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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Specialised Decision Unit

Band 5

Main area
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Part time hours also available)
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Royal Stoke
Stoke on Trent
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum (pro-rata)
Salary period
24/01/2022 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

Are you looking for a new challenge? The Specialised Decision Unit (SDU) is a NEW purpose built development within the realm of unscheduled emergency care. There has never been a more exciting time to join our team and we are really keen to hear from forward thinking dynamic individuals to support the SDU. We are proud to promote and support staff that have the energy and drive to succeed in wanting to further their nursing careers.

Main duties of the job

Staff Nurse– Band 5

The post holder will have excellent communication skills and have the ability, drive and enthusiasm to work within a motivated team to provide high quality patient care. You will support the implementation of clinical streaming of patients attending the UHNM and to facilitate this have excellent communication skills. This role allow for you to enhance your existing nursing knowledge and learn new skills within a supportive learning environment.

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

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact the people below (details below)

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse on NMC Register
Desirable criteria
  • Mentorship or equivalent


Essential criteria
  • Experience in an Acute Hospital Setting
  • experince of completing dressings
Desirable criteria
  • Acute Trauma Ward experience
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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Lisa Simpson
Job title
Email address
Telephone number
01782 679936
Additional information

Katie Shaw-  Matron for Trauma, Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery -

Tracy Stevenson - Deputy Matron  - 

If you have problems applying, contact

University Hospitals of North Midlands - Royal Stoke
Springfield Building, Floor 2 (Trust HQ)
Newcastle Road
Stoke on Trent
Office: 01782 671437 OR VOIP: 01782 228396