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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/04/2020.

Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 297-1920-2009

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
297 CC Ward 14
£24,214 to £30,112 pa


Please note should your application be successful, we will contact you via the email address you have provided on your 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. Where possible this should be from two seperate employers. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

PLEASE NOTE it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their DBS certificate if a check is required for the post. There are two methods of payment either directly through the online portal using a credit or debit card or through deduction from your monthly pay over a maximum of three months.

All new entrants to the NHS will be appointed on the minimum of the pay scale in line with Agenda For Change Terms & Conditions.


Band 5 Staff Nurse Opportunities –Trauma and Orthopaedics

Full-Time and Part-Time Hours Available, Permanent Basis

Do you enjoy working in a team to provide high standards of care? Do you understand and enjoy the unique challenges associated with delivering care to Trauma and Orthopaedic patients? Are you looking for a career opportunity and development within an organisation rated as ‘outstanding’ for caring? Are you able to be flexible in your approach to work to meet the needs of patients whilst achieving a work-life balance? If so then this could be the opportunity for you.

The Trauma and Orthopaedics service at QE Gateshead has a clear patient focus and a reputation for quality, excellence and innovation within the Surgical Business Unit.

We are seeking to appoint dynamic, highly motivated, registered Nurses to who are passionate about delivering quality care to join us in working as part of the Trauma and Orthopaedic Nursing team at QE Gateshead. The post holders will work as part of the Nursing team to ensure high quality care is delivered to patients, their families / carers who require specialist support and advice throughout their pathway.

It will be expected that the successful applicants will undertake any additional study and training that is required of them, in addition to internal shift pattern rotation. There will be many opportunities to work together with a range of staff inside and outside of the business unit, therefore excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work both independently and as a team member will be essential.

Successful candidates will be expected to adopt a flexible approach to working in order to meet the needs of the service.

If you are interested in applying for these posts and feel that you possess the relevant qualities and skills to complement our existing team and improve services for patients, we look forward to hearing from you. Candidates considering applying are strongly advised to arrange an informal visit with the Ward Manager.

For further information or to arrange this please contact:

Victoria Pye: Ward Manager

Aileen Rooney: Matron Bleep 3156 0191445 2523


Applicants who have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date are to assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Applications are welcomed from candidates who may require sponsorship through the UK Border Agency to work in the UK. However, those candidates must be aware that appointment to the post may not be considered if a suitably qualified experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available and/or the post does not attract sufficient points. During the interview process, all candidates will be requested to provide appropriate original documentation to ensure their legal right to work in the UK may be verified.

Candidates who require sponsorship are strongly advised to visit the UK Border Agency website and familiarise themselves with what is required. There is a facility on this site to access the points based calculator and work through an example which should assist candidates in their understanding of the process.

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust is a smoke free organisation in line with Smoke Free Gateshead

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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