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Video interviews for Critical Care nurses – Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust (BHRUT)

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If you want live and work in one of the world’s most dynamic cities, we have some exciting news! We are now accepting applications from Critical Care / ICU / ITU Nurses to join Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust (BHRUT).

Barking, Havering and Redbridge Trust are looking to recruit band 5 staff nurses to our 57 bedded Critical Care units across two sites. We admit from a wide range of specialties and from a very busy Emergency Departments (ED) at Queens Hospital and King George Hospital. Our units consist of a 12 beds brand-new Critical Care unit and a 4 beds PACU at King George Hospital. At Queens hospital, we have a 15 beds brand new Critical Care unit on the fourth floor, a High Dependency unit consisting of 8 beds, a 14 beds Intensive Care unit and a 12 beds Neuro Critical Care unit which admits neurology, neurosurgery patients from Queens Hospital ED and, is also a tertiary referral unit for Essex.

Our Critical Care units provide excellent opportunities for nurses who are starting out in their Critical Care career or are looking for career progression to develop new skills. Why not join our experienced, motivated team and fulfil your potential. Each day brings an exciting challenge and there is always a learning opportunity. You will be working with a vibrant team, living our PRIDE values; Passion, Responsibility, Innovation, Drive and Empowerment.

What will Critical Care give you?

  • ​The Critical Care units run a foundation to Critical Care programme for you to build-up competence, experience and consolidate practical knowledge to theory on the units
  • ​12-month rotation across different Critical Care units to obtain experience across specialties
  • ​Nationally recognised training using the Critical Care network ‘step’ competencies
  • ​Access to an internationally recognised Critical Care course (London South Bank University & City University)
  • ​Simulation training led by our senior consultants and highly specialist senior nurses
  • ​Opportunity to be supported and work with our unit practice educators
  • ​Opportunity to take part in a junior in house management programme to support you develops from a band 5 to 6.

By choosing a career in Critical Care you will have the opportunity to develop to a level where you can take up a range of exciting opportunities which may inspire you to work in clinical education, outreach, organ donation or begin a pathway to become an advanced nurse practitioner in the future.

Critical Care have well established, experienced staff who have confidence, clinical credibility and leadership skills who will act as positive role models supporting all new staff on our Critical Care units.

Being part of the BHRUT team means that you would benefit from salary supplements or High Cost Area Supplements (HCAS) which are paid to NHS nurses working in inner and outer London and the fringe zones. For more information about HCAS click here.

Apply now and join a world-class team of compassionate, motivated nurses working throughout the UK’s capital city – and boost both your career and social life at the same time!

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust (BHRUT) offers:

  • Salary Band 5 pay scale from £28,407 gross per annum (salary for London starts at £32,720 with HCAS)  (Pre OSCE salary: £24,336). Click here to download Staff Nurse Job Description – Band 5 (pdf),
  • Enhancements for “unsocial” working hours, nights and Saturdays +30%, Sundays and Public (Bank) Holidays +60%,
  • Mixed shift pattern days, nights and weekends, 37.5h per week, 3 x 12.5h shifts,
  • Permanent, full time positions + overtime and additional shifts available,
  • English language exam fee (up to £214) – reimbursed on arrival,
  • CBT exam fee (£83) – reimbursed on arrival,
  • OSCE exam fee (£794)* – sponsored in advance,
  • NMC registration fee (£153),
  • Certificate of Sponsorship and Immigration Skills Charge (not IHS) (£3,199) – Employer’s cost,
  • Skilled Worker Visa fee for the candidate only – sponsored in advance,
  • 1 month of free accommodation,
  • Inbound flight to the UK of max. value of £800 (costs over and above this amount to be met by the candidate),
  • £500 cash advance in salary*,
  • 27 days of paid holidays + 8 public holidays,
  • Excellent professional development opportunities,
  • Enhanced NHS Pension scheme, excellent maternity and paternity leave packages, discounts in local shops, restaurants and more.

Formal training:

Upon arrival in the UK, you will undertake a comprehensive OSCE training course as part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration process, culminating in an exam. It is essential that you pass the exam (you will have a maximum of 3 attempts) in order to qualify as an NME-registered nurse. Once this has happened, you will attend the standard NHS induction course and, following this, be given further support and mentoring within your ward or area of specialty.

Informal training:

At NEU Professionals, we don’t just match you with a job; we support you before, during and after the recruitment process, helping with everything from interview preparation to adapting to a new country. This approach and the extraordinary 100% retention rates it results in – are what make us unique!


  • Nursing degree at post-secondary level leading to registration as a general nurse.
  • Proof of English language proficiency in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s requirements. *
  • Minimum 1 year of working experience in acute hospital or community setting as a Registered Nurse (academic internships not considered).

* For other information about NMC English language requirements and exemptions please click here.

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