practice development nurse, in order to meet your own development needs.

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


For further details / informal visits contact:

If you would like more information or an informal visit please contact Ellen Slattery Matron on 07950891213 or Jenny Carlin Deputy Head of Nursing on 07949281548.

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.

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

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