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Staff Nurse - Critical Care / Intensive Care

Band 5

Main area
Critical Care / Intensive Care
Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Full & Part Time Hours)
Job ref
£28,407 - £34,581 £27055-£32934
Salary period
30/05/2023 23:59

Job overview

Post registration is required for this role and previous ICU experience

Would you like to develop skills in critical care with the support of our friendly team? 

We are seeking to recruit into registered nurse posts within the critical care units at both Hull Royal Infirmary site and Castle Hill site.  Recently at our Hull Royal Infirmary site a new  £8m Intensive Care Unit (ICU) intensive care unit has been opened. 

This is a busy area and we are looking for motivated and enthusiastic nurses to join our dynamic team. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential and you need to demonstrate the ability to be forward thinking and passionate about delivering a high standard of care. 

This is a rotational post between the Hull Royal Infirmary Hospital ICU and Castle Hill Hospital ICU  in order to develop a full range of skills and be supported with in house training.

We have a comprehensive training package one to one bedside training, bespoke boot camps and ongoing support from our own team of Clinical Nurse Educators.  You will be supported to complete Foundation in Critical Care Course and the National STEPS Programme . Opportunities to complete Post Graduate Critical Care Programmes at higher education institutes are available.

PLEASE NOTE: In cases where a vacancy receives a high number of applications, we may bring the closing date forward. You are therefore advised to submit your completed application as early as possible.


Main duties of the job

  • Assessing and monitoring patient conditions
  • Checking symptoms and vital signs
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate standards of evidence-based nursing care
  • Administering intravenous medication or different types of medication
  • Recognising deterioration in the physical or mental condition of a patient and taking appropriate action / escalation
  • Recognising, responding to, and managing emergency situations
  • Checking and using specialised equipment such as monitors and ventilators
  • Displaying excellent analytical ability and sound decision making in changing clinical situations
  • Recognising limitations and escalating concerns
  • Assisting in the development of students
  • Working as an effective team member and promoting team and interdisciplinary relationships


Working for our organisation

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust strongly encourages new starters to have the Covid-19 vaccine. However, it is not a mandatory requirement to work for us.

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately £500 million. The Trust employs around 11,000  staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area.

The Trust’s secondary care service portfolio is comprehensive, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services. These services are provided primarily to a catchment population of approximately 600,000 in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.

HUTH provides specialist and tertiary services to a population of 1.25 million extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RN (ADULT)
Desirable criteria
  • ENB 100 or equivalent or equivalent clinical experience
  • Teaching / mentorship certificate
  • ILS /ALS
  • Intravenous accreditation
  • Evidence of continued professional development


Essential criteria
  • Recent acute ward experience
Desirable criteria
  • Previous critical care experience
  • Experience of caring for critically ill patients


Essential criteria
  • Team worker
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Able to work in a changing environment
  • Demonstrates an understanding of current developments in the speciality
Desirable criteria
  • Computer skills
  • Evidence of practical and theoretical skills
  • Demonstrate an understanding of preceptorship/ mentorship
  • Show an awareness of risk assessment

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sister Hayley Shakesby
Job title
Email address
Telephone number
01482 311731
Additional information

Sister Rebecca Redmore 01482 311731