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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/11/2021.

Band 7 Senior Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 290-BS-211

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Adult Intensive Care
London, St Mary's Hospital
£47,154 - £52,936 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, and The Royal Marsden 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.

Please note: As part of our continued response to COVID19 we are conducting the majority of our interviews virtually with limited face to face interviews. We require candidates to have the camera on during the interview. If you have been shortlisted and wish to have a face to face interview at one of our Trust locations please request this to the Recruiting Manager and we will do our best to facilitate your request, however this may not always be feasible.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a band 7 Senior Charge Nurse within Imperial Critical Care at the St Mary’s site. We are a fast paced unit specialising in Major Trauma, Neurosurgery and Vascular surgery. The position will allow the successful candidate to join our existing established and highly motivated team of experienced Critical Care nurses to lead our services.

We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic about implementing change and can motivate and generate ideas. As a Senior Charge Nurse you will be instrumental in the day to day running of the unit. You will also lead a team to manage service improvement projects to raise standards of patient care. You will assist our team of Clinical Educators to provide training and education in your areas of expertise. You will also work closely with our existing team of committed and motivated Critical Care staff.

Critical Care at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is provided across three Intensive Care Units at three hospital sites in West London (Charing Cross, Hammersmith and St Mary's Hospital). We cover a variety of specialities including Major Trauma, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Hepatobilliary, Haematology, Cancer and Renal. However, as the service is provided in three separate units this enables us to maintain excellent team dynamics whilst benefiting from the shared learning of working in a collective Critical Care department totalling over 70 beds.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest acute trusts in the country and in partnership with Imperial College London was one of the UK's first academic health science centres (AHSCs). The creation of the AHSC is a major advance for patient care, clinical teaching and scientific invention and innovation.

This post requires motivation, enthusiasm, excellent communication skills and demonstration of people management skills. You should also have extensive experience in Critical Care at Band 6, successful completion of a recognised Critical Care Course, and be a qualified mentor.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sarah Robinson – St Mary’s Hospital

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!


Covid-19 full vaccination is a condition of employment for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated during the recruitment process

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.

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. 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.

UK Registration

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

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