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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/06/2020.

Registered Nurse - Elderly Care

Job Reference: 421-LTUC-1187E

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Elderly Care Wards
£24,907 to £30,615 pa pro rata

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is one of only two trusts in Yorkshire and Humber to be awarded HSJ’s Top 100 Best Places to Work. We believe that You Matter Most, and this is reflected in our values of Responsible, Respectful and Passionate. So if you’re looking for an interesting and rewarding career in the NHS, where you can make a real difference to patients’ lives, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is the place for you. We are proud to be awarded Bronze level Investors in People, which recognises our commitment to developing our staff and is an indication of how you will be treated when you work here.

 “We pride ourselves on giving excellent quality care to our patients, and ensuring their experience is a good one” says Jo Burns, matron for Elderly Care. If this sounds like the kind of team you’d like to be part of, we’d love to hear from you.

Our Byland and Jervaulx wards are both 30-bed acute frailty wards caring for elderly patients with complex medical and social care needs. We care for patients with a wide range of conditions, meaning our nursing staff enjoy a role where no two days are the same, and compassionate patient care is paramount.

We are looking for registered nurses on our Later in Life Jervaulx and Byland wards. We can offer permanent posts for full time and part time hours, with flexible working patterns to suit you and your lifestyle. Support and appropriate training to help the successful applicant will be provided.

In the UK, the 85+ age group is the fastest growing and is set to double to 3.2 million by mid-2041. As our elderly population grows, so do their care needs, which is why Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is growing its team of Elderly Care nurses, to ensure we can provide the very best in patient care.

Whether you are an experienced nurse or a newly qualified nurse seeking your first role, please consider joining the incredible nursing team here at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

We can offer:

  • 4 weeks supernumerary and ongoing mentoring
  • Access to Education Centre, Library and Clinical Skills Lab with quality assured Clinical Educators
  • Career development posts
  • Support and guidance with revalidation
  • A highly recommended two-year preceptorship programme for Newly Qualified Nurses and those returning to practice.  We also pay your first year of NMC fees.

For more information, please contact Jo Burns, Matron on 01423 555309 or email

Registered Nurse

Hours: Full and part time positions available
Band: 5
Salary: £24,214 to £30,112 pa pro rata

Essential requirements: Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and are signatories of the Mindful Employer Charter which underlines our commitment to enhancing the emotional wellbeing of all staff. This commitment begins when you apply to work at our organisation. We will support individuals through reasonable adjustments both at interview and during ongoing employment. In line with the principles of flexible working and improving work life balance, all advertised full time posts will be considered for job share or part time.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, physical or mental health condition, addiction or other healthcare needs.

We take pride in being a partner organisation in the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network and are committed to supporting research activity as part of the services we provide. We have research projects running across all specialties which are providing evidence and informing local and national practice.

Applicants who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates, as the employing body will, in those circumstances, be unable to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test requirements, as required by UKVI. All applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates on their application.

All job offers are subject to Agenda for Change T&C’s, excluding medical posts. Offers may also be subject to a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, dependent on the position.

HDFT takes its responsibility for the Safeguarding of Children & Vulnerable Adults seriously. Each member of staff must comply with the HDFT policy, procedures and strategies relating to Safeguarding.

In submitting an application form, you automatically authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process, should you be appointed.

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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