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Deputy Head of Nursing

Job Reference: 358-2431076-SR-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary/ Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
£53,168 - £62,001

Are you an experienced Children's Nurse or Adult Nurse with a passion for looking after Children and their families. If you are we would love to meet you! We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Nurse to join our team of nurses in shaping the future of children’s hospital services in Leicester.

As part of the reconfiguration of acute services in Leicester a dedicated Children’s Hospital is being developed on the Leicester Royal Infirmary site. This will bring together all paediatric intensive care, paediatric ECMO (extra corporeal membrane oxygenation) and high dependency facilities to support the general and specialist paediatric services that we provide to our local, regional and national populations. Alongside our existing senior nurse team you will have a unique opportunity to influence the models of care and workforce planning for future generations of paediatric patients and nurses in Leicester.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic motivated and experienced Nurse Leader to join the Senior Nursing team within the Childrens Hospital at UHL The applicant must be able to demonstrate good evidence of leadership, change management and be able to deliver transformational projects in line with the operational demands of the CMG.

The Deputy Head of Nursing will be assigned specific projects. They will be responsible for the performance management of key performance indicators related to the nursing contribution to service delivery within the CMG

Supported by the Head of Nursing you will be able to demonstrate professional ability, innovative thinking and be able to articulate a clear vision for future Patient care .

This role will also take part in Trust "silver" on call nursing Rota, ( approx 6-7 Weekend days per year)

Key elements of the role relate to:

Providing clear and visible leadership to patients and staff.

To be responsible for agreeing, monitoring and implementing standards of clinical and non clinical care ensuring that the highest standards are continually met.

Lead and participate in developments that enhance the patient / carer experience.

Be responsible for specific projects which will include workforce planning, effective recruitment and retention processes.

Implicit within the post is the need to prioritise, and lead a diverse team. You will be expected to establish and maintain close liaison with other team members working within CMG for the overriding objective of maintaining and improving an efficient and a high quality progressive service.

"Previous applicants need not to re-apply"

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

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 suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be 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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also 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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