Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applicants from Ukraine

We provide acute and community healthcare services to patients across the county of Buckinghamshire and neighbouring areas, in our hospitals, community sites and people’s homes.

We have over 6,000 highly trained, qualified doctors, nurses, midwives, health visitors, therapists, healthcare scientists, administrators and other support staff, caring for more than half a million patients every year.

Have you got healthcare experience? Or have you considered working in a hospital or care setting? Or do you simply have an interest in caring and helping others?

If so, you may be interested in talking to us about available roles.

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive rates of pay and an excellent contributory pension scheme
  • Comprehensive induction and orientation training programme
  • Excellent career development opportunities with rotational posts offered
  • 27 days holiday, increasing with NHS experience (excluding public holidays)
  • Comprehensive Occupational Health and Wellbeing services (including in house counselling provision)
  • Money-saving discounts at a variety of shops, restaurants and local leisure attractions and discounted gym memberships
  • Ability to sign up for other national NHS related benefits

Want to know more about working for us?

For more information about job opportunities at Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust, please contact Carlos Gomes Da Costa, International Recruitment Lead, who is experienced in helping colleagues from abroad settle in:

Alternatively, please join one of our weekly virtual webinars on MS Teams where a member of the recruitment team will provide advice and guidance and answer any questions.

For more information about our organisation, please explore this website and also visit our social media pages:

Want to apply for a role with us?

If you are interested in working for us, please download this short expression of interest form so that we can match you up with appropriate potential roles.

Please email the completed form to: c.gomesdacosta@nhs.net

Welcome from Vadym Lichinkin

Nurse Vadym Lichinkin is from Ukraine and works as a Nurse for Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. He explains how his career started with us and welcomes fellow Ukrainians thinking about joining us.

“My name is Vadym Lichinkin and I’m a nurse, working in Stoke Mandeville Intensive Care Unit. I was born and raised in Mikolaiv, where I also completed my medical school training.

“In 2004, I moved to the United Kingdom to seek an improvement in working conditions and to expand my career prospects. My initial job was in a nursing home (Leighton Buzzard), where thankfully my previous experience and education were acknowledged. By the time I left the nursing home, my position was that of a senior healthcare assistant.

“Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (or BHT as we call it) welcomed me in 2012, specifically to the Intensive Care Unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, where I worked as a Healthcare Assistant for 3 years. This experience in the NHS and BHT helped me to broaden my horizons as I was eager to learn more and was eager to develop professionally. As a result, I applied to nursing school in 2016 to become a Registered Nurse. I trained for 3 years, which the Trust sponsored and fully supported my training.

“I became a Registered Nurse in April 2019. The UK nursing career is very broad, and nurses have many different roles to develop into, which is very different from the reality in my home country. I have always felt respected as an individual and as a professional, and I have never been treated differently because of my origin or background.

“Working as a nurse in the ICU is like a dream come true. I feel like I belong here alongside my bright and hardworking colleagues from different backgrounds, nations, religious beliefs or sexual orientations. We are all the same and I feel that every day.

“But I do not want to stop here, I want to develop and improve my knowledge and skills. I completed my critical care course in January 2022, another step forward in my career. Career wise my objective is to become a nursing manager, so I can help and support other future nurses the same way I was supported and empowered.

“I look back on my journey with pride and with a smile. Today, I feel that I am successful professionally and as a father of two children, and I am excited about what the future holds for me and my family.”