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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/10/2020.

Band 5 Staff nurse

Job Reference: 358-2579890-CHU

University Hospitals of Leicester
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Leciester Royal Infirmary
£24,907 - £30,615 pro rota per annum

Cancer, Haematology, Urology, Gastroenterology, Urology & GI Surgery Clinical Management Group

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Ward 42 & Ward 43 – Leicester Royal Infirmary

Band 5 Full Time and Part Time Posts

Do you want to develop your gastroenterology, Nutritional and Hepatology skills? We offer opportunities to undertake the Nutritional and Gastroenterology module at DMU, and fully support your learning with a rotational ward based programme. We can also offer bespoke rotational opportunities available between the gastroenterology wards, in patient elective gastrointestinal surgical ward, and surgical assessment unit. These can be arranged between two or all three areas dependent upon your wishes and needs.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals who thrive on the challenges of supporting patients with complex disease conditions such as IBD, long term nutritional problems, as well as the acute management of patients with liver disease. You must be able to work on your own initiative, be forward thinking with good prioritisation and organisational skills, and a team player.

The inpatient Gastroenterology Unit has two wards, Ward 42 and 43. Ward 42 has 28 beds specialising in mainly gastroenterology disorders such as IBD and nutritional problems. Ward 43 has 28 beds specialising in patients with Liver diseases but also has some patients with gastroenterology disease. Both Wards receive admissions directly from the Emergency Department, Acute medical units and direct referrals from clinics.

In addition we intend setting up a 4 bedded ambulatory area for patients who require ascitic drains so they can be treated without the need for admission.

We are dedicated to supporting you develop professionally. We are looking forward to welcoming you to join an enthusiastic team with the primary aim of improving patient care.


If you would like more information or an informal visit please contact

Evelyn Gyesi-Appiah on 07931862994 /

or Sally Haddon on 01162586374 or Sharon Whyman on 01162586279.





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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.

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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

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