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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/09/2019.

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Staff Nurse (Generic - Adults)

Job Reference: 155-NQNS6187

Employer:
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Various
Location:
Sunderland and South Tyneside
Salary:
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

The Trust provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents along with an increasing range of more specialised services provided outside this area. We also provide a range of community based services across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead, particularly within 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, giving a total number of beds of around 1200 acute beds, as well as a state-of-the-art ICCU at SRH. The Trust is continuing to invest in its infrastructure with: a new Emergency Department and Integrated Assessment Unit opened June 2017 at SRH; a state of the art Integrated Emergency Care Centre at STDH opened in 2012; in 2016 the Trust opened its new Endoscopy Unit at SRH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Surgical Centre at STDH in 2017; in 2017 the Trust opened its new state of the art MRI at STDH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Durham Treatment Centre providing satellite dialysis, out-patient clinics, imaging and day case procedures across a range of specialties. The Trust also provides an outreach service to our Durham patients for nephrology, urology, ENT, OMFS and ophthalmology. There is an onsite at SRH Fitness Centre and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with their childcare arrangements.

We’re here to deliver the best care to the people we serve and our values are at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for applications from those who will share the commitment to our values and will live and breathe the behavioural standards that support them - Compassionate and dignified, high quality, safe patient care always the first priority/Working together for the benefit of our patients and their families or carers/Openness and honesty in everything we do/Respect and encouragement for our staff


Are you a third year nursing student due to qualify or a registered nurse looking for a new challenge?

 

Want to know more? Then come along to our Adult Nurse Recruitment event, on Thursday 3rd October, from 10am until 2pm, at Haven Court, South Shields. You will have the chance to find out about our different clinical areas, chat with staff and discuss your opportunities. Interviews from applications to this advert will be held on the day and you may leave with a job offer!

 

This is a very exciting time to be part of our growing organisation.  So if you pride yourself on your standard of nursing knowledge and skills, and can demonstrate compassion in caring for patients, why not join us and support us in our vision, ‘to deliver nationally recognised high quality, cost effective, sustainable healthcare for the people we serve with staff who are proud to recommend our services’.

 

We are looking to recruit staff with the right skills, values and behaviours to join our innovative and dynamic teams.  Therefore if you are enthusiastic, motivated, committed to providing high quality, compassionate care, and have a passion for life-long learning, then come and join us at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.

 

As a new registrant, or a registrant moving into the NHS for the first time, you will be supported through our 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 transitional period, while you develop the necessary knowledge and skills in becoming a confident and competent practitioner.

 

At South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust we recognise the importance of ensuring healthy, happy staff and we are committed to providing a number of benefits to our staff – to review these, please click the Staff Benefits link.

 

As part of your interview, we invite you to complete a ‘preference sheet’ and we will always aim to conditionally offer employment in the area you have requested.  However, where this is not possible, we will aim to place you in your second or third preferred area.

 

Please note this vacancy is not suitable for overseas trained nurses wishing to join the Trust as an Adaptation Nurse.  These vacancies will be advertised via NHS Jobs when they arise.




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 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 note – All new employees will commence in line with Trust Induction dates. This Induction will take place at either Sunderland Royal Hospital or South Tyneside Hospital, irrespective of where the job will be based.


Please quote the job reference number in all correspondence.

Please note this advert may close early should a high volume of applications be received


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 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.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be 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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