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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/08/2021.

Band 5 Staff Nurse - ITU Rotation

Job Reference: 290-BAND5-ITU-16

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Staff Nurse
Trustwide, London
£29,888 - £36,738 pa inc

Fulfil your potential in hospitals that make history:

Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary’s, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea and Western Eye.

With five world-renowned hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is full of opportunity if you are looking to develop your healthcare career.

We are an NHS Trust of approximately 14,000 people, providing care for over a million and a half patients from north west London and beyond every year. We have a rich heritage and an ambitious vision for the future of our patients and local communities.

With our partners, Imperial College London, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, we form Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, one of 6 academic health science centres in the UK, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education.

We are proud of our heritage in innovation and we are early adopters of new insights in technologies, techniques and treatments for improving health.

Band 5 Registered Nurse, Intensive Care – Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

‘A service that delivers excellence as standard’

Trust Declaration:

As a Trust, we place our patients at the centre of all we do and we recognise how important it is, to invest in our staff to achieve this. We understand that working in ICU can be challenging, therefore it is important to us that we make our ICU’s a great place to work.

In July 2019 the CQC awarded us the rating of ‘Good’ across our Critical Care Services. We are a team, with a passion for excellence, continual improvement, kindness and compassion and a burning ambition to achieve ‘Outstanding’. We are looking for like-minded nurses to join us on our journey!

We are an ICU with low vacancy and attrition rates but we are currently looking to recruit Band 5 Registered Nurses to all of our ICU’s, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.

Pathway to excellence.

What we offer:

We recognise that excellent support and exciting opportunities are important to nurses starting their ICU career. At Imperial, as a result of our multi-specialities and available resources, we are confident that we can deliver this for you.

For Band 5 Nurses, we have a clearly defined career pathway, supported by programmes of academic study, to help you shape your ICU career, including:

  • A supported 3 – 5 week supernumerary period, dependent on your previous experience. All newly qualified nurses receive 5 weeks.
  • Early enrolment onto our Foundation to Critical Care Programme. This is a classroom based training programme, where you will get to meet other new joiners to support your journey and learn the theory to underpin your practice.
  • Educator support to complete the National Step competency programme
  • Access to the Critical Care Course / Qualification in Specialism

In addition, as your experience grows you can access:

  • Leadership courses
  • Specialty courses in Trauma, Neuro and Cardiac
  • Quality Improvement Programmes
  • Rotation opportunities (including Outreach and ED)
  • Support to fulfil opportunities in Research & Audit

Throughout, you will be supported by our well-resourced and award winning Critical Care Education Team, who were noted to provide an ‘outstanding’ service in our 2019 CQC inspection.

As a Band 5 Nurse, you have the choice of two different recruitment options:

You can choose to base yourself in one of our three ICU’s, where you will be able to immerse yourself in your chosen speciality. This opportunity will really appeal to those that thrive being part of an established team, who will help support you through your Band 5 journey.

If you are looking for a variety, you can join our successful Band 5 rotation programme. This provides you with the exciting opportunity to create your own bespoke career pathway through our three adult ICU’s. You can decide which of the specialities you wish to gain experience in and for how long. The rotation offers great opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in caring for patients from over 50 specialties. When you decide, you can remain in your preferred unit to consolidate your learning.

We have 88 ICU beds across our three main hospital sites:

Charing Cross Intensive Care is 24 bedded unit and a specialty referral centre for Neurosciences (Neurosurgery and Neurology) and complex ENT and Urological surgery. Additionally the unit serves a busy Emergency Department.

The Hammersmith is ‘specialist hospital’ - a leading centre in major specialties including highly specialised Cardiothoracic services (Cardiac and Thoracic surgery), Hepatobiliary, Haematology, Renal, Upper GI and Cardiology. The site is also home to one of London’s eight heart attack centres. These specialities are supported by our 32 bedded ICU.

St Mary’s Hospital has a 32 bedded Major Trauma ICU, which is part of the Trauma Network for North-West London. We provide emergency access to life and limb saving care, for some of the most seriously injured patients. The Intensive Care also specialises in vascular surgery, as well as supporting the sites busy Emergency Department.

Specialist career pathways:

At Imperial, a foundation in ICU opens the door to numerous exciting career opportunities. Many of our team have moved into exciting roles such as Leadership, Research, Outreach, Organ Donation, Nurse Specialist and ACP roles and many more.

Check latest Trust benefits:

Benefits include opportunities for career development, flexible working and wellbeing, plus a staff recognition scheme. You can also take advantage of optional benefits including the cycle to work or car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. All of our hospitals have quick transport access to Westfield shopping and leisure centre, the West End, and a range of local bars, cafes and restaurants – ideal for team socials!

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy prior to the closing date should we receive 50 applications prior to the advertised closing date.

“We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need”


For further details / informal visits contact:

Charing Cross Hospital:

Diane Crutchley and Cheryl Meyer (Lead Nurse/Matron) on 020 331 32535 or email or

Hammersmith Hospital:

Steve Thoresen and

At Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people. You’ll be working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You’ll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include opportunities for career development, flexible working and wellbeing, plus a staff recognition scheme. Also, take advantage of optional benefits including the cycle to work and car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

All of our hospitals have quick transport access to the Westfield shopping and leisure centre, the West End and a range of local bars, cafes and restaurants - ideal for team socials!


Please note once the vacancy that you have applied for has closed your application will be transferred to the Trac Recruitment System and you can expect emails from this site.

Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email and text message (if you provide a mobile contact number).

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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.

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