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Staff Nurse

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Staff Nurse - Leadership Development Programme

Are you a registered nurse who is passionate about delivering high-quality care, and feel ready to take the next step in your nursing journey? We have a new and unique post within Medicine at the Freeman Hospital.

This new role aims to identify, develop, and retain future leaders in the nursing workforce. This role will facilitate learning that will direct the successful applicant along the leadership pathway in line with Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust goals and priorities. This role invests in our future ward Sisters and Charge Nurses, protecting time for education and aiming to harness their potential to become successful leaders.
  • Interview Date: 7 June 2023
  • 37 hours 30 minutes/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

If you have leadership potential and have passed your probationary period, this could be the opportunity that you have been waiting for. The role consists of two, six-month placements within Medicine at the Freeman, to experience different leadership styles. The first placement will be on Ward 15, Freeman Hospital (General Medicine and Elderly Care), the second is on Ward 16, Freeman Hospital (Hepatology and Gastroenterology). At the end of the two placements, you would be given the option of which ward you would prefer to continue to work in.

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

Job Purpose
  • 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

Please complete with the Trust-specific information for Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The educational aspect of this role focuses on: clinical governance, leadership, quality improvement and staff development. To facilitate this learning, the nurse will have 10 days of protected learning time per placement, comprising of:

Placement 1
  • LEO course
  • Performance Appraisal for Appraisers
  • Incident Investigator Training
  • The remaining learning time will be allocated to applying this learning to practice with support from the ward management and matron team.

Placement 2
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • Safe and effective rostering practice
  • Identifying, planning, implementing, and evaluating a service improvement in line with Trust Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professional strategy (with support from the ward management team and matron team).
  • Application and interview skill

We welcome job applications from people of all backgrounds and particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are currently under-represented in our workforce, as well as other under-represented groups such as disabled candidates.

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.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development
  • Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding


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



  • Relevant and recent clinical experience


  • Previous experience in speciality



  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch) / ODP
  • NMC / HCPC registration
  • Diploma / Degree in Nursing / ODP completed or willingness to undertake) or equivalent experience



  • Good communication / interpersonal skills



  • Basic IT skills


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

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