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Staff Nurse

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you a motivated and talented nurse with experience in Paediatric Respiratory, Medicine and Long Term Ventilation or High Dependency Care? Do you want to work in a challenging environment?

We are looking to recruit Band 5 Staff Nurses to work on Ward 2a, Respiratory & Long Term Ventilation Ward at The Great North Children's Hospital. Ward 2a is a 21 bedded general medical inpatient unit which provides specialist care for children and young people who have tracheostomies and require long-term ventilation. We also care for children and young people with conditions in the following specialities;
  • Immunology
  • Endocrine
  • Metabolic
  • Haemophilia

The busy children's ward has an identified Long Term Ventilation Bay and Medical High Dependency Area. We require someone who is adaptable to work in all areas of the ward and who is a real team player.

The successful candidates will have experience in caring for this complex and diverse patient group and knowledge of the specific needs of these specialised services.

Exciting opportunity has come available for paediatric nurses to join the HDU team. An established team who delivers HDU level care to the highest standard to a wide range of children from multi-speciality teams.
  • Interview Date 09/06/2023
  • Full & Part Time Hours

Main duties of the job

As a nurse in any of the wards and departments you will assess, plan and support delivery of care to ensure this is delivered to a high standard. You will work alongside a wide variety of professionals to deliver the very best family centred care.

You will receive training and ongoing support for enhanced skills from the Education Team relevant to the ward or department where you are employed. Enhanced skills may include, IV drug administration, care of gastrostomies and tracheostomies, delivery of breathing support systems like AIRVO and Non-invasive ventilation.

All new starters will have a supernumerary period and work alongside an experienced nurse. Wards and departments have individual competency frameworks to work towards.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Accountable for assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating high quality patient care in the Peri-Operative environment.
  • Provide effective support to both patient and carers throughout their care pathway.
  • Act as role model, teacher and supervisor for junior staff and students, participating in mentor and preceptorship programmes
  • To abide by Trust policies and procedures.
  • Provide support for and depending on experience deputise for nurse in charge in their absence.
  • Act as patient advocate in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code / Health and Care Professions Council standards of conduct, performance and ethics.
  • Work collaboratively as an effective member of MDT.
  • Participate in 24 hour on call service when appropriate to role.

An opportunity that will enhance your skillset as well developing your skills across our range of services and you will be supported in your development and career progression by our bespoke induction and development package.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you. Rotation posts will be considered.

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Person Specification



  • oEvidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development
  • oAwareness of current relevant NHS policy context
  • oHas understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding


  • oMeets Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements for mentorship if relevant to role



  • oBasic IT skills


  • oRelevant clinical skills relating to the specialty e.g. cannulation, IV drug administration, acting as scrub practitioner



  • oRelevant and recent clinical experience


  • oPrevious experience in speciality



  • oRegistered Nurse (appropriate to branch) / ODP
  • oNMC / HCPC registration
  • oDiploma / Degree in Nursing / ODP completed or willingness to undertake) or equivalent experience

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