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Long Term and Unscheduled care
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Full and part time shifts available)
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Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Harrogate District Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 pa (pro rata)
Salary period
30/06/2021 23:59

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Registered Nurse - Care of the Elderly wards

Band 5

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust cares for the population in Harrogate and the local area as well as across North Yorkshire and Leeds. We also provide children’s services in the North East in County Durham, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Gateshead and Sunderland.

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is one of only two trusts in Yorkshire and Humber to be awarded HSJ’s Top 100 Best Places to Work. We believe that You Matter Most, and this is reflected in our values of Responsible, Respectful and Passionate. So if you’re looking for an interesting and rewarding career in the NHS, where you can make a real difference to patients’ lives, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is the place for you.


Job overview

Elderly care sister Sheena came to Harrogate to complete her nurse training, and has worked for the Trust ever since. “I wouldn’t want to do anything else,” she says. “The team is well rounded and supports each other in our day-to-day working life.” If this sounds like the kind of team you’d like to be part of, we’d love to hear from you.

We care for patients with a wide range of conditions, meaning our nursing staff enjoy a role where no two days are the same, and compassionate patient care is paramount.

Jo Burns, Elderly care matron, has also been with Trust since qualifying 16 years ago. Jo says she is really happy with how her career has progressed and still thoroughly enjoys her time here. If you’re looking for a Trust who will support you to achieve your career goals, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust could be just the place for you.


Main duties of the job

As a Trust we offer our Registered Nurses:

  • Access to clinical skills training in our Clinical Skills Lab and personal development courses
  • First Line Leadership programme to help develop your leadership skills
  • Highly recommended two-year Preceptorship Programme and your first year of NMC fees paid
  • 4 weeks supernumerary and ongoing mentoring
  • Band 6 and 7 development posts
  • Support and guidance with revalidation

To keep up to date with all of our latest Recruitment activity here at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust follow us on Facebook: ‘Team HDFT jobs – Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust’ and Twitter: @HDFT_Careers.

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust work with Health Education England and the Global Learners Programme to recruit Nurses who currently live overseas. If you live outside the UK and do not yet have an NMC PIN please apply directly via the Global Learners website -



Working for our organisation

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we provide ‘outstanding’ care to both our patients and our staff.  We support staff through benefits, health and wellbeing initiatives and opportunities for personal and professional development. 

  • An inclusive and supportive culture – our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks identify areas for improvement.
  • Staff Recognition - as well as regular appraisals, we recognise staff with our Making a Difference, Team of the Month Awards & Colleague Recognition Awards
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, counselling service and fast track physiotherapy service for employees.
  • Staff Benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

1)    To work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and to provide nursing care for patients. This requires detailed knowledge of equipment and specialised information on procedures undertaken in the clinical environment.

2)    In consultation with senior staff, the post holder will help plan, co-ordinate, implement, and evaluate care for patients.

3)    Maintain standards in accordance with ward /Trust policies and procedures and NMC code of conduct

4)    Maintain a safe working environment, being aware of the necessity to comply with Health & Safety regulations and the Environmental Health Act, and to attend mandatory training courses.

5)    Maintain safe custody of all drugs and medicines and when trained demonstrate the manipulation, dexterity and co-ordination of IV drugs.

6)    To work unsupervised at times, using ward Protocols and Policies.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration or working towards Registration
Desirable criteria
  • • Diploma/Degree in Nursing or related field


Essential criteria
  • • Pre registration clinical experience
Desirable criteria
  • • Working with elderly and/or patients with mental health requirements
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jo Burns
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01423 555309