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Staff Nurse

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Leeds Teaching Hospitals are recruiting for Band 5 Registered Nurses, newly qualified nurses, current student nurses in their final year and experienced nurses. You must be professional, have excellent interpersonal skills, and recognise the need to work flexibly to best serve the needs of our department and patients. Additionally, you must be able to work autonomously as well as within a team and have a passion for delivering customer service and a desire to provide an exceptional patient experience. We have a wide variety of opportunities across CSUs in the trust. Please state up to three specialty preferences on your application and where vacancies are available, we will endeavour to allocate at shortlisting to preference.

The trust is unable to provide OSCE training, due to there being no current International Nurse Programme to support this, therefore applicants are required to have current UK NMC registration with evidence of registrant clinical practice in the UK or a final year Nursing student.

Internal Nursing and Clinical Support staff currently employed by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, who wish to work in a different area, at the same AfC Band, job description and person specification should contact their Matron to express an interest through the internal nursing transfer process.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for individuals who can create a positive patient experience, are innovative, effective at working collaboratively, advocates for quality improvement and ensures the delivery of high quality patient care. The role is to provide and be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised programmes of care. You will deliver care without supervision and take responsibility as the prime care provider for a group of patients and at all times promote confidence in our commitment to provide excellent compassionate patient care. The role will involve taking charge of the ward or department as necessary in the absence of the Sister or Charge Nurse. You will participate in the in-service training, preceptorship and mentorship of junior staff, post basic learners and students as well as maintaining your personal development.

About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute health providers in the UK and based in one of the fastest growing and vibrant cities in the north. We use a cohort approach to recruitment, so you only need to apply to this advert for vacancies across the trust. Come and join our team in Leeds and become part of The Leeds Way sharing our vision and values. Our Trust is recognised for our staff engagement, great care and rated GOOD by the Care Quality Commission. Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work.

Our five values are: Patient-centred Collaborative Fair Accountable Empowered

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities



Acts in accordance with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Conduct.

Communicate with patients and carers to ensure they have access to appropriate information.

Maintain and deliver compassionate patient focused care in accordance with LTHT guidelines, policies, values and behaviours.

Maintain a safe working environment.

Provide assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care for patients, ensuring documentation standards are upheld in accordance with NMC and LTHT guidelines, whether written or computerised.

Promote and maintain positive relationships between all staff involved in the care of patients.

Promote evidence based practice.

Participate in the audit and evaluation of clinical practice in the interests of promoting and improving quality care through action on findings.

Undertake duties on other wards or departments as and when required by service demands or patient need.

Act in such a way that safeguards the health and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults at all times. Is familiar with and adheres to, the LTHT safeguarding policies.

Education and Training

Contribute to the promotion of a positive clinical learning environment.

Keep up to date with developments, advances and research in individualised patient care.

Participate in research and or education programmes relating to professional nursing issues and practice.

Complete mandatory training annually.

Participate in annual appraisal.

Participate in preceptorship and mentorship programmes

Participate in teaching, supervising and assessing of student nurses and other supervised staff, where allocated.

Undertake continuous professional and clinical development, constantly seeking opportunities to enhance skills.


Demonstrate effective use of resources.

In the absence of the Sister or Charge Nurse take charge of the ward or department and co-ordinate ward or department activities.

Take responsibility for the prime care provider for a group of patients

When in charge of the ward takes responsibility for reporting, investigating and responding to accidents, complaints, untoward incidents and other significant events.

As delegated and directed by the Senior Sister or Charge Nurse, participate in, investigating and responding to accidents, complaints, untoward incidents and other significant events.

Raise concerns with regards to risk, danger, malpractice or wrong doing by following the LTHT Whistleblowing policy and supporting processes.

Person Specification



  • Registered Adult Nurse Level 1 or 2
  • Has current registration on the appropriate part of the NMC register
  • Willing to undergo training as necessary


  • In your final year of nurse training AND planned entry into the NMC register on completion of training



  • Current issues in health care
  • Able to provide and be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised programmes of care


  • Awareness of speciality

Skills & behaviours


  • Caring, compassionate & motivated
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Ability to act professionally at all times
  • Ability to organise self and others
  • Teaching and assessing skills
  • Team player
  • Effective time management skills


  • Capable of lateral thinking

Additional Requirements


  • Document 3 preferred speciality areas to be considered for allocation from those listed in the advert.

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street



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