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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/01/2020.

Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 297-1920-2387

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
297 CC Ward 21
£24,214 to £30,112 pa


Please note should your application be successful, we will contact you via the email address you have provided on your application form.


All references from current and previous employers will be sought and MUST cover a minimum of 3 years employment. 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 line managers that cover 3 years employment. Where possible this should be from two seperate employers. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

PLEASE NOTE it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their DBS certificate if a check is required for the post. There are two methods of payment either directly through the online portal using a credit or debit card or through deduction from your monthly pay over a maximum of three months.

All new entrants to the NHS will be appointed on the minimum of the pay scale in line with Agenda For Change Terms & Conditions.

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic, highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced staff nurse to join us in working as part of the Gynaecological Oncology nursing team. Ward 21 is an 18 bedded ward caring for patients with both Gynaecological and Gynaecological Oncology disorders as well as emergency surgical patients from the ED, Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit and IVF clinic. The ward is a high performing area with a clear patient focus and a reputation for quality and excellence within the Business Unit. Successful candidates will be expected to maintain and build upon these standards and contribute to the development of the nursing service.


The post holder will work as part of the team, providing high quality care to patients with both Gynaecological and Gynaecological Oncological disorders as well as supporting and facilitating the pathway for patients diagnosed with gynaecological cancers and their families. An integral part of the role involves working in collaboration with colleagues within the MDT, Clinical Nurse Specialists within both the Business Unit and across the Trust and also externally across the region with partnership organisations and the North East Cancer Network.


The successful applicant will need to meet the following criteria:

  • 1st level registration with NMC.

  • Specific interest in the care and management of the surgical patient

  • Specific interest in contributing towards service improvement and practice development within the nursing team

  • Evidence of ongoing professional development

  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work autonomously and as a member of the wider multi-disciplinary team

  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues within surgical nursing

  • Flexibility to respond to the changing needs of the service


    If you are interested in applying for this post and feel that you possess the relevant qualities, skills and experience to complement our existing team and improve services for patients we look forward to hearing from you.


    For further information or to arrange an informal discussion / visit please contact:


    Helen Larkin, Ward Manager Tel: 0191 4452021

    Wendy Hirst, Deputy Sister Tel: 0191 4452021

Dionne Johnston, Deputy Sister Tel: 0191 4452021

Applicants who have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date are to assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Applications are welcomed from candidates who may require sponsorship through the UK Border Agency to work in the UK. However, those candidates must be aware that appointment to the post may not be considered if a suitably qualified experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available and/or the post does not attract sufficient points. During the interview process, all candidates will be requested to provide appropriate original documentation to ensure their legal right to work in the UK may be verified.

Candidates who require sponsorship are strongly advised to visit the UK Border Agency website and familiarise themselves with what is required. There is a facility on this site to access the points based calculator and work through an example which should assist candidates in their understanding of the process.

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