Staff Nurse, GICU
Intensive Care in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary is currently in a position to recruit into Band 5 positions.
Aberdeen is one of the first Major Trauma Centres in Scotland and plays a key role in leading the way in delivering specialist trauma care. The North of Scotland Major Trauma Centre based in Aberdeen is one of the largest health campuses in Europe and is part of an inclusive and collaborative Trauma Network.
As part of this exciting development, we have fantastic opportunity for staff to join our highly dynamic, specialist and multi-disciplinary team to improve trauma and critical care; locally, regionally and nationally.
The general ICU has 16 beds and admits from NHS Grampian, NHS Shetland/Orkney as well as accepting patients from NHS Highland & Tayside if/when the need arises. Patients admitted require either level 2 or 3 care for a broad spectrum of critical illnesses.
The expectation includes you having excellent care values, a strong sense of team spirit and a motivation & commitment to lifelong learning. Currently we are looking for nurses with varied experience in an acute clinical area and who have also successfully undertaken the flying start program. Once recruitment checks have been completed and a start date set, applicants will be given a supernumerary period. Those with no ICU experience will be expected to complete the WBL programme of critical care education. This is a work-based learning programme at honours level accredited by Dundee University and successful completion of this module awards 30 scot-cat points.
Working in Aberdeen’s ICU also affords the opportunity to train and work in the Hyperbaric Unit, which is the only category 1 Hyperbaric Chamber in Scotland. We provide an elective service for a variety of conditions and a 24 hour emergency service to treat divers suffering from decompression illness (DCI).
All ICU staff contribute to the extensive work being done locally around various national improvement programmes, including those that contribute to and aid delivery of the Scottish Patient Safety agenda.
Aberdeen City is well known for its superb quality of life and enjoys first class amenities. There are excellent connections with other British cities and Europe, flying time to London is just over one hour with more than 20 daily flights - and road and rail links to all points north and south are easily accessible. Aberdeenshire includes some of the most spectacular countryside in Europe with Royal Deeside and the Cairngorm National Park and a wide range of outdoor pursuits within easy reach or commute of the city.
Become an important part of a large team, at the heart of delivering high quality, patient centered care for the half-million people who live in Grampian. Not to mention, enjoy some of our numerous benefits and excellent resources.
An attractive relocation allowance of up to £8,000 is available to successful candidates.
Informal visits to the unit are available – this will give you a valuable insight into the scope and practice of ICU and an opportunity to ask questions before you apply.
To arrange a visit, or get further information please contact one of the Senior Charge Nurses on 01224 559851.
Interviews will be held on Thursday, 7 November 2019.
For more information on the Major Trauma Service please go to - www.nosmtc.co.uk