Staff Nurse

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
North Shields
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Ward 15 North Tyneside Hospital is a 26 bedded ward specialising in joint gastroenterology and medicine , treating both male and female adult patients with acute medical conditions.

Our staff nurses provide a high quality service in a safe environment where the needs to each patient are cared for in a professional and holistic manner by using all available specialist knowledge and skills. The wellbeing of all our patients relies on appropriate and timely assessment, investigation, treatment and care.

Our ward can be a busy and challenging environment. In joining our team, you will bring your skills and passion to provide the highest quality patient-focused care and compassion for our patients. You must be a team player with excellent communications skills and have the ability to work using your own initiative as well as part of the wider team.

The post is fully rotational days/nights and covers seven days a week.

1st Level live NMC registration is required for this role.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be expected to work as part of a dynamic nursing team delivering all aspects of care to the patients.

You will have the opportunity to develop in this specialised field as well as continuing development as a Band 5.There are a huge range of learning opportunities available.

You will find your contribution is valued and that you are supported through an excellent management and teamwork approach, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. We offer comprehensive learning and development support and excellent training opportunities to broaden your experience, knowledge and skills.

We offer flexible working patterns which includes a well-balanced combination of days, nights and weekends in order to meet the needs of the trust and ensure a fair and equal working environment.

Our nursing teams are focussed on the six C's, and we aim to provide a high quality service in a safe environment where the needs of each patient are cared for.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality - opening a state of the art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England? Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isn't, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare, this is the Northumbria Way! Please read 'applicant guidance notes' before submitting your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care working as a member of the ward team under the direction of the Ward Manager.

To be responsible for the organising and co-ordination of nursing services in the ward/dept in the absence of senior staff on a regular basis.

To exercise accountability as set out in the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

To be responsible for all nursing care standards and to maintain high clinical standards.

To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person Specification



  • 1st Level live NMC registered Nurse
  • Evidence of qualification to undertake the supervision, teaching and assessing of students (essential requirement for post, expectation this will be completed within an 18 month period).


  • PP126/7
  • D32/33
  • Post Registration qualification in specialty
  • Diploma/degree in nursing
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


North Tyneside General Hospital

Rake Lane

North Shields

NE29 8NH

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