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Band 5 staff nurse

Job Reference: 358-1034899-CHU-J

University Hospitals of Leicester
Ward 8 SAU,Leicester Royal Infirmary,
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum pro rata

Do you want to develop your acute surgical skills?

We are looking for enthusiastic motivated individuals who thrive on the challenge of this fast paced area. You must be able to work on your own initiative and be forward thinking with good prioritisation and organisational skills. Excellent communication skills are key not only to improving your patients experience but also to contributing towards effective teamwork.
SAU is a 30 bedded Gastrointestinal surgical assessment unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

The area receives all acute general surgical admissions including upper and lower gastro intestinal disorders either directly from the Emergency department or direct referrals from GP’s for admission. In addition the unit has a dedicated triage area which includes both ambulatory and a 6 bedded trolley area for assessment prior to decision to admit.

The Surgical admission unit has recently moved onto a brand new re furbished ward, the ward now has a larger triage area, three consulting rooms and spacious bays.
There are great opportunities to develop both in the admission unit and the assessment area to enhance both your assessment and surgical skills. In return you will have your own personal support through the ward team and practice development nurse in order to meet your own development needs.

We also offer bespoke rotational opportunities available between the surgical assessment unit, our inpatient elective GI surgery ward and gastroenterology. These can be arranged between two or all three areas dependent upon your wishes and needs.

Both part time and full time post are available with flexible working if needed.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact Sister Claire Davies 0116 2585332 or Matron Ellen Slattery

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

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 especially 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 for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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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