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Staff Nurse

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Bishop Auckland
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity for a Band 5 Registered Nurse to join a dynamic and friendly clinical team working in elective orthopeadic surgery. The ward cares for patients both having short stay joint operations and orthopeadic day surgery.

Main duties of the job

The main duties will involve being responsible for planning, organising and implementing the care of patients pre and post surgery both within a short stay, and day surgery setting.

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

From April 1 2024 we are unable to offer sponsorship for healthcare roles that do meet the minimum salary �23,200, 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

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

To organise the delivery of nursing care, deploying staff effectively.

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

To adhere to NMC standards of record keeping.

To assist the ward sisters in setting, monitoring and maintaining standards of care.

To participate in nursing audit and implementing activities eg/ Essence of care.

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

To provide and act as a role model to other members of the team.

To be proactive in managing risk and maintaining patient safety.

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

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

To participate in clinical supervision.

Person Specification

Statutory Registration


  • RGN NMC Registration

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • Skills and knowledge in patient nursing care.


  • Sound skills and knowledge in pre and post surgical care.



  • RGN with current NMC Registration


  • Teaching/mentoring qualification

Special Requirements


  • High level of personal and professional credibility
  • Strong team ethos
  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Flexible
  • Motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Ability to work under pressure



  • Experience in nursing


  • Experience in orthopeadic surgical nursing.
  • Basic It skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Evidence of CPD.

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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