Band 5 and Band 6 critical care nurse – St Bartholomew’s Hospital
St Bartholomew’s is an internationally renowned hospital, host to Europe’s largest specialist cardiac service, as well as the cancer centre. Our hospital has a global reputation for treating both common and rare cancers and is at the forefront of research in those areas.
St Bartholomew’s hospital is part of Barts Health NHS Trust, one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers.
The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.
Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond.
That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.
We are looking for talented Band 5 and Band 6 critical care nurses.
Band 5 Staff Nurse in Adult Critical Care Unit (ACCU)
We are recruiting for experienced band 5 nurses to join our world class Adult Cardiac Critical Care Unit at St Barts Hospital. You will have the opportunity to rotate through three critical care units that care for varying groups of patients, Post op cardiothoracic, HAC, ECMO ,Vascular, and Cancer patients. We are extremely proud to have been rated ‘outstanding’ in our leadership by the Care Quality Commission in 2017. Your professional development is very important to us and we offer you the opportunity to undertake ILs, ALS, CALS BSC, MSC and PHD. We have a platform for nurse led research which is fully supported by our director of research and development.
Band 6 Sister/Charge nurse rotational
1C,1D and 1E Adult Critical care Units
We are currently recruiting for a band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse to join our team on the cardiac adult critical care units . The successful candidate along with their team will rotate through 3 units and experience caring for different patient groups as part of our multi-faceted team.
ACCU 1C specialises in nurse led and fast track recovery for elective and emergency cardiac surgery patients undergoing CABG, valve replacement, dissection repair and grown up congenital heart (GUCH) patients. ACCU on 1C is busy, challenging, and requires nurses that enjoy working in a fast paced and exciting environment. The unit also supports patients who require level 3 on-going critical care interventions in the post-op period.
ACCU 1E specialises in recovery of complex and emergency cardiac surgery patients undergoing CABG, valve replacement, dissection repair and grown up congenital heart (GUCH) patients. ACCU on 1E also specialises in complex aortic vascular, and Mucoplysaccharidosis (MPS) patients who require specialised interventions such as spinal drain management and difficult airway management. ACCU on 1E also supports patients who require level 3 on-going critical care interventions in the post-op period.
ACCU 6A specialises in emergency cardiology patients admitted via our Heart Attack Centre, direct from the community via LAS. 6A is also our designated receiving are for patients requiring Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), Ventricular Assisted devices (VAD), and general oncology patients requiring level 3 support from Barts Cancer Centre. It goes without saying that no two days are the same on 6A, with opportunities for exposure to a wide and extensive caseload of ICU patients.
We are extremely proud to have been rated ‘outstanding’ in our leadership by the Care Quality Commission in 2017. Your professional development is very important to us and we offer you the opportunity to undertake ILS, ALS, CALS, ICU Transfer Training, Band 6 forums and airway management days. After extensive experience on 6A there are opportunities to undertake the ECMO/VAD training required to care for these patients. You will be allocated to work within a nursing team managed by a band 7 and have regular team away days.
We have a platform for nurse led research and are fortunate enough to be able offer our nurses’ opportunities to gain BSc, MSc and PHD qualifications, which is fully supported by our director of research and development. We are committed to providing a culture of continuous learning, which actively supports the professional and personal development of our staff.
As part of our Adult Critical Care commitment to enhance the working lives of our staff, we offer flexible working arrangements, childcare vouchers, family-friendly policies and staff benefits including an excellent pension scheme. We are committed to providing a culture of continuous learning, which actively supports the professional and personal development of our staff.
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