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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/04/2020.

Band 5 Staff Nurse - Critical Care

Job Reference: 295-3R3642GB

University Hospitals Birmingham (Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull)
Critical Care
£24,907 to £30,615 pa

“Defined by our people”

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe’s largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is “To Build Healthier Lives”.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Recruitment Team phone number: 0121 424 8993 (Option 4).

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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Critical Care

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the busy critical care team working at Heartlands Hospital and Good Hope Hospital which form part of University Hospitals Birmingham Trust as a Registered Nurse.

Under the specialty of Critical Care we have the following departments within our state of the art facility:

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital – An 11 bedded General Critical Care Unit and 8 bedded High dependency Unit specialising in Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Acute Nephrology, Haematology and Infectious Diseases.

Good Hope Hospital – A 12 bedded flexible General Critical Care/High dependency unit specialising in Cytoreductive Surgery and Breast Reconstruction Surgery.

Experience in Critical Care is desirable; however we also invite applications from nurses with transferable experience in an acute care setting, and newly qualified nurses who demonstrate the standards and attributes required for the post.

All successful candidates will benefit from an orientation and induction programme run by our established Education team which consists of bedside facilitators supported by our Critical Care Educators. Staff follow an education pathway, which is competency based (using the Critical Care national competency framework) and will have the opportunity to undertake a Critical Care course in conjunction with a University.

Staff rotate between Heartlands Hospital and Good hope Hospital, to enable nurses to develop competencies in each specialty. All recruits will provide a 24 hour service including days, nights and weekends. Shifts are 11.5 hours within a 12.5 hour working day/night.

Our unit is exciting and supportive where you will have the opportunity to work as part of a highly skilled, dynamic and friendly team. If you are looking for a challenge and are eager to provide a high quality service to patients, relatives and carers then this is the opportunity for you.

For more details or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Collette Iles, Matron for Critical Care- 0121 424 3419.


All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us, this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences‎.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc will be given.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Internal applicants who are interested in accessing professional support for interview preparation should read the attached Aspire document.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

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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