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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/01/2022.

Staff Nurse - Paediatrics

Job Reference: 317-2022-SNP-FEB

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trustwide
317 Trustwide
£25,655 - £31,534 pro rata, per annum

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

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.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

In line with new legislation, all NHS staff and volunteers directly involved in patient facing roles will need to be fully vaccinated with both their first and second Covid vaccines by 1st April 2022. Newcastle Hospitals provides CQC regulated activity and is required to ensure that staff and volunteers comply with these regulations when they come into force. Therefore, staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust working in roles ‘in scope’ of this legislation will be required to evidence their vaccination status as part of the routine NHS Pre Employment checks process.

Applicants please note for additional information please click the link within additional information to the right where you will find hyperlinks for specific department information

Newcastle Hospitals is one of the largest and most successful Trusts in the country, providing a wide range of acute and community services, we are continuously seeking to improve the patient experience and to ensure the highest quality and safest care. Children’s Nurse’s can be employed within three Directorates of the Trust – Children’s Services at the Great North Children’s Hospital, Women’s Services at the RVI and Cardiothoracic’s at Freeman Road Hospital. We are currently requesting that applications from those due to qualify in September 2022 apply to the advert in April.

The Great North Children’s Hospital

The Great North Children’s Hospital (GNCH) is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the UK, and offers one of the widest ranges of children’s healthcare in the country. Our many specialists have the experience and knowledge to deal with a full range of childhood illnesses and injuries.

There are vacancies within GNCH on several units including ward 1a renal and gastroenterology, 1b neurology, 2a respiratory and endocrine, 2b medical day unit, 3 bone marrow transplant, PEAU paediatric emergency assessment unit, 9 surgery, 10 trauma and orthopaedics (maternity cover), 11 burns, plastics and ENT, PICU and ward 14 oncology day unit (maternity cover). Please contact Matron Louise Raine 0191 2821774 for an informal discussion about units with vacancy or to arrange an informal visit. Maternity cover posts are for a temporary period but then a permanent post within Children’s Services is a guarantee.

Freeman Hospital

The Freeman Hospital is the centre for children’s cardiac services, providing Supra-regional cardiac and thoracic surgical services for the UK and Ireland. This service has a world-renowned record in cardiac transplant, ECMO and assist devices. Specialist care is provided to children undergoing complex, routine and emergency cardiothoracic surgery. Cardiac Services is a speciality with many opportunities to gain and develop new skills and experience. Facilities at Freeman Hospital include a PICU and an 18 bedded ward incorporating a 6 bedded HDU.

There are vacancies in Cardio PICU and Ward 23. Please contact Sister Katie Marshall 0191 2231016 to discuss PICU opportunities and arrange an informal visit and Senior Sister Lesley Hamilton 0191 2137023 for Ward 23.


The Neonatal Department at Newcastle is at the forefront for development of neonatal services. We are the Regional centre of excellence for neonatal care and offer a variety of opportunities to gain skills in caring for babies who are born premature with respiratory problems, babies that require complex surgery or require cardiac or anatomical review. There are vacancies in the Neonatal Department. There are vacancies within Neonates. If you are interested in this area please contact Sister Jane Maw 0191 2825740 for an informal discussion and arrange a visit.

We offer a regular monthly recruitment for Band 5 posts, which will give candidates a greater opportunity to apply. We always ask candidates their preferences at interview where a list of current vacancies will be given to assist in your choice. This is an exciting opportunity to work within an innovative and forward thinking Children’s Hospital, and we would be delighted if you could join us in providing health care at its very best.

We strive, always, to ensure The Trust sets the highest standards of care for our patients, and in return you will have the opportunity to work in one of the top teaching hospitals in England. Due to the wide ranging specialties in our organisation, and a significant research portfolio, there are a number of career paths available to nursing and midwifery staff, and we seek to be innovative in developing our nursing, midwifery and associated roles. We believe the opportunities we offer are unrivalled. We are supportive of staff maintaining and developing their professional practice and have a strong and effective appraisal and professional development process.

All of our clinical areas are supported and lead by experienced Matrons - contact details are available on our Trust website, please do make contact and perhaps arrange an informal visit?

If you would like to contact us about any of the vacancies, use the hyperlink linked to the appropriate service for direct line managers details or email:

Interview Date: Friday 4th February 2022

Additional contact information

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.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to The Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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

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