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Staff Nurse CRITICAL CARE – academic course opportunity

Job Reference: 309-NATMB54052-RA-AI

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Critical Care
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), London
£29,057 - £36,134 per annum inclusive pro rata

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Staff Nurse CRITICAL CARE – academic course opportunity

Are you a Band 5 nurse with one years’ experience in Critical Care nursing and have completed your Step 1 or equivalent competencies? Are you ready for your next career development?

The Critical Care Unit (CCU) at the UCLH is looking to fund all eligible candidates onto the BSc (Hons) Professional Nursing Practice in Critical Care course (60 credits) commencing the 5th February 2020. On successful completion and with line manager support promotion to Band 6 Senior Staff will be the next stage in your development pathway. To benefit from this educational opportunity you will need to be in employment by 6th January 2020.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate aptitude to learning at Level 6 or (if appropriate) level 7 and commitment to our values and ethos for delivering excellent health care provision.

We have 44 beds in two units, taking patients from our busy emergency department, after major surgery, from the wards as well as tertiary referrals from across the UK and abroad. Next year we will have an additional ten critical care beds in the new state- of-the-art cancer hospital adjacent to the main University College Hospital site with proton beam therapy.

A recent peer review described us as “clearly a standard setting unit with … excellence” that “other units would benefit from”. National audits show that we have some of the best outcomes in the country, and, within the Trust, the Unit gained Exemplar Ward status more quickly than any other department. The Trust itself is a world-class acute service made up of University College Hospital and six specialist hospitals. It is an organisation that delivers cutting-edge healthcare to the local community and beyond, with an exceptional group of clinical professionals that educate, stimulate, and inspire their colleagues to become the very best they can be.

Join us and give the very best physical and psychological care to critically ill patients while learning and developing new clinical, research, education, quality improvement and leadership skills at University College Hospital Critical Care Unit in central London.

Assessment date: 16th August 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ward Sister on 020 344 79012 or via email at :

All candidates for posts at UCLH are required to complete our values assessment.

In the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert, please follow the link to the UCLH Values Assessment Tool. Once you have completed the assessment and scored highly enough, you will receive a certificate number. In order to start your application, you must copy and paste (do not type) your certificate number into your application form when requested.

The certificate covers all applications you make to UCLH for 6 months - you do not need to take the test for each job application you make. After 6 months you may complete the assessment again.

If you have lost your certificate number, you can have a reminder sent to your email address by accessing the Values Assessment Certificate Number Reminder tool in the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert.

Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor’s contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected.

You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

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.

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.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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