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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Critical Care/Intensive Care Unit

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
1 Dec 2023
Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge, do you want to progress your career within Intensive Care at Oldham Care Organisation, one of 4 hospitals within the Northern care Alliance?

Would you like to specialise in intensive care? We are looking for a registered nurse who is passionate about intensive care and developing into a competent intensive care nurse.

The aim of our Care organisation is to work closely with the communities we service to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which is trusted, connected, and pioneering, upholding the Trust values in all that we do.

Nurses looking for an exciting challenge and a wealth of opportunities are encouraged to join our current nursing workforce who continually go above and beyond to ensure the unit delivers outstanding patient care. If you want to specialise in this area, have the drive, commitment, and enthusiasm to successfully implement change we want to hear from you.

We understand that starting a new role is a big step and we are committed to supporting you, both during this transition and after. Our leadership team will continue to support you in all aspects of your role, from day-to day management of patients to providing bespoke raining for your continuing development.

In return you will work in a well-established nursing, medical and managerial team and be provided with excellent personal and professional support and development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

A wealth of knowledge and experience on the ICU setting which allows individuals to develop and expand on clinical skills. The post will offer opportunities to remain continually up to date with your mandatory training and also allow staff to develop further by completing extra training, expanding their knowledge and clinical skills i.e., Teaching Certificate, ILS and the Greater Manchester Critical Care Course.

We believe continuous professional development is a key element of developing staff capabilities.

You will work as part of the disciplinary health care team providing planned care and delivering the highest standards of patient care within the ICU. The role is exciting and challenging, where compassion, teamwork, excellent communication skills, emotional resilience and initiative are paramount. You must be a great team player, motivated to work in a fast placed environment, with the ability to deal with non-routine and unpredictable nature of the workload and individual patient contact.

About us

Oldham Care Organisation is part of the Northern care Alliance, one of the largest NHS Organisations in the country. Oldham is responsible for delivering a range of acute and community health services across the local area and at The Royal Oldham Hospital. As a designated major trauma site for Greater Manchester and one of only three vascular centres in Greater Manchester, Oldham is a specialist hospital for acute surgery and provides state of the art onsite pathology services to the North West.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You should be positive and adaptable to a changing environment that prides itself on quality and efficiency, whilst remaining calm and diplomatic.

You must have the ability to multi-task and prioritise under pressure, work within a large multidisciplinary team, and ensure the Trust Values are incorporated into practice. You will be enthusiastic, motivated and committed to wanting to help drive advanced skills within this challenging but exciting environment.

Development of skills in patient experience, patient safety, clinical governance, and regulatory compliance. Fundamental to this, is the development of a culture where excellent quality patient care is at the heart of all that we do.

In line with Trust policy, we support various flexible, working options where they can be sustained without being detrimental to our service provision

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers

If you are an International Nurse without a current NMC PIN, please do not apply for this role. To find out more about the current international nursing opportunities available to you here at the NCA, please

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration (Part 1 Adult / General Level 1 or 2)
  • Degree / diploma in nursing studies(or equivalent nursing qualification and experience)


  • Evidence of involvement in teaching
  • Evidence of continuous professional development (CPD)
  • Evidence of mentorship qualification
  • Demonstrate initiative to proactively problem solve with a solution focus
  • Ability to coordinate your workload and supervise members of the team, ensuring high quality, safe and effective patient care

Essential Qualifications


  • Ward experience Post Qualification experience
  • Communicates succintly, clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates evidence based clinical knowledge
  • IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Oldham Hospital - NCA

Rochdale Road



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