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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/07/2019.

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Newly Qualified Nurses

Job Reference: 192-GEN-NQN-7

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country. We provide a full range of services to more than 675,000 people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. Most services are provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital but we also offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities closer to patients’ homes. We handle around 142,000 Emergency Department admissions a year and have the busiest maternity department on the South Coast. The Trust employs around 6,480 staff and is the largest employer in Portsmouth.

Our Trust Vision is Working Together to drive excellence in care for our patients and communties.

Qualifying in 2019? Or recently qualified and eager to build your career in care? Come and start your nursing story with us!

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust are excited to meet nurses who are about to, or have recently qualified and are ready to put their learning into action. This includes those that are in their second years, or about to commence their final placements. This is an exciting opportunity for you to kick start your career, supporting you to progress from your transition phase into a competent and confident nurse, ready to practice.


We can offer you a challenge, the opportunity to work in a fast paced, but rewarding environment, and to see and learn things you may never have experienced before, with people from all walks of life. You will gain a mix of skills while working across a number of multidisciplinary teams with numerous opportunities for career advancement.


We live and breathe the phrase working together and we know that this can only be achieved through investing in our staff, so in return for your passion, dedication and hard work we promise you:

•Our unique and comprehensive preceptorship programme for all NQN’s, fully supported, with the encouragement you need to succeed in your chosen field –study days include delivering safe care, practical simulation and caring for ourselves and others.

•Opportunities to join a 12 or 18 month/3 placement rotational programme with guaranteed substantive post on successful completion



•Full support and encouragement from our home-grown mentors to enable you to become the nurse you dream of - using the NMC recognised Coaching style approach to learning



•Fully supported leadership Development pathways



•Help to establish your career pathway for the future



•Opportunities to explore research projects



•Future nursing opportunities, including specialist roles

•Staff benefits which include childcare vouchers, on-site gym / swimming pool, cycle to work scheme, access to our Beach Hut, accommodation (subject to availability) and many, many more!




We are looking for the team players, the great communicators and those that understand the difference between good care and the truly exceptional. We know that making a patients day a little better, makes OUR day.


We are learners, we love innovation and improvement, and we are ready to help you develop your skills, build your confidence and complete your competencies. We will treat you as the professional that you have studied hard to be.




Why come to Portsmouth?




Portsmouth is a vibrant and dynamic waterfront city packed with great reasons to visit, work and live. Situated on the south coast of England, Portsmouth has wonderful museums and is great for shopping and short breaks. With house prices 20% cheaper than London, Portsmouth is one of the easiest cities in the UK to purchase a house and is the tenth best city outside of London to purchase a property.








So why not come and join us in helping to make a difference to our patients lives.






If you are excited to take the next steps, we are waiting to meet you!


Need some advice? Please email for further information.


Closing Date 21st July 2019


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Applications from job seekers who require 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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.

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