Band 5 Staff Nurse - COVID-19 in London

Job description

Fulfil your potential in hospitals that make history:

Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary’s, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea and Western Eye.

With five world-renowned hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is full of opportunity if you are looking to develop your healthcare career.

We are an NHS Trust of approximately 14,000 people, providing care for over a million and a half patients from north west London and beyond every year. We have a rich heritage and an ambitious vision for the future of our patients and local communities.

With our partners, Imperial College London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, we form Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, one of 6 academic health science centres in the UK, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education.

We are proud of our heritage in innovation and we are early adopters of new insights in technologies, techniques and treatments for improving health.

Please note: As part of our continued response to COVID19 we are conducting the majority of our interviews virtually with limited face to face interviews. We require candidates to have the camera on during the interview. If you have been shortlisted and wish to have a face to face interview at one of our Trust locations please request this to the Recruiting Manager and we will do our best to facilitate your request, however this may not always be feasible.

Band 5 Registered Nurse, Intensive Care – Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

‘A service that delivers excellence as standard’

Trust Declaration:

As a Trust, we place our patients at the centre of all we do and we recognise how important it is, to invest in our staff to achieve this. We understand that working in ICU can be challenging, therefore it is important to us that we make our ICU’s a great place to work.

In July 2019 the CQC awarded us the rating of ‘Good’ across our Critical Care Services. We are a team, with a passion for excellence, continual improvement, kindness and compassion and a burning ambition to achieve ‘Outstanding’. We are looking for like-minded nurses to join us on our journey!

We are an ICU with low vacancy and attrition rates but we are currently looking to recruit Band 5 Registered Nurses to all of our ICU’s, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.

Pathway to excellence.

What we offer:

We recognise that excellent support and exciting opportunities are important to nurses starting their ICU career. At Imperial, as a result of our multi-specialities and available resources, we are confident that we can deliver this for you.

For Band 5 Nurses, we have a clearly defined career pathway, supported by programmes of academic study, to help you shape your ICU career, including:

  • A supported 3 – 5 week supernumerary period, dependent on your previous experience. All newly qualified nurses receive 5 weeks.
  • Early enrolment onto our Foundation to Critical Care Programme. This is a classroom based training programme, where you will get to meet other new joiners to support your journey and learn the theory to underpin your practice.
  • Educator support to complete the National Step competency programme
  • Access to the Critical Care Course / Qualification in Specialism

In addition, as your experience grows you can access:

  • Leadership courses
  • Specialty courses in Trauma, Neuro and Cardiac
  • Quality Improvement Programmes
  • Rotation opportunities (including Outreach and ED)
  • Support to fulfil opportunities in Research & Audit

Throughout, you will be supported by our well-resourced and award winning Critical Care Education Team, who were noted to provide an ‘outstanding’ service in our 2019 CQC inspection.

As a Band 5 Nurse, you will be part of a part of an established team, who will help support you through your Band 5 journey.

We have 88 ICU beds across our three main hospital sites:

Charing Cross, Hammersmith and St Mary’s.

St Mary’s Hospital has a 32 bedded Major Trauma ICU, which is part of the Trauma Network for North-West London. We provide emergency access to life and limb saving care, for some of the most seriously injured patients. The Intensive Care also specialises in vascular surgery, as well as supporting the sites busy Emergency Department.

Specialist career pathways:

At Imperial, a foundation in ICU opens the door to numerous exciting career opportunities. Many of our team have moved into exciting roles such as Leadership, Research, Outreach, Organ Donation, Nurse Specialist and ACP roles and many more.

Check latest Trust benefits:

Benefits include opportunities for career development, flexible working and wellbeing, plus a staff recognition scheme. You can also take advantage of optional benefits including the cycle to work or car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. All of our hospitals have quick transport access to Westfield shopping and leisure centre, the West End, and a range of local bars, cafes and restaurants – ideal for team socials!

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy prior to the closing date should we receive 50 applications prior to the advertised closing date.

“We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need”


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