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Registered Nurse (Graduating/Newly Qualified)

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

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Registered Nurse (Graduating/Newly Qualified)

Are you a Graduating/Newly Qualified Nurse (Adult or Child) who completed your degree at a UK University and undertook development/clinical placements in the National Health Service (NHS). We want to hear from you! Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust is pleased to be recruiting Newly Qualified Registered Nurses across our Trust, this includes emergency/urgent care, medicine, surgery, paediatrics and other areas.

5 Reasons to Work for Us:
  • We offer a Quality Marked Preceptorship Programme, endorsed by NHS England for all Newly Qualified Nurses
  • We are a Pathway to Excellence Nursing Organisation (American Nurses Credentialing Centre). We encourage and celebrate the professional nursing voice and will encourage you to be your best and achieve you potential for outstanding patient care
  • We are a values focused organisation and value people
  • We are part of the wider University Hospitals of Northampton Group, with fantastic opportunities and development across the group
  • We have a excellent geographical location in Northampton with easy access to London and airports. House prices in the area are favourable with good rental opportunities

  • Main duties of the job

    • Provide nursing leadership and deliver care for a group of patients
    • Work within a nursing and multi-disciplinary team
    • Communicate effectively in verbal and written form to patients, significant others and colleagues
    • Lead and deliver care at each stage of the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation)
    • Be alert to deterioration in patients and escalate concerns
    • Prevent harm and promote outstanding care
    • Support and develop others including Student Nurses, Apprentices and HCAs
    • Use your clinical skills (including administration of medicines) to deliver care
    • Use technology to inform and manage care
    • Maintain accurate records of care
    • Practice legally, ethically and in accordance with the NMC Code and NGHT policies and procedures
    • Engage with Pathway to Excellence to inform and developing the nursing profession

    About us

    Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

    Our Excellence Values






    We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.

    We are a Defence positive trust, supporting our reservists, veterans, spouses and partners.

    The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.

    We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.

    We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds.This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Maintain registration with the NMC as a Nurse Promote the UHN and NGHT values within role and practice Work in a legal and ethical way, assessing mental capacity, seeking consent, and acting in best interest Adhere to the regulatory Code (NMC) and relevant standards of professional behaviour and practice, including continual professional development Prepare and maintain evidence for NMC revalidation Practice in accordance with NGHT policies and procedures Engage with the NGHT Quality Marked Preceptorship Programme over 12 months Undertake NMC Practice Assessor and Supervisor development Engage with each stage of the nursing process according to scope of practice, experience, and competence (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluations) Accurately formulate and maintain a range of nursing documentation in both written and electronic form Complete and manage risk assessments for patients in accordance with NGHT policies and procedures Ensure review dates for assessments and documents are achieved and completed Communicate effectively with patients and their significant others Communicate effectively with other health and social care professionals including but not limited to other Nurses, Medical Staff, AHPs and social care professionals Assess and formulate person centred care plans, promoting choice and independence at every opportunity Actively plan and engage for timely discharge, promoting safety and reducing risk Monitor patients for deterioration and escalate concerns in accordance with NGHT policies and procedures Monitor vitals signs and calculate NEWS 2 scores Undertake a range of clinical skills including but not limited to medication administration, catheterisation, venepuncture, cannulation 12 lead ECG acquisition, bowel care, wound care and nutrition (feeding)

    About You:

    You will registered or are eligible to register with the NMC as a Nurse (Adult or Child), having undertaken a Nursing Degree and clinical placements in the NHS. You will be values driven, person centric and committed to providing outstanding patient care. You will draw on a contemporary evidence base in nursing to inform care and will share your ideas and experience to improve care and services. You will be committed to engaging with the Preceptorship Programme in your initial 12 months of practice to consolidate your learning and develop your knowledge skills. You will demonstrate compassionate and agile leadership in your role.

    *If you have undertaken placements directly at NGHT, please follow the fast track process for employment via our Practice Development Team

    Person Specification

    Educations, Training and Qualifications


    • BSc/BA (Hons) in Nursing or Pre-Registration MSc in Nursing
    • NMC Registration as a Nurse (Adult/Child)
    • Leadership Module or Course/Qualification
    • Evidence of development in statutory mandatory subjects as defined by Skills for Health (SfH) Core Skills Training Framework Core Skills Training Framework | Skills for Health


    • RCUK Intermediate Life Support (ILS)
    • Recognising Deterioration
    • RCP NEWS2 Online Course NEWS | National Early Warning Score - eLearning Programme (

    Knowledge and Experience


    • Experience of the NHS (experience and/or clinical placements)
    • Experience in acute care (hospital based care)
    • Knowledge of the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation)
    • Knowledge of nursing models including ADLs and self-care models
    • Knowledge of vital signs and recognition of deterioration
    • Knowledge of safeguarding and referrals
    • Knowledge of nutrition, hydration, falls prevention and pressure injury prevention
    • Knowledge of discharge planning and referrals


    • Experience of nursing across age ranges (life span)



    • Communication Skills: Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
    • The ability to communicate with patients in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures
    • Infection prevention and control skills

    Key Competencies/Personal Qualities and Attributes


    • Promotes equality, diversity, and inclusivity at every opportunity
    • Acts as a role model and promote professional integrity
    • Positive, proactive, flexibility and adaptability attitude to work
    • Trustworthy and honest
    • Person centric in approach and care
    • Involves significant others
    • Demonstrates compassion and empathy in practice

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Northampton General Hospital


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