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Staff Nurse

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rota)
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
There has never been a more exciting time to join our NIV Critical Care & Regional Weaning Centre here at UHNM.

We are an Internationally recognised tertiary centre based here in the midlands for NIV & complex Tracheostomy weaning, taking referrals nationally from other acute Trusts & critical care facilities. We provide an on-going domiciliary NIV service with Clinical Nurse Specialist expertise & a 24hour helpline with technical support when patients need us most. We pride ourselves on providing comprehensive education, training & support in all aspects of NIV & tracheostomy care to our patients & their carers to enable safe, but independent living. We provide an invaluable In-Reach service Trust wide for patients requiring assessment, initiation of NIV, or supportive care, enabling timely & correct intervention when the patient needs it.

Main duties of the job

We are predominantly a Nurse Led unit specialising in Non Invasive Ventilation (NIV) and Tracheostomy Weaning, based within an acute care respiratory unit.

We have recently expanded our service to meet capacity demand for specialist critical care requirement and we are looking for enthusiastic, pro-active band 5 nurses with a passion for respiratory nursing and NIV to join our friendly and diverse team. You do not need to have prior experience but an enthusiasm to develop is essential.

If you are passionate about changing lives for the better, then come and join our team and help us make a difference. We offer a comprehensive induction programme and our dedicated Practice Development Team will work closely with you to ensure you get the best development opportunity that our service has to offer.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff is really important to us.We offer a range of options for our staff to help maintain a good work-life balance including full time, part time hours and bank hours. We are also committed to offering flexible working wherever we can and where relevant to the role and the service, agile working.You can select your preferences upon application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Gail Knowles.

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Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the professional register


  • student nurse due to quailify within the next 6 months



  • acute care experience


  • respiratory care background
  • tracheostomy or ventilator care experience

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke University Hospital

Newcastle Road

Stoke on Trent


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