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Senior Sister - Critical Care Outreach

Job Reference: 394-265S19

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Critical Care
Hillingdon Hospital, Hillingdon
£42,313 - £48,515 pa incl. of HCAA

The Trust only accepts applications made through this site, please register when you click APPLY at the end of this advertisement. The Trust is able to offer hospital accommodation, pension scheme, on-site nursery (through third party provider), together with salary sacrifice schemes (including child care vouchers, ride to work) and a range of national and local staff discounts (subject to availability).

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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 7 Critical Care Outreach

Permanent Post - 37.5 hours

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute and specialist services from two sites to a local population of 350,000. Our services include; accident and emergency services, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics and maternity services. Hillingdon is situated in North West London close to Heathrow airport and is the second largest London borough. Our modern treatment centre at Mount Vernon in Northwood offers routine inpatient services, diagnostics and outpatient clinics.

Our vision is to be the best general hospital in the country. We are clear that our Vision can only be achieved by our staff, our most valuable asset. We are committed to making improvements for both our patients and our staff which we will deliver through living our core values: Communication, Attitude, Responsibility, Equity and Safety - CARES. More information about our Vision and values and how we build theses into our recruitment process can be found at our website.

We value our staff and wherever possible we offer flexible hours, a full range of benefits, on-site nursery facilities and restaurant as well as a range of training and career development opportunities. We are proud to say that our staff survey results show that our staff look forward to coming to work here.

We aim to continually improve our facilities and services and some recent improvements include: a new acute medical unit and endoscopy suite, a new specialist neuro-rehab unit, a refurbishment of our maternity unit, a new Macmillan cancer information centre as well as an award winning dementia friendly ward for elderly people with complex health conditions.

We are now seeking an experienced band 7 Critical care nurse to join our friendly and professional Critical Care Outreach team. This is a highly regarded team, supporting medical and nursing staff in the care of the deteriorating patient and following up patients post ITU. You will gain experience in teaching, both formal and bedside. We deliver study days such as the ALERT course, NIV, Tracheostomy and also the deteriorating patient study day which utilises our modern SIM suite.

You will have the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills in the management of the acutely ill patient and as education and audit are integral to this role, there are further opportunities to develop these skills.

Our service currently covers seven days a week with a plan to increase the service to cover 24/7 in the next year. We encourage inter-professional team working and are an active member of the North West London Critical Care Network (NWLCCN).

Successful applicants ideally should have the following:

  • Recent experience in critical care/acute care with at least 2 years at band 6 .
  • Successful completion of a 60 credit Critical Care Course
  • A mentorship qualification
  • Teaching experience
  • Leadership experience
  • BSc in Nursing
  • ALS provider (Band 7) (or be willing to undertake within six months of commencing work within the Trust.


  • Audit experience
  • Teaching qualification

For more information and a confidential discussion please contact Pippa Dorney-Kingdom Unit Manager on 01895 279689/981 or email or Deborah Addley Lead Nurse for Critical Care Outreach, Bleep 5230,

Interview Date: 10th September 2019

We welcome applications from overseas. Applicants 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 Border Agency 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 Border Agency website.

Once a sufficient number of applications have been received the vacancy may be closed prior to the published closing down date. All contracts are issued under Agenda for Change Terms & Conditions of employment and all posts are subject to appropriate job matching or evaluation process, where indicated. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community to ensure our workforce is representative of the population. Please note that all candidates at risk in London and going through the NHS London Redeployment scheme are to be given priority as part of the recruitment process where their application meets the essential criteria for the role.

Please note: If you do not meet the requirements for the role or have specific registration where required then your application will be automatically rejected.

If you do not hear from within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume you are unsuccessful.

The Hillingdon Hospital will use the information provided primarily for the purposes of managing your employment within the Trust.

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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