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

Band 7 Senior Sister/Charge Nurse PICU

Job Reference: 290-DPA-0165

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
St Mary's Hospital, London
£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.

Band 7 Senior Sister/Charge Nurse

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is an Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) and one of the largest acute Trust’s in the country. Our mission is to always provide world class healthcare for our patients, through excellence in care, research, education and training.

This post is based at St Mary’s Hospital which is situated in the heart of Paddington, West London. This means we are easy accessible to major transport routes and this prime location will allow you to visit the all the capital has to offer.

The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and High Dependency Care Unit forms part of a large Women and Children’s Directorate which share paediatric and neonatal services at the Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte and Chelsea Hospitals. We have a close working with the Children’s Acute Transport Service CATS and this post hold the opportunity to join our team of retrieval specialist nurses.

We provide life-saving therapies for children and infants with primary Respiratory illnesses, Neurology and immediate Neurosurgical care, specialist Haematology/Bone Marrow Transplants, Infectious Diseases, Allergy services, Ophthalmology, Dental; and a broad range of Medical and Surgical services, including Major Trauma, Acute Metabolic Medicine, Endocrinology and Advance Renal Services, such as, Heamofiltration and Plasmophoresis. St Mary’s Hospital is a dedicated Tertiary Paediatric Referral Centre which provides complex treatment for children and families in North West London and the wider community.

The PICU has recently nearly doubled their bed base to 15 beds. This is an incredibly exciting time for PICU and any prospective applicants will be closely involved in the developments of the new premises. We pride ourselves to be an institute to learning and innovation; and the successful candidate will be given an opportunity to lead on projects that will benchmark our PICU against national standards.

The department benefits from a practice development team of educators and risk/audit nurses and family liaison who provide support and education to all levels of staff. As a Band 7 Senior Sister/Charge Nurse you will also have the opportunity to work closely with our Paediatric Nurse Development Team, Paediatric Site Practitioners PSP’s and the Senior Nurse Management Team. The post holder will also be afforded academic modules on the Children’s Advanced Nurse Practitioner Programme and Non-Medical Prescribing, as appropriate.

The successful candidate should have a PICU qualification or equivalent, and have sound clinical skills with evidence of management and leadership abilities. Our teams are on hand to support you with your professional development.

It is an expectation that all staff employed who come in contact with children and young people have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.

This post will be subject to criminal records bureau checks at an enhanced level.

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy early should we receive 50 applications prior to the advertised closing date. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible.

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

Interview date: 21/12/2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jeremy Weber, Modern Matron PICU by email at:

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.

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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