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Registered Nurse - Care of the Elderly wards

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa (pro rata)
Closing date
10 Jun 2023
We pride ourselves on giving excellent quality care to our patients, and ensuring their experience is a good one. says Jo Burns, matron for Elderly Care. If this sounds like the kind of team you'd like to be part of, we'd love to hear from you.

We care for patients with a wide range of conditions, meaning our nursing staff enjoy a role where no two days are the same, and compassionate patient care is paramount.

Jo Burns, Elderly care matron, has also been with Trust since qualifying 16 years ago. Jo says she is really happy with how her career has progressed and still thoroughly enjoys her time here. If you're looking for a Trust who will support you to achieve your career goals, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust could be just the place for you.

Main duties of the job

As a Trust we offer our Registered Nurses:
  • Access to clinical skills training in our Clinical Skills Lab and personal development courses
  • First Line Leadership programme to help develop your leadership skills
  • Highly recommended two-year Preceptorship Programme and your first year of NMC fees paid
  • 4 weeks supernumerary and ongoing mentoring
  • Band 6 and 7 development posts
  • Support and guidance with revalidation

To keep up to date with all of our latest Recruitment activity here at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust follow us on Facebook: 'Team HDFT jobs - Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust' and Twitter: @HDFT_Careers.

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust work with Health Education England and the Global Learners Programme to recruit Nurses who currently live overseas. If you live outside the UK and do not yet have an NMC PIN please apply directly via the Global Learners website -

About us

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we provide 'outstanding' care to both our patients and our staff. We support staff through benefits, health and wellbeing initiatives and opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • An inclusive and supportive culture - our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks identify areas for improvement.
  • Staff Recognition - as well as regular appraisals, we recognise staff with our Making a Difference, Team of the Month Awards & Colleague Recognition Awards
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, counselling service and fast track physiotherapy service for employees.
  • Staff Benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Elderly care sister Sheena came to Harrogate to complete her nurse training, and has worked for the Trust ever since. I wouldnt want to do anything else, she says. The team is well rounded and supports each other in our day-to-day working life. If this sounds like the kind of team youd like to be part of, wed love to hear from you.

1) To work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and to provide nursing care for patients. This requires detailed knowledge of equipment and specialised information on procedures undertaken in the clinical environment.

2) In consultation with senior staff, the post holder will help plan, co-ordinate, implement, and evaluate care for patients.

3) Maintain standards in accordance with ward /Trust policies and procedures and NMC code of conduct

4) Maintain a safe working environment, being aware of the necessity to comply with Health & Safety regulations and the Environmental Health Act, and to attend mandatory training courses.

5) Maintain safe custody of all drugs and medicines and when trained demonstrate the manipulation, dexterity and co-ordination of IV drugs.

6) To work unsupervised at times, using ward Protocols and Policies.

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Nurse with current NMC registration or working towards Registration


  • oDiploma/Degree in Nursing or related field



  • oPre registration clinical experience


  • oWorking with elderly and/or patients with mental health requirements

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Harrogate District Hospital

Lancaster Park Road



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