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Trust Staff Nurse

Job Description


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.

Are you passionate about caring for patients? Do you share the commitment to place the patient at the centre of everything you do? If so come and join a high performing team in our Trust.

We pride ourselves on delivering the best quality care to patients and people in Gateshead and beyond. The CQC has recently rated our standard of care as outstanding and has recognised the QE as one of the safest places in the country for patient care with our CQC Band 6 rating.

This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated individuals to work with a team of innovative nurses and practitioners, committed to caring for patients and to deliver excellence. We are looking for enthusiastic applicants with a caring and compassionate disposition who share a vision of patient centred care.

Suitable applicants will have a sound clinical knowledge with drive to champion the 6 C s in nursing. You should be able to demonstrate excellent nursing, communication and organizational skills.

We have vacancies within the following areas:

Older Persons



General Surgery



Stroke and

ECC Department

Elective & Trauma Orthopaedics


Nurse Bank

We also hold Investors in People Gold Standard and there are great opportunities for staff to develop, to provide excellent standards of safe, effective and compassionate care.

If you are interested and would like to develop your career further there are a number of career pathways in our supportive organization. The Trust is strongly committed to supporting and facilitating post registration development which is supported through our contract with the University of Northumbria at Newcastle and our extensive in-house training.

The successful applicants will be expected to be flexible in their ways of working in order to meet the

Informal enquiries are welcome by Matron Janet Thompson on  ( Phone number removed )  or Matron Emma Newton on  ( Phone number removed )  for further information.

Applications can be made via the nhs jobs 2 website.

These posts are subject to (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

Anyone applying for a position which involves a regulated activity will require an enhanced DBS check and that the disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

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.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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