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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/01/2020.

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Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 192-MD-19-1013

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
£24,214 to £30,112 Per Annum

We are delighted to have recently been rated "GOOD" overall by the Care Quality Commisson (CQC)

Queen Alexandra Hospital started life more than a century ago as a military hospital. Today it is one of the largest, most modern hospitals on the south coast, with 1,200 beds housed in light, bright, infection resistant, en-suite wards.

With a turnover of close to £600m, we provide comprehensive secondary care and specialist services to a local population of 675,000 people across South East Hampshire. We also offer some tertiary services to a wider catchment in excess of two million people. The Trust employs over 7,300 staff and is the largest employer in Portsmouth.

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

It takes a special kind of nurse to walk the journey with our patients, to play an integral role in the comprehensive and compassionate care we pride ourselves on, where no two days are the same but our ultimate goal never changes – to make our patients journey with us the best it can be, championing care with respect and dignity.


We are excited to build our nursing team in older person’s medicine, with positions available on a choice of wards. Our team is a true multidisciplinary mix, working in partnership to provide the best outcomes for patients and their families.


We are a team that provides ourselves on understanding the difference between good care, and the truly exceptional, and we know that this can be only achieved by investing in our staff, so in return for your passion, dedication and hard work we promise you:


  • Opportunities for flexible working – helping you to achieve your work/life balance

  • Fully supported induction and orientation programme tailored to your needs

  • Supportive career development opportunities, with pathways of advancement and home-grown mentors to guide you through the process

  • Opportunities to experience rotations across our services

  • Leadership and management training programmes

  • Newly qualified or about to qualify? Let us help you to put your learning into action with a fully supported and comprehensive preceptorship package.

We have a simple vision here at Portsmouth – “Working together for patients, with compassion, as one team, always improving” – so if you are ready to feel valued, where your work has real meaning and where you will get the support and guidance you need to make a real different to the patient experience, then get in contact. We could be the perfect team for you.

Closing Date 31st January 2020



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