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Staff Nurse

We are looking to recruit a Band 5 staff nurse to work within Respiratory Medicine on Ward 7 at at our Hospital. If you are a motivated and enthusiastic staff nurse then why not come and join our Team. This post is fully rotational between day and night shift. The post is a full time vacancy but we welcome those seeking part time employment.

Main duties of the job

Respiratory Medicine is currently provided on 2 wards within the hospital, Ward 7 is a 30 bedded unit which meets the needs of adult patients requiring in hospital treatment for a range of respiratory conditions. We work closely with the Respiratory Support Unit which is based on Ward 12. We work as part of an MDT which includes our Respiratory Specialist Nurses and Respiratory Physiotherapists.

We offer successful candidates:

  • Learning opportunities
  • Friendly and supportive workplace
  • Extensive and varied clinical experience and continued professional development

You should have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills and be able to work effectively as a member of a MDT.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality opening a state of the art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England? Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isnt, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare, this is the Northumbria Way! Please read applicant guidance notes before submitting your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care working as a member of the ward team under the direction of the Ward Manager.
  • To be responsible for the organising and co-ordination of nursing services in the ward/dept in the absence of senior staff on a regular basis.
  • To exercise accountability as set out in the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • To be responsible for all nursing care standards and to maintain high clinical standards.
  • To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which
  • (a) engages, enables and empowers others
  • (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement
  • (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person Specification



  • 1st Level live NMC registered Nurse
  • Mentorship qualification or relevant qualification (essential requirement for post, expectation this will be completed within an 18 month period)


  • PP126/7
  • D32/33
  • Post Registration qualification in specialty
  • Diploma/degree in nursing

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 current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also 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 NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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