Shape your story at The Royal London

Shape your story at The Royal London

Working at The Royal London Hospital

The Royal London Hospital is the UK’s largest trauma centre and leads the trauma network for north east London and Essex. We have an award-winning adult critical care unit and trauma service, associated with London’s Air Ambulance service.

We are one of the largest children’s hospitals in the UK and have been awarded for our outstanding care for stroke patients and renal services.

We are proud to host an 18-month preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses. The programme provides clinical workshops, e-learning modules, action learning and clinical competency assessments to support your transition from student to confident practitioner.

Health Education England reviewed our programme in 2015 and found that all attendees rated it “outstanding” or “brilliant”.

Find out more about what it is like to work at the Royal London and a list of our current vacancies below.

If you are not able to find a service you are looking for under our current vacancies below, you can find the full list of Royal London vacancies and sign up for job alerts at http://jobs.bartshealth.nhs.uk/

Our work

Image of the outside of The Royal London Hospital.

Working at The Royal London is a truly unique experience. Nestled in the heart of Whitechapel, moments from the tube station, the internationally renowned teaching hospital offers you the chance to work with some of the most innovative people in medicine.

Our work

Our 727 bed hospital is housed in two 17 storey towers, one with a helipad for London’s Air Ambulance, and a 10 storey tower which opened in 2012 housing a health campus with Queen Mary University of London’s medical school, the school of midwifery and the Dental Hospital. The contemporary buildings reflect the innovation inside and our staff are, quite rightly, extremely proud to work in such an exciting and dynamic environment.

The Royal London Hospital is the UK’s largest trauma centre and leads the trauma network for north east London and Essex. Our 44 bed adult critical care unit is a leading specialist centre with an international reputation for caring for critically injured patients across London, services by London’s Air Ambulance service.

As well as working with trauma, we are home to London’s busiest paediatric A&E department and one of the largest children’s hospitals in the UK. The Royal London has been recognised for the best care for stroke patients across London and the renal services have also won awards for their innovative approaches. Our maternity services at The Royal London are world renowned and the Barkantine Birth Centre was recently named “the best model of care” in the Better Births report by Baroness Cumberlege.

Your career

Our team at The Royal London praise the supportive environment, and while the hospital is certainly busy, staff are calm and caring offering help to one another as well as to patients.  The nature of the work at The Royal London means that you would be working with cutting edge practitioners and with our easily organised rotations you can really explore which area you want to work in – you will never get bored!

If you enjoy working with people from all walks of life and like working with a variety of patients and cases, whatever your interest, you will love working here at The Royal London.

Working in Whitechapel

The hospital is located to the east of the city of London, and is the perfect location whether you want to live nearby or further afield as transport links into Whitechapel bring you in from every direction and you just have to cross the road to get to work. The endless high quality restaurants, bustling markets and beautiful old buildings in the areas mean it is tempting to just stay local, and the local multicultural community will make sure you are welcomed.

Our current vacancies

The Royal London holds regular recruitment open days for our specialities. Shortlisted candidates can meet our teams, discuss career opportunities within the service and interview to join one of our award-winning teams.

Attendance at these events are by invitation only, therefore if you are interested in applying for one of our specialities, you can find out more about our roles using postcode E1 1FR.

The Royal London also offers the opportunity of joining our exciting Rotation programmes. If you are interested in applying for one of the programmes, you can find out more about our roles using postcode E1 1FR.

 

Further Information

If you're interested in applying for one of our roles but are unable to attend our events, or would like some further details, please contact Musawwar Hayat.

Follow our teams on twitter for information about their latest achievements at the Royal London and spotlights on what it is like to work here:

@TeamACCU 

@Peri_team 

@PCCURLH 

@RLHNeurosurgery 

@SurgeryRLH

Working in ACCU

The Royal London ACCU Team

The Royal London Hospital is the UK’s largest trauma centre and leads the trauma network for North East London and Essex.

Our 44 bedded Adult Critical Care Unit is a leading specialist centre with an international reputation for caring for critically injured patients across London, serviced by London’s Air Ambulance service.

We are extremely proud to have been rated as providing ‘outstanding’ care by the CQC in 2019 and were finalists at the Nursing Times Awards 2016 for the best student placement of the year. We were one of the major trauma centres that treated and cared for victims of the London Bridge terrorist attack in 2017.

