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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/08/2020.

Deputy Head of Nursing

Job Reference: 358-2431076-SR-A

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

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

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"

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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.

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UK Registration

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

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