Staff Nurse

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
5 Oct 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 at Shotley Bridge 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 2 is a 16 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 initiative

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

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.

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

We are unable to offer sponsorship for roles that do not require a professional registration, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a staff nurse on ward 2 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

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



  • Experience of working in a hospital setting



  • NMC Pin


  • Degree
  • Mentoring qualification

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


Shotley Bridge General Hospital


County Durham


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