Intensive Care Unit Nurse
Area of Work: Critical Care
Employer: East London NHS Hospital
Location: East London
Salary: £29,797 to £39,516 per annum
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 25/09/2009
The Hospital is one of Britain's top teaching hospital trusts. Their mission is literally to bring excellence to life - to give patients the best possible care so that they can live better, fuller, longer lives.
They are London's busiest Trauma Critical Care Unit!
Opportunities exist for:
• Development of your critical care nursing career at Experienced Band 5 and Band 6
• Critical care experience with Trauma and Neuroscience patients
• Clinical leadership skills
• Development Programmes for each Clinical Band
• Advanced Trauma Education
• Adult Intensive Care Course
• Shared Governance as management philosophy
• Support Staff (Practice Development, Clinical Educator, Bereavement Counselling Nurse, Transplant Coordinator, Trauma Nurse Co-ordinator)
• ICU Follow up Clinic
• Rotation to Critical Care Outreach and Research for Band 6 Staff
• Rotation to Research post for Band 6 Staff
This is an exciting time for the unit as in 2012 based at the new Hospital they will be increasing to 44 beds and will be increasing to 21 beds between now and 2012. The diversity of the local area provides a challenging, stimulating and rewarding working environment.
As one of the busiest units in London there are great opportunities for both personal and professional development within this friendly, helpful and approachable team. They encourage new and innovative ideas.
Staff benefits are a priority and include interest free season ticket loans, an excellent pension scheme, sports and leisure facilities, flexible working, holiday play schemes and free counselling. In addition they offer staff a number of benefits that can be enjoyed either at work or externally and include further education opportunities with links to City University, mentorship and induction programmes, High Street discounts and special deals at restaurants and theatres.
How to make an application
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including:
• The job reference in the subject of the email
• A paragraph introducing yourself in the body of the email
• An up to date version of your CV, written in English
• A telephone number and available times for us to contact you
What will happen if your application is successful
- Throughout each of the below stages, we will provide comprehensive guidance and assistance including step by step instructions on how and when to begin your registration process with the appropriate UK professional body (GMC for Doctors, NMC for Nurses, HPC for Allied Health Professionals).
- We do not charge any fees to applicants, we are paid exclusively by the hospital we are recruiting for.
- We will also contribute towards i) travel costs associated with attending an interview in the UK, ii) fees associated with registering with the appropriate UK professional body, and iii) any other costs incurred. The level of our contribution varies depending on the vacancy and each applicant's circumstances, and will be assessed during Stage 1.
Stage 1) Assessment
We will initially send you an email confirming a date and time when we will be contacting you for an introductory conversation.
During the introductory conversation we will assess:
• Your experience, skills and qualifications relating to the vacancy
• Your availability and suitability to relocate to the UK
• Your understanding of what life is like living and working in the UK
• Your short, medium and long term objectives relating to your career and desire to stay in the UK
• Your English speaking and listening ability
We will then select the best applicants to take forward to the next stage, and provide feedback to those who have been unsuccessful.
Stage 2) Interviews with the hospital
It is likely that the hospital will want to conduct a telephone interview with you before inviting you to attend a formal interview in the UK.
Following the telephone interviews, if you are successful you will be asked to attend a formal interview in the UK.
Once a date has been confirmed, we will organise everything for you including:
• Return flights to the UK
• Hotel reservations
• Travel instructions to the hospital
• Information about the hospital, and the format of the interview
Stage 3) Offers of employment
Offers of employment may be subject to the applicant providing the following documentation:
• Professional references
• An occupational health assessment
• Criminal record check
• Proof of professional body registration
Relocating to the UK
If you choose to accept an offer of employment, we will help you organise your relocation including:
• Recommendations on areas to where to look for accommodation
• Introducing you to fellow healthcare workers from your home country
• Providing you with information to about the city in which are moving to including it's history and culture
• Providing you with useful contacts, for when you arrive in the UK