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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/07/2022.

Registered Nurse-Rotational

Job Reference: 155-EUC-NM-0622-09-1

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Urgent & Emergency Care
£25,655 to £31,534 pa

One Team One Trust

There are many reasons to work at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (STSFT). From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. STSFT is committed to respect, fairness and civility. We promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture and working environment.

We aim to be an ‘employer of choice’ and we invest in our people. Looking after our workforce’s health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support.

With an operating income of around £563 million and non-current assets of £241m, the Trust employs around 8,300 people. The Trust provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000.

We provide a range of community based services across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead. This includes areas such as Community Nursing, Family Care and Therapy Services.

Inpatient facilities are provided from Sunderland Royal Hospital (SRH), South Tyneside District Hospital (STDH), St Benedict’s Hospice and from the specialist Sunderland Eye Infirmary. This gives a total of around 1200 acute beds, as well as a state-of-the-art critical care facilities.

We offer our staff outstanding benefits. This includes an onsite at Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support, interpreting and translation provider and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with their childcare arrangements.

Registered Nurse-Rotational



Are you a registered nurse looking for a new challenge? If so, why not join South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (STSFT), on our path to excellence?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for registered nurses to join a 24 month rotational programme within the Division of Urgent and Emergency Care. This involves placements across the Trusts hospital sites,lasting 6 months, across 4 specialities, either the Emergency Department, Emergency Assessment Unit,
Same Day Emergency Care, Ward B20 or across site placements.

On each new rotation you will be given a 2-week supernumerary period and be allocated a mentor. At the end of the programme you will have the opportunity to apply for a permanent position in your chosen specialist area. If a vacancy isn’t available
in your area of preference you will be offered an alternative preference.

Emergency Care is a fast paced environment, therefore we are looking for nurses who are enthusiastic and motivated, who can demonstrate a caring and compassionate attitude, who have a desire to provide high quality, effective and efficient patient care. There are various specialist nurse roles which offer staff succession planning and opportunities for development.

The successful candidate must work well in a team and be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients and relatives/carers. You will be dynamic, able to respond to change and demonstrate active assistance and support when working as part of a team.

As a new registrant, or a registrant moving into the NHS for the first time, you will be supported through a six month multi-professional Preceptorship programme, by our Preceptorship Lead and in clinical practice by an allocated and experienced clinical practitioner (a preceptor). We will provide guidance, support and feedback throughout your transition period, while you develop the necessary knowledge and skills in
becoming a confident and competent practitioner.



Before commencing/submitting your application form, please ensure that you read the attached Job Application Process/Confirming Appointment Procedure Candidate Guidance

Important note on completion of the reference section of Application Form - In line with NHS Employment Check Standards, if you are successful at interview, the Trust, as part of the recruitment process will seek to confirm a 3 year employment/training/education history. 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 employer and/or educational establishment that cover the last 3 years. If you are currently a professional student due to qualify, please also provide the details of your mentor. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

You will be able to track the progress of your application via NHS Jobs. If you have been successful at shortlisting you will be invited to interview via NHS Jobs using the e-mail address you have registered. You should check your SPAM / Junk folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 6 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please quote the job reference number in all correspondence.

Please note the vacancy may be closed early if exceptional volumes of applications are received and late applications will not be accepted or considered.


As from 1st November 2020, it is a requirement of South Tyneside and Sunderland 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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