CI22729 - Staff Nurse, General ICU
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
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
An attractive relocation allowance of up to £8,000 is available to successful
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.
To obtain the job description for this post please click on the following link
CI22729 - Staff Nurse, GICU.docx
Interviews will be held on Thursday, 7 March 2019.
Closing date: Wednesday, 20 February 2019.
For more information on the Major Trauma Service please click on the
following link -