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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/03/2021.

Senior Sister/Charge Nurse, ICU

Job Reference: 358-2952375-ITA

University Hospitals of Leicester
Adult Intensive Care Unit
Leicester General Hopsital, Leicester
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

A rare and unique opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, motivated and experienced individual to join the Leicester Royal Infirmary ICU team with a potential initial posting at  Leicester General Hospital ICU, with the unique experience of moving along with the ITU team as part of UHLs reconfiguration plans.

Both ICUs are busy and progressive units, providing care for patients who have undergone Renal, Urology, HPB, Maxillo-facial, obstetric and Gastro surgery alongside emergency admissions. We are going through an exciting change within our ICUs and are reconfiguring our services across site which gives the successful candidate a chance to experience and be instrumental in the changes that are about to occur across UHL ensuring a smooth transition of services and teams.  However, the experience of the successful candidate and the timeframe of the application process will determine at which site the candidate may begin their post.

Within ITAPS we are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance. The post holder will be accountable and responsible for ICU, visible, accessible and responsive to the needs and experiences of service users, patients, carers and the public.

The post holder will be an expert clinical practitioner, be required to work shifts, and be an enthusiastic integral member of our well established and committed team, providing and supervising the delivery of excellent quality care.

Wider responsibilities include the provision of a supportive learning environment for continuing education; reporting to the Matron and supporting the wider organisation; reduction of risk and audit; managing resources and information; and 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 6 level. A period of supervision and structured training and support will be available and we can offer a wide range of development opportunities.

Closing Date: 12-March-2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kim Key, Matron:

  • 0116 2584763


Senior Sister : 0116 2584651

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 (DBS)

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

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-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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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