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ITU Nurse work in Portsmouth

MCG Healthcare is a recruitment agency, currently recruiting for a large number of ITU Nurse roles with high pay rates in Portsmouth.

Specialising in providing permanent, temporary, and last minute cover for hospitals and other medical institutions across the UK. Find your next job with MCG Healthcare and make a difference every day.

FAQs about being a ITU Nurse

  • What band is an ITU nurse in?

    Intensive therapy unit (ITU) and intensive care unit (ICU) nurses are in band 5.


  • What kind of nurses work in ICUs?

    Registered general nurses (RGNs) who specialise in critical care nursing – also known as ICU nurses – work in ICUs and ITUs. There is no specific nursing degree course for direct entry into ICUs, and most nurses working in ICU studied adult or child nursing to either diploma or degree level. Many RGNs will have completed a placement in an intensive or high-dependency setting.

    Specialities for nurses in the ICU:

    • Cardiac ICU nurses
    • Neurological ICU nurses
    • Trauma ICU nurse
    • Burn ICU nurse
    • Pediatric ICU nurse
    • Neonatal ICU nurse
    • Transplant ICU nurse

  • How many hours do ICU nurses work?

    Intensive care units function 24 hours a day at full capacity. The majority of units revolve around 12-hour work shifts, either 07:00 to 19:00 or 19:00 to 07:00. Many units offer a 36-hour work week, consisting of three 12-hour shifts. While others maintain coverage with two 12-hour shifts and two 8-hour shifts for a 40-hour work week.


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