We're looking for enthusiastic and talented Band 6 nurses to join our award winning team. To be right for the role you'll need with a postgraduate qualification in critical care to join our world class Adult Critical Care Unit.

 

ACCU B6 Nurse Gwen Sim

Gwendolyn Sim, Sister talks about what it's like to work in ACCU and opportunities available:

"We work in teams, so when we go up to the 15th Floor (Covid-19 ITU) we go as a team. Normally there will be a mix of two teams on the 15th floor and the remaining two teams on the 4th floor (non-Covid-19 ITU). Compared to the first wave of the pandemic we are more prepared; we know our roles and designation for the next four weeks; we have clear direction and support and a fair rotation. It’s good that you work as a team and you can support each other in your roles. It’s not fun being in PPE the entire day, but when you’re working with your team and you support each other, then it’s an amazing place to be."

"As a major trauma centre, we see a diverse stream of trauma, neurosurgery, vascular surgery and we once again have elective cases. There is a wide range of Covid-19 and non-Covid-19 patient cases. Study days and teaching are still ongoing (with remote lectures), there is also the mentorship programme and the specialty courses in trauma, neuro and ITU for continued development. So now is one of the best times to join for a diverse opportunity of experience and development."

 

How to apply

Apply to be a critical care staff nurse – Band 5

Apply to be a critical care sister/charge nurse – Band 6

If you're interested in applying for one of our posts but are unable to attend the interview date advertised, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss arrangements more suitable for you.

 

Follow our team

To find out more about what it’s like to work in ACCU at the Royal London, follow us on twitter @TeamACCU

Working in the Emergency Department

The Royal London Hospital is the hub of the largest network of trauma hospitals across the country.

We are a state-of-the-art teaching hospital, with an A&E service that provides a pioneering multi-disciplinary approach to complex cases and were awarded The Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s Clinical Team of the Year in 2018.

ED Matron, Amy Hooton

Amy Hooton,  matron explains why you should join the team:

“We have an embedded multi-disciplinary team, with total team respect. Everyone has a voice here, we are inclusive, we listen and support each other. It is very busy but delivering lifesaving care to those patients that need it most is hugely rewarding.”

“We are really proud to map out an individual’s career, from the moment they join all the way to be becoming a Band 8A senior nurse.”

 We're looking for talented Band 5 nurses to join our award-winning team. Nurses with 6 month’s acute experience can apply to join our ED service. Newly qualified Nurses or those anticipating this level of experience may be interested in applying for our acute medicine rotation programme that takes you through our ED service.

 

How to apply

Apply to be an Emergency Department Staff Nurse – Band 5

Apply to join the ED & Acute Medicine Rotation – Band 5

If you're interested in applying for one of our posts but are unable to attend the interview date advertised, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss arrangements more suitable for you.

Follow our team

To find out more about what it’s like to work here, follow us on twitter @ED_RLH

Our nurses' stories

See what our nurses say about what it is like to work at the Royal London Hospital.

ED Nurse, Nicholas HarpleyNicholas Harpley, emergency staff nurse

Since joining The Royal London ED, I found the team to be full of friendly, pragmatic, hard-working staff, who are here to support each other. The work was challenging to begin with, but if you relish the challenge to improve your skills and knowledge base and have the mentality to persevere, the team here will support you to become the best nurse you can be.

We have a really supportive and talented multidisciplinary team here who share a wealth of experience. Our senior management and consultants are incredibly helpful and approachable.

There is so much acute experience here with such a diverse patient background you won’t find anywhere else.

 

 

ED Nurse, Carissa Lopez

Carissa Lopez, emergency staff nurse

I really wanted to join the Emergency Services as I was excited to work in a major trauma centre with the opportunity of working with HEMS patients and a wide spectrum of cases.

The teams here are incredibly supportive and encouraging, the ED is all about teamwork.

During my time here I have completed both the ED and Trauma courses. I have since been able to work in different areas in ED including resuscitation, majors, minor injuries, and initial assessment; consolidating my learning and giving me confidence in my ability to practise and teach others.

The opportunities you get here are unique and the ED gives you a strong foundation and experience to develop in so many other specialities down the line.