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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse, Adult Intensive Care

Job Reference: 358-2772311-ITA

University Hospitals of Leicester
Intensive Care
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

Part time hours and flexible working patterns will be considered.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two dynamic, motivated and experienced individuals to work within a critical care team providing direction and inspirational leadership to the nursing and multi-disciplinary team within our Adult Intensive Care Unit (AICU).

Glenfield Hospital is one of three hospitals in the University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) and is the regional Cardiac, Vascular, Thoracic and Respiratory Centre. AICU is a busy and progressive Intensive Care Unit and is the internationally recognised Adult ECMO unit. We have a fantastic ICU facility at Glenfield, consisting of 33 beds with a plan to further increase our bed quota in response to increased demand and service reconfiguration, with Renal and HPB services relocating to Glenfield next year.

The post holder will be an expert clinical practitioner, will be required to work shifts, to be an enthusiastic, integral member of our established and committed team, and to provide and supervise the delivery of excellent care. You must be committed to delivering a high quality service ensuring patient care, safety and experience is paramount. The successful applicants will be expected to participate in the effective clinical leadership and management of the team in ICU and to demonstrate ability in time management, being able to prioritise and organise.

Wider responsibilities include the provision of a supportive learning environment for continuing education; reporting to the Senior Sisters and supporting the wider organisation; shift leadership; managing resources and information; co-ordinating elective and emergency activity, and the provision of care within the Intensive Care Service at UHL.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working in this environment and should ideally have 3 years’ experience at working at Band 5 level in a critical care area. A period of supervision and structured training and support will be available and we can offer a wide range of development opportunities.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Jackie Redfern 0116 250 2808 / 07950844977

Sally Weston - 0116 250 2800

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

UK Registration

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

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