AMU Staff Nurse

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Newcastle under Lyme
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Due to our innovative and evolving acute medicine service we have been successful in a new business case which is focused on the nursing workforce on AMU (Acute Medical Unit) at UHNM, allowing us to open up our recruitment of a large number of nursing posts. Our AMU at UHNM is one of the largest units in the country consisting of 58 beds comprising of bay beds, side rooms and 14 Higher monitoring beds which is in our enhanced nursing care area delivering level 1 and 2 care. The business case supports the uplift of our substantial qualified nursing team to enable us to have a 1:4 patient ratio which will enable the unit to continue to move onto the next exciting chapter and evolving our new team to become the showcase ' gold standard' of AMU's in England.

Our new starters are supported by our exceptional practice education team, who have developed a competency package for the unit and the enhanced care element. We aim to provide staff of all grades with the essential knowledge and skills required in our busy, friendly department and we offer a rotation on a shift by shift basis into the enhanced care unit where you will be supported by our team and education practise nurses. New starters will be given a period of supernumerary time with a well organised local induction.

Main duties of the job

In this post you will be responsible for the initial assessment of patients, and providing an effective care pathway within AMU. We are committed to developing a culture in line with our values that improves quality and enhances the patient experience, and you will play a vital part in developing new ways of working to achieve this goal.

Candidates will be a first level registered nurse. You must be flexible to the demands of the service and be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. Excellent communication skills are essential for this post.Full and part time hours, are available, 7 days including weekends and public holidays, 12 hour shifts.

Full time and part time contracts available

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff is really important to us.We offer a range of options for our staff to help maintain a good work-life balance including full time, part time hours and bank hours. We are also committed to offering flexible working wherever we can and where relevant to the role and the service, agile working.You can select your preferences upon application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Stacey Salt

(see contact details)

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse on the professional register



  • Has experience as a student or registered nurse in an acute hospital setting

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