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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/08/2020.

Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 358-2476908-ESM-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Acute Frailty Unit
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£24,907 - £30,615 pr pa


Band 5 Staff Nurses

Acute Frailty Unit (AFU)

Full Time / Part Time / Flexible working options available

We are looking for dynamic enthusiastic Band 5 nurses to work on the Acute Frail Unit (AFU) at the Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI).The area is a fast paced medical environment where a wealth of experience can be gained.

AFU is a newly designed admissions unit specialising in the care of older people who are acutely unwell and specialising in dementia care as part of this the unit has a dementia friendly corridor and café fully staff with meaningful activity coordinators . We receive patients directly from the Emergency Department and a variety of community settings. This provides staff with an excellent opportunity to develop acute nursing assessment and prioritising skills.

In addition we benefit from an established multidisciplinary team including geriatricians, primary care co-ordinators, occupational therapists and physiotherapists, providing a wealth of specialist knowledge and input to provide the best outcome for our patients.

Our aim is to provide a caring compassionate environment for all our patients and families. Therefore, we are looking for dynamic nurses with excellent communication skills who are motivated to provide a high standard of nursing care. A keen interest in caring for the older person would be desirable as well as the ability and drive to work under pressure.

We actively encourage training and development for all staff and have a variety of opportunities available for band 5 nurses.

The area is an integral part of the new and exciting emergency floor development at the LRI, which will provide future nursing staff with a wealth of opportunity to develop a wide range of emergency assessment and acute nursing skills.

The area offers internal rotation shift patterns.




For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information…

For further information about the job or unit or to arrange an informal visit please contact Esther Hyde Ward Sister on 0116 258 6090 / 6148 or Alternatively, leave a message on the AFU mobile on 07939 229775 and the Ward Sister or Matron will call you back.

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.

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

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