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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/07/2019.

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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 358-1835847-CHI-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Paediatric Intensive Care
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£30,401 - £37,267

Exciting opportunities have arisen for dynamic, motivated and experienced Paediatric Intensive Care Nurses to work within our expanding team of Nursing, Medical and other Health Care Professionals within our two Paediatric Intensive Care Units.

We are currently two busy and leading units with 14 beds across the two sites, providing expert care for critically ill children. The Leicester Royal Infirmary’s regional PICU provides excellent and innovative critical care for children with a wide range of serious and complex illnesses and is situated within the current Children’s Hospital. The PICU at Glenfield is part of the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre (EMCHC) and cares for children within the East Midlands and nationwide who require surgical management of complex heart problems. Glenfield’s PICU is also home to the first ECMO unit in the country and leads the way in providing excellent and innovative care to children requiring extra corporeal heart and lung support.

It is an exciting time as the two PICU’s will be co-locating together in a new unit at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. This will also coincide with the relocation of all of children’s services into a standalone Children’s Hospital. The post holder will initially start at the LRI PICU providing leadership and care to our critically ill children. The post holder will then have the opportunity to obtain new knowledge and skills and to further develop the two PICU’s as they become one PICU.

The post holder should demonstrate solid leadership skills, be an exemplary role mode and show clinical expertise in Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing. Rotational posts across the 2 ITU’s and other clinical areas within Paediatrics are currently being developed to allow Nurses to experience a wide range of skills and knowledge. The post holder will have access to a wide range of education and development opportunities including SIMS training. The post holder will be required to work shifts, and be an enthusiastic integral member of our well established and committed team, with over 140 members of nursing staff, delivering excellent quality care to our sickest children.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jo Ennis 07921 545 963 or email on

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

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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 suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is 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.

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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