On 1st October 2019, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created, through the merger of Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. The newly formed Trust is responsible for managing services at Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
Bringing together a combined workforce of over 12,000 staff, the Trust has become the largest NHS employer in Merseyside and Cheshire. As well as providing general hospital services to the local population, the Trust provides a range of highly specialist services to more than two million people in the North West and beyond.
This merger has been driven by clinicians, who for a long time have recognised that a union of the Trusts will enable significant changes that will transform the way healthcare is delivered. The aim is to address the current levels of variation and fragmentation that exists between acute hospital services in Liverpool, and to ensure that all services are of the highest quality. The new Trust will also seek to influence the wider determinants of health by closer involvement in employment, housing and education, and to be part of a first class research and scientific development partnership with Higher Education and business enterprise across the city and beyond.
These changes, which will take place over the next few years, through a phased approach, building on the skills and talents of a fantastic workforce, to spread best practice, deliver innovation and provide sustainable services for patients. This will be achieved by reconfiguring services, centralised where necessary, local where possible and focusing on staff; with an ambition to be the best place for staff to train and work.
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We are looking for highly motivated nurses interested in working in our busy and challenging Critical Care environment.
The Critical Care Directorate currently consists of an 18 bedded Intensive Care unit, a 14 bedded High Dependency Unit and a 4 bedded Post-Operative Critical Care Unit.
Successful candidates will undertake a 12 month preceptorship programme, be committed to Trust Mandatory Training and will be included in an extensive training programme within the Directorate, facilitated by our 2 Practice Educators. We are committed to providing a high quality clinical service and are compliant with Trust requirements regarding Clinical Governance and Quality issues, with established teams to ensure this Agenda is met in all 3 areas.
Though Critical Care experience is not essential, preference will be given to staff with ITU, HDU or acute ward experience. These posts will be throughout the Directorate, discussed at interview, and decisions made regarding allocation of staff will be based on experience and service need. There will be a possibility of rotation through all three units.
Please note within the job specification, applicants must preferably be qualified for at least 9 months, however newly-qualified nurses maybe considered in exceptional circumstances, preference will be given to more experienced staff.
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