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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/08/2020.

Critical Care/Intensive Care Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 251-SURG6562-NR-AI

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Critical Care / ICU
Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke
£24,907 - £30,615 pa

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides services through its three hospitals in Andover, Basingstoke and Winchester. We provide all general hospital services for planned and emergency care as well as specialist services.

We are a dynamic team of over 80 nurses who are proud to have received a rating of ‘outstanding’ for the care we provide from the CQC with an overall rating of good for our services.

We are looking to recruit nurses with critical care experience or nurses with a desire to develop a career in critical care. We will commit to provide ongoing developmental support through our friendly team structure and award winning educators! They were named ‘Wessex High Performing Training and Education Team of the Year’ 2016.

You will receive a significant supernumerary period and the opportunity to complete our Critical Care Foundation Programme (CCFP). In addition there is a Preceptorship Programme in place within the Trust. The CCFP has associated study days that sit alongside the National Step 1 competencies. Upon successful completion of this you will be able to apply for a position on the Adult Critical Care Course delivered by Bournemouth University and in time, our in-house bespoke Experienced Nurse Program.

We have a daily teaching program; undertake simulation sessions and monthly M&M meetings where learning through experience is encouraged. Opportunities for other development also exist.

The unit currently operates 16 beds which flex according to service requirements, accepting emergency and elective work. We specialise in caring for patient’s post operatively following surgery for peritoneal malignancy and are one of only two sites in the UK recommended by NICE for this treatment.

You will need to be energetic, self-motivated with a genuine passion for nursing and delivering high quality care to the most vulnerable and their families.

We are flexible employers and offer full and part time opportunities as well as the chance to rotate through other departments and to our sister unit at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital. We encourage and welcome informal visits to the unit.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Lucy O'Beirne

Job title: Lead Educator

Email address:

Telephone number: 01256 313560

Additional contact information

Victoria Taylor Clinical Matron Critical Care at

Our commitment to you:

We are committed to equality and diversity in both the provision of our services and how we recruit and manage our staff. Applications are encouraged from everyone with the necessary attributes for the job, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.

The paperwork:

  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted at least 5 working days before the scheduled interview date. All communication is via the e-recruitment system and we advise all candidates to regularly check your emails including junk mail folders in web-based email products.
  • All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post.
  • In compliance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, all applicants must be able to communicate fluently in English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed as part of the selection process.

  • Note to vacancy advertisers: Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust operates a strict process regarding the advertising of vacancies, details of which may only be reproduced with the written permission of the person authorised by the Trust to place the advert. Any orders obtained via unsolicited routes (including individuals not so authorised) will not be paid and the circumstances will be reported to our counter fraud specialist.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. If you intend to apply you are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

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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