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Staff Nurse (Ward 35)

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

37.5 Hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen on our busysurgical ward specialising in ENT, Plastic Surgery, OMFS and Ophthalmology. We are looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated, dedicated experienced or newly qualified nurses, to join our new team.

Ward 35 is a busy inpatient surgical ward based at The James Cook University Hospital site, we provide care for planned elective and emergency patients.

Main duties of the job

We take great pride in our staff and we believe that investing in 'You' is key in our ability and capacity to deliver high quality service and patient care. We will support you in developing your surgical knowledge and skills through our team of supportive staff and formal education programme. You will work alongside Doctors, specialist nurses Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, pharmacists and the wider multi-disciplinary team.

Experience is not essential; as training will be provided, however applicants must be committed to delivering high quality patient care.

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated people with effective communication skills.

A position with this directorate offers many opportunities for individuals to develop their clinical skills and ongoing professional development is encouraged and supported.

About us

South Tees are committed to developing its colleagues are there is potential for this exciting role to be offered on a developmental basis.

South Tees Hospitals is the largest hospital trust in the Tees Valley with two acute hospitals and services in a number of community hospitals.

The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough is a designated major trauma centre and provides all its specialties from one site which is unique for a hospital of its size.

It provides a wide range of district general hospital services and specialist services such as neurosciences, renal medicine, spinal injuries, major trauma, cardiothoracics, vascular surgery and cancer services. It has 1,024 beds, a 24-hour acute admissions unit and an emergency department which houses the major trauma centre for Durham, East Cleveland, Tees Valley and North Yorkshire and has its own helipad. In 2012 the Middlesbrough hospital completed a �35 million redevelopment of its cancer services and is now proud to provide some of the best facilities in Europe.

The James Cook University Hospital has a modern, central operating suite containing 20 well-equipped theatres and a 16-bedded intensive care unit. There is also an Institute of Learning, Research and Innovation on site, embracing postgraduate medical education, undergraduate teaching centre, nurse training school, the school of radiography and library facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC Registration


  • Teaching qualification



  • Experience working within an acute or community setting

Key Skills


  • Effective communication skills written and verbal

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