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Main area
Nursing and Midwifery
Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Royal Surrey County Hospital
£29,828 - £36,311 per annum pro rata inc HCAS
Salary period
17/04/2024 23:59
Interview date

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Newly Qualified Nurse

Band 5

Job overview

Are you a Student Nurse qualifying in 2024 who would like to get your new career off to the best start in a high-performing, friendly and supportive Trust?

We are recruiting enthusiastic newly registered nurses to help us deliver first-class, safe and compassionate care. As a registered nurse you will be expected to promote and lead the delivery of high quality patient-centred care in a supportive environment.

Main duties of the job

The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the development and support of newly registered professionals. Its overarching aim is to support newly registered practitioners to make a safe and successful transition into their new role. As a newly qualified nurse you will be supported through a year-long preceptorship programme which has been structured to include the fourteen elements set within the Health Education England Preceptorship Standards, and has at its core the Trust values of caring together, learning together, excelling together and continuously improving.

We are now accepting applications to work (full or part time) in a variety of clinical areas within the trust. We also offer rotational opportunities to enable you to develop your skills and professional portfolio.

Please note, this advert is only applicable to newly qualifying nurses.

Working for our organisation

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than £45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Detailed job description and main responsibilities

As a registered, accountable and autonomous nurse to act in the best interests of your patients at all times and take personal responsibility for your actions and decisions. To be responsible for patient assessment, planning of care, implementing and supervising safe and compassionate care, and evaluating the effectiveness of care. As an NMC registrant facilitate learning and development of others. You will demonstrate leadership qualities and be open, transparent and trustworthy. As a Trust employee act with integrity and uphold the values and beliefs of the Trust and the NMC Code of Conduct.

To provide a high standard of individualised patient care reflecting individual competencies and education that involves relatives/carers as appropriate. To be responsible for the nursing care of a defined group of patients. To assist in the management and organisation of the nursing service in the clinical area including the teaching and management of more junior staff or those in training.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse Part 1 or 12
  • Evidence of recent professional updating and relevant personal development


Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates professional awareness and knowledge
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of current issues in Acute NHS setting
  • Consolidation of Nurse Training
  • Can demonstrate up-to-date clinical credibility/competence
  • Knowledge of clinical governance issues such as complaints handling, clinical risk management
  • Knowledge of current NHS and Professional issues

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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

Resourcing Team
Job title
Resourcing Officer
Email address
[email protected]
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