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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/04/2019.

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Senior Staff Nurse - Specialist Respiratory and Rehabilitation Unit

Job Reference: 196-NM5929

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Lane-Fox Unit
St Thomas' Hospital, London
£33,660 - £43,307 p.a inc

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Would you like to come and work in our Respiratory Weaning and Rehabilitation unit , which is the centre of excellence for the management of patients with chronic respiratory failure, as well as being part of the UK’s largest Critical Care Department?

The Lane Fox Respiratory Unit is the largest Weaning and Home Mechanical Ventilation Centre in the UK. We are a unique 14 bedded purpose built unit (8 level 3 beds) which delivers highly specialised care to complex patients requiring respiratory level 2 & 3 support during weaning from mechanical ventilation.

The unit offers specialist outreach services and home assessment clinics, currently managing over 1100 patients on home non-invasive ventilation, over 90 patients receiving tracheostomy ventilation in the community and over 50 difficult to wean patients per year. We provide unique 24 hour nursing, medical and technical support to fully support the long term management of these complex patients.

As a Senior Staff Nurse in our unit, we are committed to your professional development so our promise to you will be:

• Involvement in specialist working parties
• Specialist and service development
• Work towards independent shift management
• Involvement in recruitment and retention
• Clinical teaching.

All applicants must demonstrate significant clinical experience within acute Respiratory or High Dependency Nursing, a relevant course in ICU/HDU, a recognised mentorship qualification along with a commitment to ongoing professional development.

Informal visits are highly recommended:

Please contact Ward Manager for any further questions:
Reegan Puthussery via:
Tel: 02071887728

Closing Date : 21st April 2019

Interview Date : 09th May 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ward Manager: Reegan Puthussery
Tel: 02071887728

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. 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, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

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