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Job summary

Main area
Medicine and Emergency Care
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Full or part time considered)
Job ref
319-3031061RM
Employer
Northumbria Healthcare - NHCT Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
The Northumbria
Town
Cramlington
Salary
per annum
Closing
20/04/2021 18:00

Employer heading

Northumbria Healthcare - NHCT Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Staff Nurse

Band 5

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 isn’t, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare and, this is…the Northumbria Way!

Our trust is innovative and progressive, with an £800 million turnover, employing over 10,000 staff to serve a population of 500,000 with an extensive range of acute and community health care. We own and operate GP practices with a collective list size of over 50,000 patients through Northumbria Primary Care and run a number of commercial businesses including Northumbria Healthcare Facilities Management, adding income to our bottom line which is reinvested in innovation and patient care.

We’re twice rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission inspection in 2016 and 2019 and rated ‘joint best place to work’ by our staff. Investing heavily in staff experience and staff satisfaction – our staff rated us best acute and community trust in equality, diversity and inclusion, health and wellbeing, morale, quality of care, safety culture, staff engagement and for team working.

Managing 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.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and inclusion and are committed to a workforce that is diverse, equal and inclusive.  We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME people are currently under-represented in our workforce as well as other under-represented groups such as LGBT+ and disabled candidates. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, we have a Gold award from the Defense Recognition Scheme, and we are delighted to support Apprenticeships, Age Posi+ive and are a mindful employer.   

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if they indicate they wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments to attend interview please make the recruitment team aware as soon as possible by calling our HR Recruitment Team on 0191 203 1415 option 2.  

Make sure to read the ‘applicant guidance notes’ before submitting your application and make sure you know everything there is to know before joining our fantastic trust!

Please note that it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their own DBS certification if a DBS check is required for the post.  The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first monthly pay.

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Job overview

 We are looking for a vibrant and enthusiastic individual to join the team and compliment our new acute medical unit.

Ward 9 will be a newly established acute medical ward situated in The Northumbria hospital within the Medicine and Emergency Care Business Unit

 The Unit consists of 30 in-patient beds. It will provide evidence based multi-disciplinary care with immediate and specialist management for the acute medical patient. This includes rapid diagnostic facilities, treatment and a multi-disciplinary approach including provision of comprehensive medical assessment.

Most patients are admitted through the Emergency Department the aim of  of the Unit is to help patients on their journey to recover to the point that they can either be transferred for ongoing care, return to their own home or to further care in the community.

Main duties of the job

 As one of our new team of Band 5 nurses:

We would like the post holder to be an excellent communicator, reliable, honest and work to a high standard of care.  Experience in Acute medicine is desirable but not necessary as full training and support will be given to the successful candidate.  This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience and knowledge within emergency care setting and acute care.

 

Working for our organisation

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 isn’t, 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.

Detailed job description and main 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/department 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 and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries. 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • 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)
Desirable criteria
  • PP126/7
  • • D32/33
  • Post Registration qualification in specialty
  • Diploma/degree in nursing
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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

Name
Jayne Hardy
Job title
Modern Matron
Email address
jayne.hardy@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01916072890
Additional information

secondary contact: Michael McGlade- michael.mcglade@nhct.nhs.uk