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Senior Staff Nurse - Evergreen

Job Reference: 309-NAT6MB012-YV

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Specialties
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), London
£36,481 - £44,044 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.


We are looking for an enthusiastic Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse to work on our in–patient step down ward.

Evergreen is a 17 bedded ward for patients who have on going nursing care and therapy needs and may require complex discharge planning. We are friendly ward with a homely atmosphere where patients are encouraged to eat at our communal dining table and participate in activities such as art and music therapy in our lounge. Emphasis is placed on enabling and stimulating patients, to optimise their independence prior to discharge and meeting their physical and emotional needs during their stay with us. We aim to create a positive, motivating environment for both patients and ward staff.

Our patients may be vulnerable and have frailty or dementia. We are therefore looking for applicants with a kind nature and a desire to support older people. You will have experience working in the hospital environment, with the ability to multi – task. Prior experience with elderly patients is preferable but not essential as you will be offered specialist training.

As a Senior Staff Nurse, you will take on ward management skills working alongside the Ward Sister and the Deputy Charge Nurse. You will also take responsibility for helping to ensure the highest standard of care is provided to all our patients and that hospital acquired harms are prevented. The role provides exciting opportunities for you to run audits, become involved with quality improvement and research projects to help maintain or raise standards. You will be working as part of a passionate, dynamic and supportive multi – disciplinary team where innovation is encouraged.

Working on Evergreen Ward also provides chances for personal development. Our patients often have multiple co–morbidities, and you will develop your knowledge and skills related to a wide range of conditions including renal, cardiac, and respiratory. Out of hours, Evergreen is a nurse – led unit, therefore you will be responsible for the clinical assessment of patients and escalating the care of deteriorating patients to the off-site medical cover. You will be provided with Intermediate Life Support training to ensure that you are fully skilled to manage such situations. You may also be trained in phlebotomy, cannulation and male catheterisation, in addition to receiving advanced training in Dementia and Delirium. As a ward specialising in discharge planning, you will be offered safe discharge training. You will work closely with and learn from our expert discharge team, social services and community multidisciplinary teams. Members of the Evergreen team may also pursue academic courses at university.

The Evergreen Ward offers a unique environment, combining medical, nursing and rehabilitation services. We receive very positive feedback from patients, their relatives and external healthcare professionals. We are a small, close knit team and welcome new staff members. If you are passionate about providing the highest level of care to older patients, enthusiastic about service improvement, keen to learn and develop your nursing skills and want to work in a friendly and forward thinking environment this is the opportunity for you! We look forward to welcoming you to our team.

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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.

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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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