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Critical Care
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week. Part time/job share available.
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Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Queen Victoria Hospital
East Grinstead
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
12/12/2018 23:59
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Senior Staff Nurse Critical Care

NHS AfC: Band 6

Welcome to QVH and thank you for your interest in our hospital.

QVH is a specialist NHS hospital providing life-changing reconstructive surgery, burns care and rehabilitation services for people across the South of England.

We are a centre of excellence, with an international reputation for pioneering advanced techniques and treatments. Everything we do is informed by our passion for providing the highest quality care, the best clinical outcomes and a safe and positive patient experience.

In addition to receiving tertiary referrals from across the South East of England, QVH is continuing to develop a network of ‘spoke’ sites at district general hospitals enabling our consultants to offer their expertise with routine treatments and consultations as close to close to patients’ homes as is possible.

Our vision is that by continuing to develop the breadth and reach of our services, combined with a determined focus on maintaining our excellent standards of clinical quality and patient experience, QVH will continue to thrive.

At QVH we are proud of our achievements and our specialist services continue to record excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We regularly receive excellent results from patient satisfaction surveys and on average 98% of inpatients say they would recommend the hospital to their family or friends.

Our success is underpinned by the skills and enthusiasm of our staff and a strong culture of partnership working among all staff at the Trust. We are fully committed to on-going training and development and to delivering the best training for staff.

Working at QVH combines the excitement, challenge and career opportunities of a major research and teaching hospital with the satisfaction delivering excellent patient care that meets the needs of our community.We also offer attractive benefits such as 

  • a £1,500 new starter premium for registered nurses and operating theatre practitioners
  • tailored personal development to support career aspirations, including accredited clinical and management development programmes
  • flexible working arrangements for a work-life balance that suits you and your needs
  • a dedicated Reward service, offering a range of national and local discounts, cashback and tax relief schemes


Senior Staff Nurse Band 6
Speciality: Critical Care

Are you looking for a challenge but within a supportive and caring team?

The Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has some exciting opportunities within our Critical Care Unit. It is an exceptional place to work with the whole organisation focused on the patients. We have a fantastic international reputation and are proud of our heritage as pioneers of reconstructive surgery helping to rebuild our patients lives.

The Trust received “Outstanding” for patient care in our latest CQC report. 

Critical Care is an expanding service and we are looking for enthusiastic nurses to join our friendly innovative team. In return for your intensive care expertise we can offer university and site based training and support in caring for our patients with complex needs. As a unit we are a well-resourced speciality and offer excellent career progression opportunities to develop both professionally and personally, we encourage and support our nurses to actively contribute to our continuing development. We also support our nurses to attend and present at educational and professional conferences, both nationally and internationally.

The Queen Victoria Hospital is a regional tertiary referral centre for reconstructive plastic surgery, head & neck cancer surgery and maxillofacial trauma and major burns. We offer a varied, interesting, and often challenging work environment, caring for critically ill patients from these specialities.

All applicants should have post registration experience in an intensive care setting; evidence of shift leading, completion of intensive care competencies and ideally a post registration intensive care nursing qualification, but this is not essential. Full training and support will be given.

This position attracts the Queen Victoria Hospital Relocation Allowance and Removal Expense Payments.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Claire Tait - Ward Matron - 01342 41 4176

If you have problems applying, contact

01342 414000 ext 4680