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Bank Staff Nurse

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
25 Jul 2024

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Part Time
Do you want to be paid at a rate that reflects your skills and experience?

Do you want to work flexible hours?

Would you like to be valued as individual employee?

If so then come and join County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust as one of our valued bank workers. Following a review of the current pay points for our bank workers these now reflect the value that our bank staff provide our organisation. The Staff Bank and Agency Service was re-launched in August last year and is working to provide a complete temporary staffing solution for all of our wards and departments.

This is an exciting time to join us as the service is transforming and developing into an innovative and modern provider of temporary staffing. You will need to be a registered nurse (Adult) with a valid NMC number. You will need to be a reliable, enthusiastic and a self-motivated individual, You will need to possess excellent communication skills and be adaptable to changing situations.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for planning, organisation and delivery of care for patients and the supervision of junior staff within the team. The post holder will be expected to take charge of the ward as required.

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

To be eligible for Health and Care Worker visa sponsorship you will usually need to be paid at least �25,600 per year

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.

At County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust our aim is to always deliver excellent care with compassion to deliver the highest quality of care our patients deserve. We value the personal skills, experiences and qualities that individuals bring to the Trust creating an inclusive working environment to attract talented people who feel motivated, involved and able to influence the future direction of our services. The wellbeing of staff is important to us we have a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team who provide support on a range of topics.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assess patients needs and develop, implement and evaluate programmes of 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 Sister in setting, monitoring and maintaining standards of care.

- To participate in nursing audit and service improvement activities eg Essence of Care

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

- To provide advice and act as 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 undertaken have been delegated appropriately.

- To contribute to the day-to-day management of the Directorate, co-operating with colleagues to provide an appropriate level of nursing service and to address bed management issues.

- To participate in education and training of junior staff.

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

- To participate in clinical supervision.

Person Specification

Statutory Registration


  • RGN NMC Registration



  • RGN with current NMC Registration
  • Excellent standards of nursing care


  • Teaching/ mentoring qualification



  • Experience in nursing

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Awareness of Health and Safety / Clinical Governance issues.
  • Basic IT skills, including e-mail and word processing
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional
  • Development

Special Requirements


  • High level of personal & professional credibility
  • Supportive of colleagues
  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Interview
  • Flexible
  • Motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Articulate
  • Assertive
  • Innovative approaches to practice
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Able to travel across Trust sites to meet the requirements of the post

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust

Hollyhurst Road


County Durham


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