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Staff Nurse

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Pro - Rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking to take your first step as a qualified nurse within a supportive, collaborative Trust? Or are you already a qualified nurse and you're looking to enhance your skills and develop your career as part of a progressive team? If so, the Northern Care Alliance is the place for you!

Oldham Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country, so if you decide to join our NCA family as a Band 5 nurses, then the opportunities for growth and development really are endless.

Our commitment to you
  • Nursing teams who are passionate about delivering high quality care.
  • Outstanding 12 month preceptorship programme (for newly qualified nurses / ODPs)
  • NMC / HCPC pin paid for the first year (for newly qualified nurses / ODPs)
  • Support and encouragement from a future focused senior nursing team
  • Flexibility, where possible we will support you with a shift pattern and contract that fits in with your day to day life

Main duties of the job

  • Using your clinical experience and skills you will be responsible for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of programmes of care, both for a specific group of patients as the named care provider and in supporting the care of all patients on the ward / unit
  • You will assist in the management and organisation of work, as required, ensuring effective communication is maintained at all times and will provide support for junior staff on the ward (newly qualified staff will receive initial support)
  • You will play a key role in the education, development, mentorship and supervision and assessment of all learners and unregistered staff
  • You will undertake nursing interventions consistent with evidence based practice, transferring and applying knowledge and skills to meet patients' needs
  • Be able to work collaboratively with all members of the MDT (Multidisciplinary Team) and to make referrals as appropriate
  • To provide support and care for the patient and his/her family respecting their need for privacy and dignity
  • To monitor the effectiveness of nursing care and adjust the programmes of care where indicated
  • To utilise highly developed clinical skills specific to speciality
  • You will practice in accordance with the professional, ethical and legal framework for nursing

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care , appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as an Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC PIN within the next 3 months. Please note an NMC PRN PIN is not a full NMC PIN and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

Person Specification



  • NMC registered or studying towards
  • Nursing Degree



  • Experience in acute setting of delivering care either as qualified nurse or on placement as student nurse

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Oldham Hospital

Rochdale Road



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