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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/08/2020.

Paediatric Transport Nurse Team Leader

Job Reference: 358-2497348-CHI-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Paediatric Transport Service
Leicester Royal Infirmary & Queens Medical Centre, Leicester
£38,890 - £44,503

“An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead our paediatric transport team for 12 months to cover a period of maternity lead. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has experience in paediatric critical care transport to develop their leadership and management skills and contribute towards the development of the service”

Applications are invited for an experienced nurse to cover maternity leave as Team Leader for the regional transport service in the East Midlands- CoMET (Children’s Medical Emergency Transport Service).

Children’s Medical Emergency Transport (CoMET) is a specialised standalone transport service commissioned by NHS England to support the children’s services delivered by hospitals in the East Midlands. The Service is hosted by University Hospitals of Leicester in partnership with Nottingham University Hospitals, and was launched in March 2017. CoMET is a dual site model with shared governance with CenTre Neonatal Transport service.

CoMET has a base at Leicester Royal Infirmary and Queens Medical Centre. The service has been commissioned to provide critical care advice and support to referring hospitals (including outreach training), and to deliver an acute emergency transport service 24/7 transferring critically ill children from referral centre to one of our 3 critical care units. CoMET has also been commissioned for a daytime repatriation service to facilitate the flow of patients from the intensive care units within the region back to their referral centre. Now that the service fully established we expect to transfer 400 acute patients and 200 repatriations.

The post-holder will have cross-site responsibility, and will be responsible for continuing to develop the service; staffing; guidelines and protocols and ensuring robust governance arrangements are maintained. The post holder will also have the opportunity to be involved in projects both nationally through the PICS ATG and regionally.

The successful applicant will be a registered children’s nurse, with a strong clinical background, with a recognised children’s intensive care nursing qualification and have Senior Band 6 or 7 experience in a PICU or transport service. You will have experience in the critical care transport of infants, children, and young people and their families.

CoMET is now a well-established multidisciplinary team, making this a unique and exciting opportunity for appropriately experienced nurses looking to gain further managerial experience.

The East Midlands really is the ‘Heart of England’, and is less than 3 hours by road from most regions of England and Wales. It also offers excellent public transport and leisure facilities.

As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and / or the Care Standards Act 2000 an enhanced disclosure will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information and for an informal discussion, please contact Joanne Ennis 07921 545963,

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

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

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-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As 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

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

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