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Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 317-2020-SNA-JAN

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trustwide
317 Trustwide
£24,214 to £30,112 pro ra

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

Would you like to work for a Trust where you can be proud of the contribution you make to delivering high quality healthcare with a personal touch, come and join a Trust which recognises the contribution our Nursing, Midwifery and Operating Department Practitioners make, and values the work they do. This is reflected in our current strategy “Proud of Nursing and Midwifery in Newcastle; Compassion Quality and Excellence in all we do” (see link in Additional Information for full document)

We currently have trust wide vacancies but we are particularly interested to attract and recruit staff with experience or an interest in the following areas:

· Renal Medicine

Renal Medicine, both on the inpatient ward and specialist peritoneal dialysis team.

The inpatient ward offers opportunity to gain experience in the fundamentals of nursing care and also specialist skills and knowledge in renal nursing. The peritoneal dialysis team supports patients undertaking dialysis in their own homes, giving insight into chronic disease management.

· Urology Inpatient Ward

· ENT Ward 10 FH

· Theatre Scrubs FH & RVI

Variety of theatres including Obstetric Theatres

· Older Peoples Medicine – FH & RVI

· Medicine

· Orthopaedic Trauma & Orthopaedic

Musculoskeletal Directorate comprises of 5 Wards, 1 Day treatment ward and Outpatient Departments at the Freeman Hospital and Royal Victoria Infirmary which specialise in all Musculoskeletal conditions. The speciality comprises of a Major Trauma unit, Major Trauma Rehabilitation unit, Neck of Femur unit, Trauma Orthopaedics, Elective Orthopaedics, Soft tissue and bone tumour Sarcoma Service, Emergency and Elective Spinal conditions and Rheumatology Services

Ward 23 RVI Orthopaedic Major Trauma

A 31 bedded ward, comprising of a 21 bedded Major Trauma Unit and 10 bedded Major Trauma Rehabilitation Unit. This ward cares for an extremely varied patient group: from patients with minor orthopaedic injuries, to those who have suffered complex polytrauma. This post would be suitable for a nurse who is motivated to expand their knowledge base, as our patients often have shared care with multiple specialities, have complex injuries and require rehabilitation. This is a busy and challenging ward environment, but also gives our nurses the unique and rewarding experience of caring for our patients from the point of admission via Accident and Emergency, through the acute stages of their hospital journey, following them through their rehabilitation, until the point of discharge. This post will give you the opportunity to learn about orthopaedic conditions and rehabilitation, complex wound care and develop your clinical skills, while being supported by experienced staff.

· Community - Car driver essential

· Surgical wards

We are particularly interested in people who may wish to join The Northern Vascular Centre; Freeman. It delivers regional Vascular Surgery and has the Disability Service Centre based within the hospital grounds.

Ward 8 FH is a tertiary centre with 31 beds caring for complex inpatient vascular conditions. Patients are admitted electively or as emergencies though the Assessment Suite at the Freeman Hospital. The role of the nurse incorporates enhanced wound management skills; psychological support; mobilisation techniques; nutritional support and complex discharge planning. This area provides great opportunities to develop new skills and relationships with a large multidisciplinary patient focused team

Ward 7 FH provides care and support to patients undergoing investigation and surgical procedures. This environment receives elective and non –elective admissions. The nursing team work closely with the transplantation team to prepare the patient for transplantation and post- operative recovery.

· Critical Care

Please note this is not an exclusive list of opportunities and if you would like further specific information regarding current vacancies or you would like to arrange an informal visit to a specialty please contact

As a Nurse, Midwife, Health Visitor or Operating Department Practitioner, in our Trust, we recruit staff who are committed to delivering a professional, caring and compassionate approach, putting patient care at the heart of all they do.

All of our clinical areas are supported and lead by experienced Matrons - contact details are available on our Trust website (see link in Additional Information). Please make contact and perhaps arrange an informal visit? A full description of all our clinical directorates can be found in the Additional Information sheet attached to this advert.

May we suggest that candidates who are interested in such roles contact the who will in turn direct you to the leads for these areas.

At interview you will be asked to select your preference for working specialty including site, and we will endeavour to appoint to your first choice where possible. If y

Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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