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Newly Qualified Registered Nurses Due to Qualify (Luton/Bedford sites)

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This advert is for Adult Nurses only who have completed an acute placement in an NHS Trust. You must have qualified recently or be qualifying this year.

We have a variety of Band 5 Acute Registered Nurse opportunities across the Luton and Dunstable Hospital and the Bedford site. Please state in your supporting evidence which site you are interested in.

As a Newly Qualified Nurse you will be enrolled onto our new Acorn Programme. This is a preceptorship programme that allows you to complete your initial competencies in a friendly and supportive environment during the first 12 months of your career.

If you are unsure of where you would like to start your Registered Nurse journey, we would be happy to discuss opportunities for rotational roles for you that enables you to experience a variety of specialities over an agreed period of time.

We look forward to welcoming you to our hospital and hope that we will see you at our interview and assessment days where we can discuss your career with you in person.

All Newly Qualified Nurses will be required to attend for an assessment followed by interview (please see sample assessment exercise attached so that you can prepare). This will take place on Monday 17th June 2024.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide a high standard of nursing care by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of patient care. To work closely with the department / ward manager and multi-disciplinary team members in monitoring and maintaining policies, standards of nursing care, staff and service development within the department / ward environment.

To carry out all relevant forms of care under supervision and when proficient demonstrate procedures of care supervise junior qualified and / or unqualified staff including student nurses whilst maintaining a safe working environment.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder must be able to actively demonstrate and proactively deliver effective and personal care, which is safe for the patients, in a calm and compassionate manner to every patient, every time. This should be at the core of all planning which actively involves the patient and where appropriate, their relatives /carers. With the ability to escalate areas of interprofessional and multiagency care concerns to the ward manager, Matron or Deputy/Chief Nurse in a timely manner.

Please see detailed Job Description attached.

Person Specification



  • Current Registered Nurse with the NMC or working towards



  • Ability to use computers and software such as Word/Excel or the equivalent

Communication Skills


  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey Road



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