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Staff Nurse - Critical Care

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge, do you want to progress your career within Intensive Care at Oldham Care Organisation, one of 4 hospitals within the Northern care Alliance?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 within Intensive care at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

Nurses looking for an exciting challenge and a wealth of opportunities are encouraged to join our current nursing workforce who continually go above and beyond to ensure the unit delivers outstanding patient care. If you want to specialise in this area, have the drive, commitment, and enthusiasm to successfully implement change we want to hear from you.

We are committed to supporting you, both during this transition and after. Our leadership team will continue to support you in all aspects of your role, from day-to day management of patients to providing bespoke raining for your continuing development.

We have a dedicated Practice Educator team with strong links into the Greater Manchester Critical Care Network, they will support you closely in your journey to complete relevant courses to be the best ICU nurse you can be.

In return you will work in a well-established nursing, medical and managerial team with the future of a new build in 2024, seeing 8 beds move to a purpose-built ICU with future build to follow.

We have a strong leadership team and are committed to excellent personal and professional support and development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

A wealth of knowledge and experience on the ICU setting which allows individuals to develop and expand on clinical skills. The post will offer opportunities to remain continually up to date with your mandatory training and allow staff to develop further by completing extra training, expanding their knowledge and clinical skills i.e., A teaching qualification, ILS and the Greater Manchester Critical Care Course.

You will work as part of the disciplinary health care team providing planned care and delivering the highest standards of patient care within the ICU. The role is exciting and challenging, where compassion, teamwork, excellent communication skills, emotional resilience and initiative are paramount. You must be a great team player, motivated to work in a fast placed environment, with the ability to deal with non-routine and unpredictable nature of the workload and individual patient contact.

You should be positive and adaptable to a changing environment that prides itself on quality and efficiency, whilst remaining calm and diplomatic.

You must have the ability to multi-task and prioritise under pressure, work within a large multidisciplinary team, and ensure the Trust Values are incorporated into practice. You will be enthusiastic, motivated, and committed to wanting to help drive advanced skills within this challenging but exciting environment.

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

Essential Criteria


  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration (Part 1 Adult / General Level 1 or 2)
  • Degree / diploma in nursing studies (or equivalent nursing qualification and experience).
  • Demonstrates evidence based clinical knowledge
  • Has an interest in Critical Care.


  • Evidence of continuous professional development (CPD)

Essential skills


  • Communicates succinctly, clearly, and accurately both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to coordinate your workload and supervise members of the team, ensuring high quality, safe and effective patient care.


  • Experience of the use of clinical systems.
  • Demonstrate initiative to proactively problem solve with a solution focus.
  • Ability to use reflective practice, to continuously improve the standard of patient care.
  • Basic knowledge of policy relating to critical care, risk management and infection control.

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


ICU Royal Oldham Hospital

Rochdale Road



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