Staff Nurse

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Chester Le Street
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
15 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you friendly, keen to learn, and a team player? If so keep reading as this could be your opportunity to join our well established team here on Ward 1 Chester le Street community hospital. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic staff nurse to join our team.

As a team we strive towards delivering a high standard of care and this is reflected in the feedback we receive from the patients and relatives who have had experience of being on our ward.

Main duties of the job

Ward 1 Chester le Street is an 18 bedded elderly rehabiltation ward. We accept patients from the acute wards, direct from accident and emergency and from other organisations.

The main duties of the role are:

-Plan and deliver high quality of care to patients adhering to the trust policies and procedures.

-Maintain a high standard of documentation

-Demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and verbal

-Plan and deliver safe admissions and discharges

- Be responsible for the delegation of tasks to other members of the team

-Work well as a team player but also show initative

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

To be eligible for Health and Care Worker visa sponsorship you will usually need to be paid at least �25,600 per year

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

At County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust our aim is to always deliver excellent care with compassion to deliver the highest quality of care our patients deserve. We value the personal skills, experiences and qualities that individuals bring to the Trust creating an inclusive working environment to attract talented people who feel motivated, involved and able to influence the future direction of our services.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a staff nurse on Ward 1 Chester le Street community hospital you will be responsible for the planning, organisation and delivery of care to patients, assessing individual needs to develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care. You may depending upon experience also be responsible for supervision of junior staff within the team.. Excellent communication skills are required and you must have the ability to work well on your own initiative or as part of a team. You should possess good organisational skills and be able to contribute to the development of flexible working arrangements within the team. You must be clinically up to date with nursing skills and motivated to develop professionally.

Person Specification



  • NMC Pin


  • Degree
  • Mentoring qualification



  • Experience of working in a hospital setting

Statutory Registration


  • NMC Pin (adult nursing)

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • Positive and motivated
  • Effective communicator
  • Team worker
  • Able to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Keen to develop within the role
  • Aware of current drivers within the NHS


  • Venepuncture, cannulation, wound care

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


Chester Le Street Community Hospital

Front Street

Chester Le Street

County Durham


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