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Staff Nurse (Band 5)

Job Reference: 317-2019-SNA-OCT

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

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:

· Ward 29 Cardio FH:

Is a 31 bedded unit delivering highly complex care to a range of patients with acute and chronic respiratory conditions. This pioneering unit is at the forefront of clinical developments both regionally and nationally. This role will provide the post holder with the opportunity to work with this dynamic and clinically focused team to further strengthen the excellent reputation this unit has for providing high quality clinical care.

· Theatre Scrubs FH & RVI

· Main Outpatients Royal Victoria Infirmary or the Freeman Hospital:

is a diverse, multidisciplinary and multispecialised environment which requires flexible and adaptable skills, an aptitude to learn and a motivation to develop your own skills. We have full and part time posts available for both sites.

· Ward 49 Cardio RVI:

Acute Cardiology is a 29 bedded unit taking patients from assessment suite & ED. Patients conditions include acute coronary syndromes and chronic heart failure.

· Research

Posts available both full and part-time with specific links to diabetes, neuro research and infectious diseases research

· Older Peoples Medicine – FH & RVI

· The Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)

Have a rare and exciting opportunity for a band 5 nurse to develop their specialist knowledge in IPC. This is a Trust wide position, rotational across FH and RVI sites whilst also providing opportunity for community work, therefore a car driver is essential. The post is 37.5 hours and will provide the post holder the opportunity to develop teaching and audit skills.

· 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.

· Dental Theatres

Working within The Dental Theatre day unit requires staff to incorporate several roles into their working day. We perform pre assessment on children and adults prior to organising their dates for treatment. On the day of treatment staff are responsible for delivering care throughout the patients journey from admission, supporting the delivery of treatment and recovery followed by discharge home.

Staff may bring different skills to the role: ward experience in admission and discharge and / or theatre skills (anaesthetics, recovery and scrub), these can all be incorporated to gain experience in pre assessment. Equally the posts are a great foundation for newly qualified staff who are willing and able to develop their knowledge and skills in a varied and challenging way. We work closely with children, Adults and their carers.

· Interventional Radiology

Is a dynamic forward thinking speciality on both Freeman and RVI sites supporting the delivery of a large range of procedures to elective, urgent and emergency patients. Working in a setting similar to theatre, providing complex interventional procedures such as Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR), carotid artery stenting, vascular embolization, and AV fistula salvage. Interventional oncology procedures include selective chemotherapy, radiotherapy and tumour ablation. You would take part in an on call rota following training.

Emergency Assessment Suite Freeman Hospital

This is a busy assessment unit for acute admissions to Freeman Hospital, the majority of patients seen are surgical who require the specialist skills provided by the teams at Freeman, mainly urology, ENT, vascular or general surgery. This is a part time vacancy


The Neonatal department in Newcastle is at the forefront of Neonatal care. We provide 34 cots for sick preterm and new born infants who require surgical, cardiac or medical intervention. We are soon to expand by a further 4 cots within intensive care.   Both paediatric and adult trained nurses work within the Neonatal Unit and a thorough induction programme is offered to all new staff.

There are vacancies in the Neonatal Department.


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.

Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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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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