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Staff Nurse

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year n/a
Closing date
10 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Qualified Nurse to join the Respiratory team on ward 9. The successful post holder will work alongside other members of the team to deliver high quality compassionate care and support patients to meet their daily needs.

To work on a busy Respiratory Ward with a high patient turnover and the position requires a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who has knowledge or experience in delivering patient care. You will need to possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A polite and courteous manner towards patients and relatives will be essential for this role, together with your ability to work under pressure as part of the team on a busy medical ward.

The successful candidate must be caring, compassionate and possess a positive attitude to supporting colleagues in the delivery of high quality, safe, effective care for our patients.

It's a truly exciting time to join Respiratory (Medicine 2) is unique as our specialist area provide excellent grounding for Nurses to develop expert skills in their speciality. Many of our Nurse recruits go on to managerial roles throughout the hospital and take up Specialist Nursing roles which linked to the above specialties.

We are at the forefront of the Trust's digital agenda utilising: NerveCentre (electronic patient monitoring and handover) and Live staffing linked to patient acuity / dependency called SafeCare live.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate would be expected to work as part of the team to deliver high standards of patient care responsive to patient's needs. There would be an expectation that you would be flexible and able to work to work a variety of shifts days, nights and weekends in order to accommodate the needs of the service.

The post holder will possess the ability to be able to work alone and with the wider supporting team, and work collaboratively with external agencies. You will be expected to demonstrate and role model the uppermost professional standards.

About us

The people in this area are known for being friendly and there is a strong sense of regional identity.

Gateshead Quays has the most contemporary and stylish cultural and leisure attractions to be found along the Tyne. Next to the world famousTyne Bridgethere's the stunningMillennium Bridge, theBaltic Centre for Contemporary Artand of course the fabulous Sir Norman Foster building, TheSage Gatesheada new home for music both national and international.

More than �250 million has been invested over recent years in major new cultural and leisure facilities along the river bank. Gateshead is a pleasant combination of urban development in the east and rural land to the west. Some of the best coast and countryside in the country are all easily accessible from Gateshead. The area is well served with public transport, and air andferry links to mainland Europeare both about seven miles away.

And of course, Gateshead is home to Anthony Gormley's world famous multi-award winning sculpture, theAngel of the North. This major landmark at the entrance to Gateshead is Britain's largest sculpture and is seen by more than 33 million people every year.

This vacancy is part of our 'refer a friend' scheme, this means if a friend who currently works for us has told you about this vacancy you could both receive a cash payment. The full scheme details are included with the additional documents for this role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

There is an expectation that if appointed the post holder(s) should be willing to work day and night shifts as well as regular weekends. Flexible working will be considered, and the Trust offers Family Friendly working.

The successful candidate should have a passion for Nursing and providing the highest standard of patient centred care.

The post is subject to DBS (Police) Enhanced Disclosure.

Anyone applying for a position which involves a regulated activity will require an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check and that the disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

Applicants who have not heard by 4 weeks from the closing date are to assume they have been unsuccessful.

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience


  • Registered Nurse Part1 with current NMC Registration
  • Diploma/ Degree in Nursing
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development.
  • Ability to assess. Plan, deliver and evaluate quality care
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload.


  • Recent relevant experience.

Employer details

Employer name

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Ave, Sherif Hill



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