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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Critical Care Pods 3-6

Band 5

Main area
Adult Critical Care
Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Full and Part Time available)
Job ref
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum
Salary period
20/01/2022 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

Band 5 Staff Nurse - Critical Care

  • Are you seeking an exciting new challenge?  
  • Would you like the chance to join a dynamic team caring for the most critically ill patients and the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge to provide care for Level 2 and 3 patients?

If you think you like the sound of this – there’s more…..

  • We are looking to recruit committed and self-motivated Band 5 nurses.
  • We offer 8 weeks supernumerary status where you will be allocated a mentor and supervisor to work alongside – our structured induction programme helps prepare you for your critical care nursing career.
  • We support staff in the completion of the nationally recognised Step competency booklets. We have our own in-house Critical Care course and support staff to complete the Critical Care post registration course.

Main duties of the job

If this sounds interesting - then you maybe you are the person we are looking for!

The Critical Care Unit at the UHNM  is a 36-bedded, dedicated state of the art facility, which provides care for seriously ill patients from across a range of medical and surgical specialities including neurosurgery and major trauma as well as being one of the designated Major Trauma Centres within the West Midlands.  We provide the highest standards of care for patients who have sustained traumatic brain and spinal injuries.

Critical Care prides itself by actively supporting all staff in their continued educational and professional development. We also provide all newly recruited staff with an excellent preceptorship period supported by our very own Practice Development team.


Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

 As a Staff Nurse you will be responsible for providing high quality care and support to patients and families as part of the wider Critical Care team.

In order to fulfil the job role and learning requirements, and meet service needs, successful candidates will be required to work a full rotation on both days and nights.

If you are a dynamic, enthusiastic nurse with the ability to work well within a highly motivated team, and can deliver high quality nursing care we would like to hear from you.

There are limited full and part time positions available so be quick and apply today!

For further information see attached JD & PS

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • 1st Level RN
  • NMC Registration
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of further relevant study


Essential criteria
  • Acute nursing experience
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in Level 2/3 area
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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dawn Moss
Job title
Senior Sister
Email address
Additional information

For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal visit or enquiries please contact one of our Senior Sisters on 01782 675771/679037, or Dawn Moss, Practice Development Senior Sister on 01782 675509