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Sister/ Charge Nurse - Cardiothoracic/Surgical High Dependency

Band 7

Main area
Critical Care
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
St Thomas' Hospital
£39,866.40 - £49,704 p.a inc HCA
25/11/2018 23:59
Interview date

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and proactive individual to become part of the renowned and innovative multi-disciplinary Critical Care Team at one of the UK's leading teaching Hospitals in the heart of London as a High Dependency Ward Manager of the Cardiovascular High Dependency Unit.

It’s a busy 10 bedded Unit at Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. This unit cares for patients with both cardiac and vascular illness and the dynamic nature of our work makes it a very stimulating and exciting place to work. In return you will benefit from excellent training and development opportunities, and superb support from within our encouraging environment.

High Dependency Ward Manager – Band 7

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to provide senior clinical and operational support to the team with a strong focus on driving high standards and to lead the clinical team on this busy unit. Providing leadership and professional development to the deputy Sisters/Charge Nurses, you should have experience in bed management, a strong clinical background and experience in managing established teams.

Our unit is exciting, challenging and supportive and you will gain the opportunity to work as part of a highly skilled, dynamic and friendly team. If you are looking for a challenge and eager to provide a high-quality service to patients, relatives and carers then this is the opportunity for you.

Our reputation is built on the care we offer our patients and our history as one of the great centres of medical research and training. As part of King’s Health Partners, an Academic Health Sciences Centre, we continue to be pioneers in health research, and provide high quality teaching and education. This partnership helps us provide the latest treatments for our patients alongside the best possible care.

Essential and or desired skills and experience for this Band 7 post in the Cardiovascular/Surgical High Dependency: -

• Extensive clinical leadership/team management experience
• Intensive Care or High Dependency Qualification
• Mentorship Qualification
• Proven significant experience in an adult/ cardiothoracic ICU/HDU unit

Informal visits are encouraged. Please contact:

Jo Willcox, Clare Meadows or Natalie Grey, Critical Care Matrons
on 020 7188 3045 or email, or

Closing Date           25th November 2018

Interview Date        6th December 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI 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.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jo Willcox, Clare Meadows or Natalie Grey, Critical Care Matrons
on 020 7188 3045 or email,

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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