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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Acute Medicine Unit
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Stoke
Stoke On Trent
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum
Salary period
Today at 23:59

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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

Due to our innovative and evolving acute medicine service we have been successful in a new business case which is focused on the nursing workforce on AMU (Acute Medical Unit) at UHNM, allowing us to open up our recruitment of a large number of nursing posts. Our AMU at UHNM is one of the largest units in the country consisting of 58 beds comprising of bay beds, side rooms and 14 Higher monitoring beds which is in our enhanced nursing care area delivering level 1 and 2 care. The business case supports the uplift of our substantial qualified nursing team to enable us to have a 1:4 patient ratio which will enable the unit to continue to move onto the next exciting chapter and evolving our new team to become the showcase ‘ gold standard’ of AMU’s in England.

Our new starters are supported by our exceptional practice education team, who have developed a competency package for the unit and the enhanced care element. We aim to provide staff of all grades with the essential knowledge and skills required in our busy, friendly department and we offer a rotation on a shift by shift basis into the enhanced care unit where you will be supported by our team and education practise nurses. New starters will be given a period of supernumerary time with a well organised local induction.

Main duties of the job

In this post you will be responsible for the initial assessment of patients, and providing an effective care pathway within AMU. We are committed to developing a culture in line with our values that improves quality and enhances the patient experience, and you will play a vital part in developing new ways of working to achieve this goal.

Candidates will be a first level registered nurse. You must be flexible to the demands of the service and be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. Excellent communication skills are essential for this post.
Full and part time hours, are available, 7 days including weekends and public holidays, 12 hour shifts.


Working for our organisation

The UHNM NHS Trust covers Royal Stoke Hospital in Stoke on Trent and County Hospital in Stafford. Royal Stoke a large acute teaching hospital, with a Turnover of £360 million. Located in Stoke on Trent and Stafford, UHNM is close to the M6, within commuting distance of culturally diverse major conurbations, such as Manchester and Birmingham and surrounded by rural pleasures, including the Peak District National Park.

Each year Royal Stoke cares for over 600,000 people providing emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care. It is a leading teaching hospital in partnership with Keele University and has a patient-centred clinical research facility providing state-of-the-art facilities.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are keen to develop their acute medicine and enhanced care nursing skills whilst applying the values associated with the 6Cs of nursing. We are a team that were the first in the country to integrate both a nursing Governance Council alongside the Improving Together programme where we encourage the nursing workforce to have a voice and support changes to improve the care to our patients and the wellbeing of our staff.

We welcome you to apply without hesitation, however if you wish to attend our recruitment open day on 12th January 2022 where you will be given a guaranteed interview on the day please contact Senior Sister Salt as per contact details.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse on the professional register


Essential criteria
  • Has experience as a student or registered nurse in an acute hospital setting
  • Experience in undertaking dressings
Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Stacey Salt
Job title
Senior Sister
Email address