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Staff Nurse - Short Stay Unit (SSU)

Job Reference: 358-2256971-ESM-ROLL-E

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

Band 5 Staff Nurses Short Stay Unit (SSU) Ward 34 LRI

We are looking for dynamic enthusiastic nurses on Ward 34 Short Stay Unit (SSU) at the Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI). We currently have vacancies for band 5 staff nurses.

The SSU is a fast paced medical environment where a wealth of experience can be gained. The area receives short stay patients from the rapid assessment unit (RAU) and the acute frailty unit (AFU) at the Leicester Royal Infirmary with a length of stay of up to 48 hours. We also accept direct admissions from the Emergency Department.

SSU are looking for nurses with excellent communication skills who are motivated to provide high standards of quality nursing care in a short stay environment.

Our aim is to provide a caring compassionate environment for all our patients and families.

The emphasis on the ward is to provide a quality short stay experience for patients. A keen interest in caring for the acutely unwell medical patient would be desirable.

We actively encourage training and development for all staff with a variety of opportunities available for band 5 nurses. The area offers excellent opportunities for support and development.

SSU will be 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:

Victoria Cartwright


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

Important Information

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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.

UK Registration

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

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