Staff Nurse

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Bishop Auckland
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum / pro rata
Closing date
13 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Ward 16 at Bishop Auckland Hospital has opportunities for you to join our team as a Staff Nurse. Are you motivated and enthusiastic about providing patients with a good standard of care whilst working alongside a great team?

Ward 16 is a busy rehabilitation ward, caring for patients who need rehabilitation post orthopaedic surgery and for those patients who require a multidisciplinary approach to help them to recovery from illness. We received the Trust Star Award for Kindness and Compassion last Year and the ward regularly recieves good feedback from patients and relatives.

As a team we strive to give the best care through our multidisciplinary team approach, having Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists and a medical team based on the ward. We are looking for Staff Nurses that are good team players who have dedication and commitment to delivering quality care. This would be an ideal opportunity for both newly qualified and experienced nurses. You will become part of our friendly and supportive team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for assessments of care needs, the development and implementation, and the evaluation of programmes of care.

Demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

Be responsible for the delagation of tasks to other team members.

Guide and supervise nursing support staff and junior members of the team.

You will be working with commited nursing and multi-disciplinary teams who will do their best to support your professional and personal growth.

To work closely with the ward manager / department in monitoring and maintaining standards of nursing care, staff and service development within the ward environment.

Newly qualified nurses will be enrolled onto a perceptorship programme.

The role does include 12 hour shifts with rotation of night duty and day duty.

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


To practice within the scope of NMC standards.

To assess patients needs, develop, implement and evaluate care.

To organise the delivery of nursing care.

To be aware of and communicate to team members, changes to patient information and treatment plans, both verabally and in writing.

To involve patients / carers in the planning and delivery of care.

To participate in service improvement activities.

To supervise the work of nursing support staff, ensuring tasks are delegated appropriately.

To maintain and promote Infection control procedures.

To participate in clinical supervision and education and training of junior staff.

To assist in resolving conflict by responding to concerns and complaints in a positive manner.

To be aware of resource constraints and the importance of working within a budget.

To contribute to the day to day management of the ward.

To attend training and maintain Revaladation / NMC PIN.-

To assist in resolving conflict and defusing situations where appropriate.

To promote a positive and professional image of nursing at all times.

To contribute to the day-to-day management of the Directorate, co-operating with colleagues to provide an appropriate level of nursing service and to address bed management issues.

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.

Person Specification

Statutory Registration


  • Registered Nurse with UK NMC PIN (adult nursing)

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • Positive and motivated
  • Effective communicator both verbal and written
  • Team worker
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Keen to develop within the role
  • Organistional / time management skills

Special Requirements


  • Shift work will be required both day and night working
  • Able to demonstrate empathy and compassion in supporting patients and families



  • Previous experience within a hospital environment
  • Evidence of CPD to maintain registration


  • Willingness to undertake further training and developement



  • Registered Nurse


  • Degree
  • Mentoring qualification

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


Bishop Auckland General Hospital

Cockton Hill Road

Bishop Auckland

County Durham

DL14 6AD

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