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Band 5 Staff Nurse SSCU

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Surgical Special Care Unit
NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
36 hours per week
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Royal Stoke Hopsital
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum
Salary period
Today at 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

The Post holder will be responsible for the assessment of the needs, development of programmes of care, and for the implementation and evaluation of these programmes for patients and their relatives. To provide a high standard of clinical nursing within the ward / department. To manage a group of patients. To take charge of the ward when rostered and assessed as competent to take on the roles and responsibilities of leadership and supervision. To act as a role model to students and 
Clinical Support Workers. To present a positive, professional image of the organisation and of the nursing team.

Main duties of the job

Please refer to the attached job description and personal specification for all further details on this vacancy. 

Working for our organisation

The University Hospital of North Staffordshire (UHNS) is located on the boarder of Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme.  It is one of the largest acute, general hospitals in the West Midlands and currently operates over 3 sites, the Royal Infirmary, Central Outpatients and the City General site.  The Trust has good transport links from the M6 motorway and is approximately 50 miles north of Birmingham and 45 miles south of Manchester.  

UHNS became an NHS Trust in 1993 and was awarded teaching status in 2003.  As a small but growing Teaching Hospital, and the Trust is continuing to develop a portfolio of research, development and innovation to improve services. In 2007 a new jointly managed clinical research facility opened providing state-of-the-art facilities for patient-centred research, and the opportunity to test ground-breaking new treatments.  A five year plan for research, development and innovation is being developed during 2008.

UHNS is the main provider of acute, general hospital services to a population of approximately half-a-million people living in and around North Staffordshire.  The Trust is one of four major tertiary centres in the West Midlands providing a range of specialist services to a wider population of around three million.

The Trust has a turnover in excess of £300m per year and operates with approximately 1250 beds and a workforce of 5978 whole time equivalents (at December 2007). 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and personal specification for all further details on this vacancy. 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of surgical nursing


Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse
Desirable criteria
  • nursing


Essential criteria
  • Experience of surgical nursing
Desirable criteria
  • nursing
Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sarah Doherty
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Senior Sister
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