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Newly Qualified Nurses

Job Reference: 192-GEN-NQN-7

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
£23,023 to £29,608 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.

………….Calling all newly qualified nurses and nurses qualifying in 2019!!!………..

Are you seeking an employer who could help to guide your nursing journey from a novice to an expert?

Would you like to work in a supportive environment where you are valued? If the answer is yes, then look no further!

We at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust have an exciting opportunity for you to ‘kick’ start your career. We will offer you full support while you progress from your transition phase into a competent and confident nurse- ready to practice. You will gain a mix of skills while working across a number of multidisciplinary teams with numerous opportunities for career advancement.

We understand how valuable you are to us, so to thank you for your commitment and hard work we will offer you:

  • Our unique and comprehensive preceptorship programme – where you will have the opportunity to be fully involved in a number of study days including; delivering safe care, practical simulation and caring for ourselves and others. You will be fully supported with the encouragement you need to succeed in your chosen field.


  • 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 professional development including Leadership and Management courses, with supportive mentoring.


  • Opportunities to expand your knowledge and gain experience in research projects.


  • Future nursing career 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!

If you have excellent communication skills, willingness to learn and can deliver the high quality care to patients through our values - we would love to hear from you!. Here at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, our values, standards and behaviours underpin everything we do. Our values, standards and behaviours demonstrate the emphasis we place on patients care, staff, volunteers and the wider communities. We do this by always improving by seeking feedback and developing through learning. As a Trust, we call this working together for Patients, with Compassion, as One Team and Always Improving. These values are what drive the quality of care patients receive, and help our employees to make a significant difference to the lives of our patients and their families. You too can make a difference!

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.


Come live life, work in Portsmouth!


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Interview Date: 21st February 2019*

*Please note that in order for you to be invited for an interview on the 21st February, applications must be received by 11th February. All applications received after 11th February will be interviewed at a date to be confirmed.

Closing Date 01/06/2019




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