Salary: £31,921 to £39,029 (inclusive of HCAA)
Description: This NHS Foundation Trust has been on a long journey of development and improvement to its current position as the largest provider of acute hospital services to Surrey residents.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint an enthusiastic, experienced nurse to join their forward thinking, progressive nursing team. The post holder will work as a Shift Leader responsible for the clinical management of ICU on a shift by shift basis.Their ICU has 13 beds with capacity to care for eight level 3 and five level 2 patients. This ICU unit has been rated "outstanding" by the CQC and is a paperless unit running an EMR software programme.
The Critical Care Unit has a team of experienced and welcoming staff, who provide care for medical and surgical patients requiring emergency care, offering mechanical ventilation, piped Heliox, haemofiltration, cardiac output monitoring and intra-aortic balloon pump among others.
You will be responsible for the immediate management of critically ill patients and in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team ensure that patients receive optimum and high level nursing care. The post holder will support the Team Leader in any service development projects and lead by example as an expert practitioner. You will conduct appraisals of team members with the support of the Team leader, assist in the management of resources and contribute to the corporate agenda. You will be expected to promote a quality service using research and evidence based practice.
Person Specification: NMC Registered First Level Nurse (RGN/RN Adult).
You will have:
* 12 months experience at Band 5 post Critical Care Course
* ENB 100/Critical Care Course
* ENB 988/Mentor Preparation
* Possess a relevant diploma (Level 3 degree study preferred)
* Have excellent clinical skills and the ability to promote evidence based practice
* IT skills
Benefits: The hospital have on site accommodation, Competitive salary, pension scheme, continuous training & development, 27 days per annum rising with years of service plus 8 days Bank Holidays, pro rata. High cost allowance 5% of basic salary.