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Staff Nurse (Ward 4)

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
22 May 2024

Job Details

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1 x Fixed Term for 12 Months post - Full time

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and committed individual to join Ward 4 at The James Cook University Hospital. We are a 24 bedded, specialist medical ward caring for renal patients. This includes those with acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease as well as renal transplant patients and a variety of patients with other long term health conditions.

We are a well- established team of highly skilled Nurses and Healthcare Assistants providing excellent standards of care to our client group in what is a busy, challenging but rewarding environment.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be expected to have excellent communication skills and cope well under pressure with a willingness to gain new skills.

This vacancy will close once sufficient applications have been received.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:-

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

About us

South Tees Hospitals is the largest hospital trust in the Tees Valley with two acute hospitals and services in a number of community hospitals.

The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough is a designated major trauma centre and provides all its specialties from one site which is unique for a hospital of its size. It provides a wide range of district general hospital services and specialist services such as neurosciences, renal medicine, spinal injuries, major trauma, cardiothoracics, vascular surgery and cancer services. It has 1,024 beds, a 24-hour acute admissions unit and an emergency department which houses the major trauma centre for Durham, East Cleveland, Tees Valley and North Yorkshire and has its own helipad. In 2012 the Middlesbrough hospital completed a �35 million redevelopment of its cancer services and is now proud to provide some of the best facilities in Europe. The James Cook University Hospital has a modern, central operating suite containing 20 well-equipped theatres and a 16-bedded intensive care unit. There is also an Institute of Learning, Research and Innovation on site, embracing postgraduate medical education, undergraduate teaching centre, nurse training school, the school of radiography and library facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Skills


  • Effective communication skills written and verbal
  • Commitment to the needs of the service including a flexible and adaptable approach in the work environment/ work practices
  • Effectively prioritises and co-ordinates own work
  • A team player able to work well with others and demonstrate commitment to team objectives
  • Ability to use initiative to make a decision within sphere of work and/or knowledge recognising where assistance is required
  • Commitment to adhere to Trust Policies and Procedures and to contribute to an implement policies in own area and propose changes
  • Current NMC Registration.


  • Good information technology skills



  • Experience working within and acute or community setting
  • Experience of Multi-disciplinary working
  • Commitment to evidence based practice
  • Ability to work within the boundaries of the NMC Code of Professional conduct.


  • Attendance at the leadership and development and improvement programme (4.5 days)

Qualifications and Training


  • Degree or Diploma in Nursing


  • Recognisable teaching qualification

Personal Attributes


  • Demonstrates a positive image of the nursing profession
  • Caring and compassionate attitude to patients and colleagues
  • High level of personal motivation
  • Courage to raise concerns and challenge practice
  • Commitment to the development of self and others. Willingness to undertake further training and development
  • Flexible approach to working hours to meet the needs of the service
  • Ability to travel independently, as required for the particular nursing role

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road



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