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Band 5 Staff Nurse Adult Critical Care

St George's University
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust London, London
Competitive salary
Closing date
14 Oct 2021
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Band 5 staff nurse - Critical Care.

Neuro (NICU) Adult

Cardiothoracic (CTICU) Adult

There are currently no vacancies on General ICU (GICU)

Critical Care Assessment Centre/ Interviews to recruit for our in-house 3 month Foundation of Critical Care Nursing Course (FCCNC) to be held at the 29th October 2021

The next Critical Care Band 5 in-take (FCCNC) will be 7th February 2022

This vacancy is only open to nurses with a minimum of one years acute experience. Student nurses will not be shortlisted. Please contact the Recruitment Lead for Critical Care for further information

Please state at the bottom of your supporting evidence your preference of Cardiac or Neuro ICU or you will be allocated one of our Critical Care areas.

Staff Nurse Band 5 : To provide excellent nursing care by developing skills and competencies to care for critically ill patients. To act in a responsible manner, demonstrating respect and kindness to others, in accordance with the trust values.

You must have a minimum of one year's current nursing experience as a qualified nurse working in an acute care ward or department or experience as a support nurse working on the critical care unit through the pandemic.

Neuro Intensive Care (NICU)

This friendly, busy 17 bedded unit is the Regional Neuroscience's Centre for South West Thames. We provide the unique experience of caring for patients following head and spinal trauma, along with those suffering from complex neurological disorders. This modern, well unit believes in the development of its staff to provide a high standard of evidence based care for Neuro patients.

Cardiothoracic Intensive Care (CTICU)

This fast paced 21 bedded tertiary referral unit cares for both emergency and elective patients from a broad range of specialties including cardio thoracic surgery, cardiology, vascular surgery and chest trauma. Seasonally we also provide advanced respiratory care to medical patients requiring isolation. This spacious, modern unit promotes evidence based practice and prides itself on excellent inter professional collaboration.

St Georges Healthcare is a leading NHS Trust Foundation Trust employing over 4,000 staff and one of London's designated Major Trauma Centers. We are unique in that we have three large adult Intensive Care Units on the same site; Neuro, Cardiothoracic and General. This provides exciting opportunities for developing career pathways. Although run as separate units all work closely together sharing expertise and innovations.

You must have a strong desire to care for critically ill patients. We provide a three month supportive educational programme Foundation's of Critical Care Nursing Course (FCCNC) at the beginning of your employment, to facilitate your development and clinical skills competency within intensive care. (No A/L may be taken during your first 3 months)

Once completed there is the opportunity to undertake the University based Critical Care Course (Intensive Care), and to rotate to one or both of the other adult units. ED and Paediatric or Neonatal ICU to further develop your practice.

Please submit a thorough and informative application form in order to be shortlisted and be interviewed at our next Assessment Centre.

Internal applicants please bring trust ID.

Please state at the bottom of your supporting evidence your preference of Cardiac or Neuro or you will be allocated one of our Critical Care areas.

For those who worked as a support nurse through the pandemic -there is no automatic transfer to Critical Care -you need to pass the Assessment Centre and interview in order to be offered a permanent Band 5 post.

All Band 5 nurses may be required to work with Covid 19 positive patients.

If you were not offered a job at our last Critical Care Assessment Centre- you need to wait 6 months before re applying.

During the Assessment Centre there will be a drug calculation test, written and communication exercise followed by an interview for those who are successful.

For an informal visit or any other information please contact

Critical Care Recruitment Lead Anthea Allen


We do not run individual interviews. If you are unable to attend, please email who will advise you of the next Critical Care Assessment Centre

For further details / informal visits contact:

Anthea Allen

Senior Sister GICU/ Recruitment Lead for adult Critical Care

Telephone number

0208 725 0968

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameAnthea AllenJob titleSenior Sister GICU/ Recruitment Sister for ICU'sEmail addressanthea.allen@stgeorges.nhs.ukTelephone number0208 725 0968Additional contact information

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We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust - being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful - and behave in a way that reflects these. More information on the vision and values of St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is attached below.

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient applicants are received. Please check your email regularly as all candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted and informed by email.

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