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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/06/2022.

Registered Nurse

Job Reference: 185-A-22-124092

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655-£31,534 per annum pro rata

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the Royal Devon received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.

Band 5




REF: CLOSING DATE 6th June 2022

Interviews will be scheduled and held on various dates throughout the advert being open as well as being scheduled post-closing date.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Intensive Care Team.

The successful applicant will deliver individual care to critically ill patients requiring advanced support. The applicant will also be required to liaise with the multi-professional team and other services/departments within the Trust to promote good working relationships.

The applicant will need to have a broad and sound clinical knowledge and ideally experienced in caring for acutely ill patients. They should either be a registered nurse or an ODP, newly qualified applications will be considered if a PIN number is available within three months of the interview process.


Training Opportunities in Intensive Care

  • We utilize nationally recognized competency packages of learning (CC3N) which are transferable to all Critical Care Units. Additionally, all staff have the opportunity to work with specialized Practice Education Team and attend New Starters Study days.
  • Following completion of the appropriate CC3N Competencies there is an opportunity to interview for a 40 credit level 6 University accredited ITU module as part of the Plymouth University partnership module.
  • Following attainment of a 40 credit Critical care course, there are additional opportunities to be interviewed for the level 6 Paediatric Course.

Senior ITU trained nurses will receive additional training to care for paediatrics that are

admitted to adult critical care as we have a number of paediatric patients that require

stabilization prior to transfer to a paediatric critical care unit.


Professional Development

  • Supportive and Pastoral environment
  • Dedicated Practice Development Team working to support staff at all levels
  • Individual Group specific study days annually
  • Opportunity to attend National and International Conferences
  • Advanced Critical Care Practitioner roles and training
  • Use of Simulated learning in daily practice
  • Leadership and management development as part of ongoing professional development.



Hours: 37.5 hours / week

Salary: £25,655 to £31,534 pro rata

For further information and to arrange an informal visit, please contact CNM’s Kim Luker, Emma Brown, Tracey Jackson, Helen Baker or Senior Matron Julie Purday on 01392 402425.


This post has been identified as involving access to vulnerable adults and/or children and in line with Trust policy successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check.

Please note that you will be notified via email regarding the result of your application. If you are successful in obtaining an interview you will be given a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice, prior to your interview date.

If you are appointed to a position within the Trust you will be required to provide original documents to verify your identity prior to your start date. This must be a valid passport or full birth certificate (specifying the names of the holder’s parents) together with proof of your national insurance number. Your contract of employment with the Trust may be invalidated in the event that you are unable to provide this documentation.

We are committed to equal opportunity for all and encourage flexible working arrangements including job sharing.

The Trust is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and so we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status.


Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:
Honesty, Openness & Integrity
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***



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During the course of this recruitment process, the Trust will be collecting your data and processing it in accordance with relevant Data Protection Legislation. Please see our website for more information with regards to the Trust’s Privacy Notice (The Royal Devon's website - Information Governance page). This Privacy Notice is designed to provide you with further information on how we will be using your data for this purpose and to comply with the relevant legislation.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years. The Trust is only able accept written references; these will be requested via email. One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous three years work or study history.

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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